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Old 12-24-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I really love the culture of Germany. I haven't been able to go there yet, but hopefully one day. What I want to know, is there any particular city or state that has it's own large German population. I'm looking for a place like a Chinatown, but German, where I could get German food, hear people speak German, shop, maybe some architecture, etc.

There must be somewhere in the US
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Two come to mind immediately- Fredericksburg, Texas and the Amish communities in PA. The bottom of this article has more suggestions...
German American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: moving again
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well, although it doesn't meet your criteria, Frederick, MD is german inspired. 1st immigrant to settle Frederick was from schifferstadt, Germany. The link is to the museum of the guys house, named after his city. Frederick has German festivals and such, and its downtown looks german. Just a thought! although i know its not what you're looking for
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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Fredericksburg, TX
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: yeah
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There are several in southern Brasil.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Columbus, Ohio has an AUTHENTIC German village replete with cobblestone streets and some of the best food you'll ever have.

German Village, Columbus Ohio (http://columbusoh.about.com/cs/columbusfranklin/a/germanvillage.htm - broken link)

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Old 12-24-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Southern California Mountains
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A lot of Germans settled in Southern California. Torrance has a great German market, Alpine Village, where you can actually get REAL Biershinken!!! I know of German-speaking families in Downey, Anza and Bakersfield.
Ich liebe deutsches Essen!
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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Go to central texas the whole place is german.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Cincinnati has a very rich German history. St. Louis does, too--though I think to a lesser extent.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Cincinnati has a very rich German history. St. Louis does, too--though I think to a lesser extent.
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.
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