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Old 12-24-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Milwaukee, easily one of the most German of all US Cities if not "an der Spitze". It's been said that more ppl claim German heritage in Milw. than anywhere else. I heard St Louis was second.

there were schools that taught in german and newpapers printed in german around the turn of the century in Wisc. Alot of this changed "wegen den 2 Weltkriegen" when it become un-cool to be german american.

the area b/t San Antonio and Austin is also a well known german hotspot like others have mentioned. Check out the university of texas website, they have audio examples of "texas german" that is/was spoken around there. Very interesting.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Milwaukee, easily one of the most German of all US Cities if not "an der Spitze". It's been said that more ppl claim German heritage in Milw. than anywhere else. I heard St Louis was second.

there were schools that taught in german and newpapers printed in german around the turn of the century in Wisc. Alot of this changed "wegen den 2 Weltkriegen" when it become un-cool to be german american.

the area b/t San Antonio and Austin is also a well known german hotspot like others have mentioned. Check out the university of texas website, they have audio examples of "texas german" that is/was spoken around there. Very interesting.
Not too surprising to me. After all, Milwaukee and St. Louis are both loaded up with breweries and have been known for their beer for a long time. In particular, the Midwest I think has been really popular for Germans also as evidenced by how popular beef franks and bratwursts are at ballpark games along with beer in places like Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Detroit, and St. Louis...these are incredibly popular and promoted beverages in the Midwestern cities.
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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St. Louis has a very heavy German influence, I think heavier than Cincinnati. Anheuser Busch I think sums that up pretty well. Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit, and St. Louis all have very heavy German influence, and in every Midwestern state the most common ancestry is German.
Add cities like Pittsburgh, Buffalo. Baltimore and even Louisville to that list. Many Ohio Valley cities have a very strong German influence too. Also, there are many NY State cities with a relatively Strong German influence, including the one I live in.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Helen is a cool little German Alpine inspired village in the North Georgia Mountains.

Alpine Helen Georgia Convention and Visitors Bureau - Cabins, shopping, camping, conventions, lodging, things to do

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Old 12-24-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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St. Louis from my understanding has a pretty strong German influence, with some Italian, French, Irish, and African American/Southern (Blues for example).
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:29 AM
 
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Milwaukee, St Lous,Cincy, Penn, and the San Antonio/Austin area
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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Winston-Salem N.C. was founded by German immigrants in the mid-1700s and there is cultural evidence of this throughout the city, especially around Old Salem and the traditions and symbols of the Moravian church.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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There are some Amish areas of Ohio that are very German as well. Like some others said, most residents of the midwest have some German ancestry unless their families immigrated sometime w/in the last two generations.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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Anaheim, California....
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: SEA/HNL/OC
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