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Want to know more about Germany?
Dip into our inspiring eBrochure and get your first impressions about the sheer diversity of Germany as a travel destination. The eBrochure is available in 29 different languages for Windows PC, Macintosh Computers and Linux PC.

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Timeline of Emigration

Women emigrants, 1900 - Staatsarchiv Hamburg
Over the past 400 years, German emigration happened in waves with various concentrations spread over centuries and geographical areas.  Click here for a timeline as well as an overview by century from 1600 - 2000.

German Traditions

X-ray image by W. C. Roentgen, December 12, 1895; the image shows the hand of his wife - Deutsches Museum
Much in our annual celebrations and holidays was influenced by German heritage, like Christmas trees and Easter bunnies. Find out more here.

German Language

Kindergarten in a vegetable garden, Washington D.C. - Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection, Rep. No. LC-USZ62-73694
Not every German word made its way into the US culture by way of humorous advertising such as Fahrvergnuegen.  Most are much deeper ingrained such as kindergarten, etc.  Find a list of common German words and other German language influences here.

Famous People

Doris Day, Pillow Talk (1959) - Ray Jones/Universal/The Kobal Collection/Wire Image/Getty Images
If your heritage has its roots in Germany, you're in good company.  A ton of famous people and celebrities are either German or German American.  Leonardo di Caprio is a fellow German-American and so are author John Steinbeck and ketchup magnate Henry Heinz.   Find a list here of influential and famous Germans in many categories from architecture to science.