Study Looks at American Perceptions of Germany

Apr 5, 2016 |

How do Americans view Germany and its role in Europe? How have these perceptions changed in recent years? Have domestic politics in the United States impacted these views? Our MAGID Study answers these questions and more!

Escaping East Germany: Germans Discuss Crossing the Border

Nov 19, 2014 |

For decades, Germany was divided, cut in two by a highly-secured border that seemed almost impossible to penetrate. Crossing this border was neither easy, nor safe: at least 138 people died trying. But for some, the desire for freedom outweighed the risks, and they made the dangerous journey over, under or right through the border, well knowing they may not survive.

German-American Friendship Garden Blooms Anew After Restoration

Nov 15, 2013 |

The German-American Friendship Garden in Washington, D.C. has undergone its long-awaited restoration. The memorial is now equipped with a new irrigation system, as well as new plants and flowers that are native to both North America and Germany.

Ambassador Ammon Visits German-American Friendship Garden After Restoration

Nov 14, 2013 |
Ambassador Ammon at the German-American Friendship Garden

On Thursday, German Ambassador Peter Ammon visited the German-American Friendship Garden on the National Mall, which has been restored with 2,000 new plants, trees and shrubs that can be found on both sides of the Atlantic.

The German-American Friendship Garden

German-American Friendship Garden plaque

The German-American Friendship Garden celebrates 300 years of friendship between the United States and Germany. It was established in 1983 and first dedicated by US President Ronald Reagan and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1988.