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Culture and History

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Germanists relating the history and presence of social democracy.

Deutscher Bundestag: everything there is to know about the German Parliament.

German Cultural History: an extensive historic calendar section, biographies of Noted Germans, Austrians and Swiss, as well as a section on significant Germanic women.

Ö-Alben: a great resource on Austrian culture, history and the arts. Includes beautiful photos, video, and audio clips.

Austria Culture Net: lots of good cultural information on Austria. All in English.

Weitere Kochbücher im WWW: looking for some good German recipes? Here's a nice cookbook full of ideas for you.

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Music, Radio, and Television

Deutsche Welle: World broadcasting service of Germany.

TV-Today: pick your show by time or topic. Choose from movies, politics, culture, series, kids' shows, entertainment...

Spielfilm: learn about your favorite actors, read movie reviews, and more.

Fritz-Innovatives Radio aus Berlin/Brandenberg: find out what's hot in Berlin this week, what DJ's do which shows, and read news highlights. Fritz considers itself the station of the 90's.

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News and Magazines

Dulzinea - Zeitschrift für Lyrik & Bild: german poetry magazine with annual poetry price.

Süddeutsche Zeitung: news coverage of politics, sports, culture, and more from Germany.

Der online Standard: daily newspaper from Austria, all in German and within a day of the current issue.

Die Tageszeitung: daily newspaper from Germany.

Die Welt: a German newspaper covering world news, economics, etc.

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Literature

19th Century German Stories: famous stories in German. Mostly fairytales and kids books.

Projekt Gutenberg-DE: Here you will find all your favorites by author or take a look at more fairytales in German by such authors as Grimm, Andersens, Bechsteins, and more.

Literatur im Netz: a place for literary minds to read, meet and discuss works.

Theodor Storm: life, times, works and region of the 19c North Frisian writer.

Das Blatt-Die Hochschulzeitung für Regensburg: German comics you won't want to miss.

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Language Learning Sites

German for Beginners: specializes in tools for beginners, features online exercises, a dictionary and grammar explanations, and links to news, literature and other areas of use to beginners.

Langenscheidt'sDictionary: this online dictionary resource is as extensive as the paper version. Includes common phrases containing the requested word.

Englisches<->Deutsches Wörterbuch: an interactive form for typing in either a German or English word and getting a definition, possibly a synonym, and a sentence as well.

The Minnesota Language Proficiency Assessments (MLPA): The Minnesota Language Proficiency Assessments (MLPA) are a battery of instruments that are designed for use in certifying the second language proficiency of secondary and post-secondary students in French, German, and Spanish. The MLPA can be used to facilitate the articulation of language instruction between secondary and post-secondary education and to help make placement decisions. MLPA components are available for evaluating proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Pencil-and-paper versions of all four tests are available. Computer-based versions of the reading tests are available now, and computer-based versions of the listening and writing tests will be available by late Summer 1999.

Talk German: choose from a variety of topics with audio, video and quizzes to support your learning.

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Chat and Virtual Worlds

Der Chatspaß: Grab yourself a coffee.

Dino - Chat: another place for a chat if you didn't find your niche in the first one.

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Country/City Tours

Travel Overland: pick your departure location and destination for a plane itinerary. Includes airline information, flight costs and schedules, and links to airports and airlines on the net.

Freiburg Online: everything you want to know and more about Freiburg. Plan a virtual trip, or perhaps a real one.

Salzburg Province Guide: don't miss your chance to visit Salzburg in cyberspace. Info on hotels, transportation, shopping, places of interest, exhibits, & various activities in the province.

Internet Stadtführer Trier: practice your German as you learn all about the city of Trier.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber: take a virtual visit to this beautiful city. Tourism, leisure, town, business, it's all here.

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Grab Bag

Das Deutschland-Portal: choose a topic by category to discover all that interests you about Germany. Includes culture, health, education, tourism, and more. Goethe Institute: information on the Goethe institute and study abroad in Germany.

Kultur und Themen: link to authentic German materials categorized by the topics studied in each chapter. Deutsch: na klar! .

Web.de Search Engine: a German search engine to look by keyword or topic.

German Search Engines: several German search engine available here.

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Professional Language Associations

American Association of Teachers of German: contains membership and project information, as well as links of interest to teachers of German.

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies: information and publications pertaining to the research and study of German politics, economics, culture, and society.

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