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Germania on the Pier!

April 12, 2012

This is it… the final day of Neighborhoods of the World has come! Do not miss out on your last chance to take a trip to a new and exciting country without ever leaving Chicago. Visit Navy Pier on April 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and experience Germany like never before, at Neighborhoods of the World.

Germania at the Pier is filled with everything from German music, dance, costumes, and folk art. Food and so much more! You’ll be sure to have an amazing time!

Chicago is full of German culture, so let’s discuss how Germans came to live in this wonderful city…

German immigration to the United States had much to do with Chicago’s initial period of rapid growth in the mid-19th Century. Many fled Germany because of religious persecution and were attracted to the United States, particularly colonial Pennsylvania, because of religious tolerance. Social and economic factors caused for a greater movement to the west and, therefore, to Chicago. It was mostly just to earn some money so they could afford to move on and claim their own settlement. Many ended up just staying in Chicago though. In the 1850s, Germans constituted one-sixth of the population of Chicago and made up the largest ethnic group in the city as well. This is how German culture in Chicago came to be.

Ever heard of Wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten or kassler rippchen mit sauerkraut? These are all traditional German dishes. There are plenty of restaurants in the city of Chicago that offer German food! Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier makes it possible to have many of these German dishes all in one place, so there’s need to run around the city looking for a taste of German cuisine.

Chicago is full of German culture! Germania at the Pier gives you the opportunity to experience German culture under one roof! This is perfect if you don’t have the time to go around Chicago and visit all of the German hotspots in the city. So join us at the last day of Neighborhoods of the World on April 15.

We hope to see you there! Prost!


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