November 22, 1867
Birth of Wilhelm Groener in Ludwigsburg, Germany. In October 1918 he replaced General Erich Ludendorff as quartermaster general (Ludendorff had to resign to make armistice … [Read More...]
Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany.
It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne.
It is a … [Read More...]
January 14, 1683
Birth of Gottfried Silbermann (1683-1753) in Kleinbobritzsch, Germany. Silbermann's company was the leading builder of spinets, clavichords, harpsichords and organs in the age … [Read More...]
Bauernfrühstück (Farmer's breakfast) is a German country breakfast dish made from fried potatoes, eggs, onions, leeks or chives, and bacon or ham. It is similar to the somewhat simpler English bubble … [Read More...]
August 19, 1753
Death of the architect Balthasar Neumann in Würzburg. Neumann was clearly the master of Baroque architecture. He was born in Eger, Bohemia (then Austria, now in the Czech Republic) … [Read More...]
November 23, 912
Birth of Otto I in Germany. Otto became the German King in 936 and the Holy Roman Emperor in 962. He brought order to the empire, which was greatly fragmented, strengthened the … [Read More...]
Ore Mountain folk art (Erzgebirgische Volkskunst) is a well-known form of highly artistic wood carving from East Germany. Typical creations include Christmas decorations and products such as wooden … [Read More...]
The German system of gun control is among the most stringent in Europe. It restricts the acquisition, possession, and carrying of firearms to those with a creditable need for a weapon. It bans fully … [Read More...]
January 5, 1762
Birth of Constanze Weber (1762-1842) in Zell, Austria. Weber was a soprano who married Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1782 in Vienna. After her husband's death she oversaw the … [Read More...]