Category Archives: Germany

Martin Luther. Here I Stand for 500 years.

October 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In 1517 Martin Luther, a German monk then based in Wittenberg,  set out his disagreements with some of the teachings of the Catholic Church.  He famously nailed his points called … Continue reading

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German but not German?

There are plenty of German themed restaurants and bars around London, as well listed on this site.  But here are two with interesting German links other than the food they serve- firstly ‘German Gymnasium’ at Kings Cross, and secondly  ‘Vapiano’ now with three locations … Continue reading

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Humboldt in London

The visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt [1769- 1859] changed for ever the way we see the natural world.  Many natural phenomena have been named for him.   In London’s  Regents Park  Zoo you’ll meet the beguiling Humboldt penguins. The penguins are … Continue reading

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Three Capitals Combined [Berlin – Valetta – London]

Upmarket German cruise ship MS Berlin [registered in Valetta, Malta] was moored on London’s Thames alongside HMS Belfast 12th-13th September.   ‘Berlin’ carries only 400 or so passengers in great luxury. The stop in London is the first leg of a cruise from Bremerhaven (near Hamburg) … Continue reading

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Germans in Britain

The Migration Museum Project seeks to explain the history of migration into and out of Britain. It currently has an exhibition of the history of German migration to Britain. The exhibition began at the German Historical Institute in Belgrave Square and is now … Continue reading

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St Boniface – German Catholic Church.

ST BONIFACE : GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Adler Street, London E1  A post-war church, replacing a church by J. Young of 1875 destroyed in the Second World War. This is the fifth church serving the German community in London. The plain modern … Continue reading

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St George’s : German Lutheran Church

St George’s Church in Alie Street dates from way back in 1762–3 and is now the oldest German church in Britain. It is a good reminder of the many generations of German immigrants who once worked in London’s East End sugar … Continue reading

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