Monthly Archives: May 2012

The City of Fredericksburg, Texas, is celebrating the 200th birthday of its founder John O. Meusebach on May 26, 2012, with an old-fashioned German party at the Pioneer Pavilion in the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.  The party features the New Braunfels Old time German Band, a delegation from the City of Meusebach, Germany, including […]

The Consulate of Austria cordially invites all Austrians and friends of Austria to the June Austrian Stammtisch at Rudy Lechner’s Restaurant and Bar on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. The restaurant is located at 2503 S. Gessner, Houston, TX  77063, tel: 713-782-1180. A “Stammtisch” is a gathering of regulars at a pub or […]

It is amazing how a steady, slow drip . . . drip . . . drip . . . from a single faucet can first annoy, then terrorize.  As relevant as when it was written, Stefan Zweig’s Schachnovelle has proven to be a steady bestseller into the 21st century.  This gem of a psychological portrait, […]

Years ago when the Art Car Parade was still part of the Houston International Festival (now iFest), the booth that Houston-Leipzig shared with Sister Cities of Houston was propitiously situated on the Library Plaza, right along where the fabulously decorated visions (surely you couldn’t call them cars!) floated by: some funny, some wistful, some revolutionary!  […]

Leipzig (pts013/11.05.2012/10:15) – Unter dem Motto “Musik bewegt die Stadt” wird am 12. Mai 2012 mit einem originellen Musik- und Bürgerfest die “Leipziger Notenspur” eröffnet. Das einzigartige Wegeleitsystem verbindet auf einem fünf Kilometer langen Rundweg die wichtigsten Wohn- und Wirkungsstätten bedeutender Komponisten wie Johann Sebastian Bach, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann und Richard […]