GHDI logo

Documents - German Cultures Today
1-10 of 15 documents    return to chapter list < previous   |   next >  
1.   Reflections on the Love Parade (1995)
A British journalist discusses both the history and the allure of Berlin’s annual Love Parade, one....
2.   A Jewish Newcomer in Berlin (2000)
Jewish satirist Wladimir Kaminer describes his own decision to emigrate from the Soviet Union to East Berlin, where he landed in the summer of 1990. Kaminer....
3.   An East German Writer Deplores GDR Nostalgia (2003)
East German writer Thomas Brussig criticizes German television networks for trying to boost their ratings with “Ostalgie....
4.   German Vacation Habits (April 1, 2004)
A journalist notes that the German quest for the perfect vacation experience often ends in severe disappointment. Unrealistic expectations, he argues, have given rise to a culture of complaining,....
5.   Chinese Tourists Enjoy a Speed Rush on the Autobahn (July 22, 2004)
A German reporter follows five Chinese tourists who come to Germany to drive Mercedes-Benz cars on the Autobahn without speed limits. For the author, the image of these five tourists “accelerating....
6.   Model Claudia Schiffer becomes an International Beauty Icon (2004)
The msn-internet magazine “beautylive” recounts the stunning success story of supermodel Claudia Schiffer, who took the fashion world by storm in the early 1990s and quickly became one of the world’s....
7.   A Jewish Writer Criticizes the Holocaust Memorial (December 19, 2004)
After the completion of Peter Eisenman’s Holocaust memorial....
8.   Munich Gourmet Stores Cater to the Elite (December 23, 2004)
A journalist compares two internationally famous gourmet temples in Munich, calling the Dallmayr store....
9.   A Turkish Store in Kreuzberg Signals Progress in Integration (March 2005)
A reporter describes how a Turkish newspaper store in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood became successful only after its owner started catering to the needs of his German clientele. The author views....
10.   A Folk Music Television Show Sentimentalizes Rural Germany (2006)
Two journalists describe the last on-stage appearance of folk music television show host Karl Moik.....
1-10 of 15 documents    < previous   |   next >