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Current Newsletter TGAC 17: Emigrants' letters as a communication bridge, the North America Letter Collection - The fine Art of German Porcelain Painting, Marlen Sohr's painting school - Tradition and Culture of German Beer, Monastery Brewery Scheyern in Bavaria - Reformation and Music 2012, Bach meets Luther in Thuringia - Dresden's Christmas Market "Striezelmarkt", a tradition since 1434.

    

Newsletter Archive (PDFs for download):

TGAC 16: Fine Art or china painting with Dresdner Porcelain - Plauener Lace as the perfect Christmas present - Watzdorfer brewery in Thuringia, a quality experience - German ancestry, the fascination of the stories behind emigration - Saale Unstrut, the gentle south of Saxony-Anhalt.

TGAC News 15: "Take me Home" article in the German Life magazine about German Ancestry Tours - Toymaker town Seiffen and its Christmas decoration - Luther Festival and Luther Tour 2011 - German brewery "Stralsunder Brauerei" is European Champion - Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments in Leipzig - Pheasant dish recipe.

TGAC News 14: 2010 is Passion Play year in Oberammergau - Leipzig has been ranked Top 10 places to go in 2010 by the New York Times - Prussian Charme and Beer Brewing Tradition - Homemade cookies, a delight not just at Advent - Flea Markets in Germany, a treasure chamber for collectible, antiques and more.

TGAC News 13: Last minute offer for Christmas Market Tour to Germany 2009 - Passion Play Oberammergau 2010 - Beer brewing handcraft in Potsdam - European Transromanica Route in Thuringia - Getting around by car in Germany for independent travelers.

TGAC News 12: Hanseatic beer from the scenic Baltic Sea coast - Advent in Germany's capital Berlin - Bauhaus artist Marianne Brandt - Versatile culinary delights made from German apples - Local tourist offices, an information source for independent travelers.

TGAC News 11: Traditional glassblowing handicraft from Lauscha, Thuringia - The historic Passion Play festival 2010 in Oberammergau - Local public events, a special insider's tip for independent travelers - The magnificent Church of Our Lady in Dresden, Saxony - Berlin's world famous Currywurst.

TGAC News 10: Oktoberfest 2009 - 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus School of Art, Architecture and Design, Germany - Peace Marches in Leipzig and Fall of the Wall in Berlin in 1989 - In the footsteps of Martin Luther and Johann Sebastian Bach in Germany - Individual Trip Planning.


TGAC News 09: Castle accommodation near Berlin + Germany's world-famous beer gardens + "Max-Liebermann-Villa" in Berlin + 2008 - the International Year of the Potato + How to shop TAX FREE in Germany.

TGAC News 08: Berlin's Social Housing gets UNESCO World Heritage status + Brewpub and Gose beer specialty in Leipzig + Palaces and pleasure-houses in classical Weimar + Cherries & Berries - the flavor of summer + Guesthouses, Private Rooms & Vacation Apartments.

TGAC News 07: Royal Prussian Porcelain Manufacture Berlin + BBQ like the Germans do + Castle Molsdorf Thuringia + German Beer on a world trip + Visiting German restaurants, bars and pubs.

TGAC News 06: German-American engineering project Brooklyn bridge + Saale-Unstrut northern-most Wine Region + Beer manufacturer Templin with organic Pilsener + fairy-tale castle Moritzburg events + Public Holidays in Germany.

TGAC News 05: Contemporary Art Center Berlin + German Dark Beer / microbrewery Wippra + Brandenburg summer concerts + German spring vegetables and fruits + Getting around by train.

TGAC News 04: THE STORY OF BERLIN + Schwerin castle + Routes to Martin Luther + Culinary specialties of Northern East Germany + Getting around in Germany by driving a car.

TGAC News 03: Berlin & film festival Berlinale + Microbrewery and Brewpub Vielank at the scenic river Elbe + Transromanica Route Thuringia + UNESCO World Heritage site Quedlinburg + Travel tip: electrical devices and communication.
 
TGAC News 02: BBQ State Thuringia + UNESCO World Heritage sites "historic towns Wismar and Stralsund" + Berlin WelcomeCard for independent traveler + microbrewery "Schmitt" - a 100 year old relic + Shopping paradise East Germany.

TGAC News 01: International Berlin Beer Festival 2008 + "Martin Luther" - the musical in Erfurt + Dresden - UNESCO world heritage and art + Driving and cars - Environmental zones in major cities + Bio-Hotels - leisure, wellness and organic food + Berlin - modern art venues + Brandenburg - "land of lakes".

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