March 22, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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Deutsche Bundesländer Series - Schleswig-Holstein
A talk by Lothar Heller, a native son
Germany, consisting of 16 Federal States, called Bundesländer, is a land of contrasts. Each State has a unique story to tell, sometimes in its own distinct dialect. There is a unifying theme, a common identity - language, culture and history - that brings these diverse entities together to form what we know today as The Federal Republic of Germany. This talk is the first in our series on deutsche Bundesländer. Please come forward and let us get to know what makes your Heimat special to you, so we can get to know each other better.
Lothar Heller, a native of Germany, instructor extraordinaire at the German Language School – Dallas Campus, and coordinator of the Arlington Stammtisch, will host a short talk about his homeland, Schleswig-Holstein. He will discuss the history and tumultuous relationship with its neighbor to the north, Denmark, as well as the unique culture and landscape of this beautiful area. Be prepared to learn about Vikings, cows and living between the North and Baltic Sea.
Tours of Germany often focus on the south with its fairy-tale castles. Overlooked quite often is the charm of two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Schleswig-Holstein: Hanseatic Luebeck, and the Wattenmeer National Park. . This is guaranteed to be a fascinating afternoon!
There will be a reception after the talk with typical food from that region. Non-DGC members are asked for a donation to help pay for the food and drinks.