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27Sep 2017

Please join us for a stimulating talk with German Consul General Thomas H. Meister and Member of German Parliament, MdB Dagmar Freitag (SPD), also Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group USA, about the recent German elections on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at L’Alliance Française, 427 Lovett Boulevard, Houston, TX  77006. After Germany’s elections, […]

06Aug 2017

With much sadness we heard that Dr. Hinrich Lehmann-Grube, first Mayor of Leipzig after the fall of the Wall, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017.  He was 84 years old.  Dr. Lehmann-Grube was Mayor when the sister city relationship between Houston and Leipzig was established, and he was instrumental and supportive in bringing the cities […]

19Jun 2017

Leipzig.  Franziska von Sohl. Two new records: international visitors and ticket sales This year’s Leipzig Bach Festival drew to a close on June 18 with a performance of the Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach in St. Thomas’ Church, Leipzig (Germany). Nearly 71,000 visitors attended the 120-plus events that made up the ten-day […]

10Jun 2017

The Bundeswehr is coming to Houston – Commander Colonel Ingo Kresser of the German Air Force Air Defense Center (GAFADC), based at Fort Bliss (TX) and Fort Sill (OK), and Deputy Commander of the GAFADC based at Fort Bliss, Lieutenant Colonel Martin Herter, will present their training operations in Texas and Oklahoma at the Houston-Leipzig […]

05Mar 2017

Murder, Mayhem, and a great Meal – the curse of the Ring continues as potions lead to betrayals, deception, and murder. The Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association cordially invites you to a social gathering and talk with the inimitable Paul Hopper, dramaturg at the Houston Grand Opera on Götterdämmerung – The Twilight of Houston Grand Opera’s Ring […]

02Aug 2016

We think of soccer as a game that has been around forever, at least as a street game in Europe and maybe South America, but it’s been only a little over a hundred years that “Fussball” became popular and legal in Germany.  In Bavaria, home to the FC Bayern Munich, one of the most famous […]

23Apr 2016

The American Red Cross – Greater Houston Chapter has been our home for our Houston-Leipzig membership programs and board meetings since last summer.  They have been of invaluable help to us, and now they need help for their disaster relief.  The American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region, is headquartered at the same location and […]