A so-called church tax in Germany may be behind a steady decline in the European nation’s church membership numbers. The Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non-partisan public opinion group based in Washington, DC, cites the tax as a factor behind an exodus of Germans officially leaving their religious communities. Germany is among several European countries…
Built in 1894, Germany’s Reichstag building now features a glass dome symbolizing transparency in government. Click here to watch a tour.
Planes, trains, & automobiles — I did it all to travel across Germany. Click here for the spectacular view from the Deutsche Bahn ICE train!
A section of the Berlin Wall still stands to illustrate the division created for decades until 1989. Click here to watch.
Even though history has outlived the iconic German radio station RIAS, its legacy lives on in the form of a trans-Atlantic exchange program for journalists in the United States and Germany. The program is named for the radio station RIAS, or Radio In the American Sector, which was founded by the U.S. in 1946. After…
Click the video below for a look around what’s considered the world’s most acoustically advanced building.
Hamburg, Germany is the country’s 2nd largest city and the 3rd biggest port in Europe. Click here for a quick tour of the harbor.
Lane Luckie reports from SPD party headquarters in Berlin, Germany after the Social Democrats’ historic loss in the 2017 Bundestag elections. Click the video below to watch.
Click here to watch the final few feet of the 2017 Berlin Marathon.
Built in 1969, the Berlin TV Tower gives brilliant 360-degree views of Germany’s capital city. Click here to see for yourself.
Click here to see Hertha Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen face off in a Bundesliga match at Berlin’s historic Olympiastadion.
A 38-year-old former police officer has made history as the first woman to officiate a soccer match in any of Europe’s top soccer leagues. On Sunday, September 10, Bibiana Steinhaus oversaw the first Bundesliga match refereed by a female. According to a Bundesliga news release, she handed out a single yellow card in the 1-1 draw…
Click here for an inside look at the European Commission and NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Kay Bailey Hutchison, the former U.S. Senator from Texas, is stepping into a new role on the international stage as tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and North Korea. Hutchison was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, on August 15, and has spent much of her first…
Click here to watch my walking my tour of Brussels, Belgium.
I am embarking on an immersive learning opportunity that I suspect will become the standard by which all others will be measured in my life.