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German-American Festival in Berlin on July 5, 2008


On Saturday, Berlin will celebrate Independence Day and the return of the American Embassy to the famous Pariser Platz with the grand "Amerikafest 2008," which will take place where the German soccer fans celebrate their team today...

The festivities are organized by the The Federation of German-American Clubs e.V. (in German), which describes the event as an occasion to discover many aspects of American culture, from politics to sport and entertainment.

I will be there from noon until 6:00 PM as part of my day job at the Atlantische Initiative e.V. We have a stand on Pariser Platz (on the Eastern side of the Brandenburg Gate). See our announcement: Meet the Editorial Team at the Amerikafest!
Anybody planning on coming? Write a comment or send me an email.


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Joe Noory on :

Actually, it should be called and American Festival in Berlin, if anything. The name looks a little like a appropriation of sorts. Otherwise, any reason to socialize is fantastic, a lot like the 5k, 10 milers, and barbeques on open house day which has been a longstanding tradition at US Consulat and Military facilities. German-American Day really should be 12 May: the day the Berlin Blockade ended in 1949.

Joe Noory on :

Happy Independence Day, all you Amis out there. Berlinophiliacs may enjoy this [url=]little ditty[/url].

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