3 people, 2 weeks, 1 Bus – We, Claire, Jonas and Eva of the „GermanBusUSA“-Team, have startet our roadtrip through several states in the South-East of the country. We will be meeting with Americans to talk about their views on Germany, German heritage in the United States and the relation of the two countries. And: we might even meet you …

The tour will take us through towns, neighborhoods and schools with “German” in their name or places with German history or German events. We’ll be talking to people like you on festivals, campuses, historic sites or bars. Our bus will drive to Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. First stop: Jackson, Mississippi. Here you find our route:

Our countries share a long history, common values and common interests. On this tour, we want to talk with the Americans about political, social and cultural topics. What are you interested in when it comes to Germany and our two countries? In 2018, we will be launching a “Germany Year” in the United States – a year of events, exchanges and discussions. The meetings on our Bus tour will help us to design projects for this upcoming events.

Now, enough talking, let’s hit the road and get this trip started!

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Our German Bus Tour

10. November 2017

5 steps of German immigration

25% of Americans claim German heritage. Many of the immigrants settled along the Ohio River. In Louisville, Kentucky, the number went up from a handful of Germans in the 1820s to 18.000 German immigrants by the 1850s. The German Bus Team put the city on the top of their list of places to find citizens with German roots. Here comes a list of the first 5 steps the immigrants took when they arrived in their new home

7. November 2017

What do you know about Germany?

In Nashville, Tennessee, the German Bus Team took part in a trivia night. As the organizers knew we were coming they included some Germany-related questions in the quiz. …

5. November 2017

Zigge Zagge, Zigge Zagge, Hoi Hoi Hoi!

Germantown in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its first communal Oktoberfest. By chance, the German Bus Team happened to be in town to help get the party started. 

3. November 2017

Kick it like the Germans

At Millsaps College in Mississippi the men’s soccer coach is from Germany. Steve Voltz regularly travels around the world to recruit young new stars for his team. The …

1. November 2017

Why the road trip?

Our countries share a long history, common values and common interests. On this tour, we want to talk with our American friends about political, social and cultural topics.

31. Oktober 2017

Off we go

3 people, 2 weeks, 1 Bus. We-- Claire, Jonas and Eva of the "GermanBusUSA" Team have started our roadtrip through several states in the American south.

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