GIC News Archive

Word of the Week: Gernegroß

Jul 21, 2017 |

Gernegroß. This German word sounds like it would be simple to define - but it's not. Although it translates to "wanting to be big", it has nothing to do with one's height, weight or physical appearance.

Word of the Week: Freibad

Jul 14, 2017 |
Freibadwetter in Berlin

When it's hot outside, Germans head over to the Freibad, which means "free pool" (but it is usually not free)!

Word of the Week: Urlaubsreif

Jul 7, 2017 |

Did you forget to make plans this summer? Are you watching all of your coworkers go on vacation while you are tied up in your office? You are probably urlaubsreif.

Word of the Week: Liegewiese

Jun 30, 2017 |

What do Germans do in the summer? Some travel, some hike, some swim - and others simply lounge on a Liegewiese (a so-called "lying-down-field").

BMW's Spartanburg Plant Celebrates 25 Years

Jun 30, 2017 |
BMW Plant in Spartanburg

Ambassador Wittig visited the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant of German automaker BMW this week to recognize the plant's 25 year anniversary. BMW used the event to announce their plan to invest an additional $600 million in its U.S. plant between 2018 and 2021.