Oktoberfest: An Authentically German-American Tradition

The “movers and shakers” of the Germania Society’s first Oktoberfest. Photo courtesy of The Germania Society.

Written by Lisa K. Bambach, Cincideutsch Beginning August 23, Cincinnati will kick off its most vibrant festival season. Every weekend through mid-October, blue and white checkered flags will be hoisted, wurst will be sizzling on the grill, taps will be flowing with malty Bavarian-style lagers, and polka music will become commonplace. Cincinnati will be transformed

The Gastronomy of Gemütlichkeit

Find many of Cincinnati’s heritage brand and unique brews freshly made at the Lager House.

Article written by Cincideutsch   Cincinnati has always touted its strong German heritage, celebrating it in festivals throughout the year. But why wait until Oktoberfest to get your fix on delicious, German cuisine? In the past year, many new business owners have asked the same question, responding by opening new German-inspired restaurants and breweries throughout Greater

An OTR building with a storied past sees a new life in the hands of a local lawyer

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Patricia Feghali, a practicing attorney here in Cincinnati, has recently taken on the challenge of restoring the Cogswell Building, located on the corner of Sycamore and 13th Street. The building gets it’s name from 19th century Cincinnatian, Osmand Cogswell. He was an original trustee of the Woodward trust, whom helped fund the construction of the

Christian Moerlein House Faces Demolition

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Christian Moerlein built a brewing empire and helped form this fine city. And now, the house that he bought for his daughter 120 years ago faces the prospect of demolition (for this). You can help stop this. The current status: The Windholtz family (current ownership) started Christy’s in 1955 and are tired of an unprofitable

Over-the-Rhine Streets of Yesteryear

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If you know where to look, the corners of Over-the-Rhine tell a story. Throughout OTR one can see obsolete street names etched into stone or carved into the wood of building corners. Many of these names appear to be incorrect, but they’re really only relics from another time in Over-the-Rhine. Some Cincinnati street names were

Then & Now: East Clifton Avenue

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E. Clifton Avenue in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. Caption reads: Clifton Ave. looking west, Cincinnati, Ohio: This photograph shows East Clifton Avenue and its streetcar rails looking west towards the intersection of Vine Street. Harry’s Corner Carpet and Linoleum (established in 1934 by Harry Goldstein), and located at 2001 Vine Street, is visible

Beautiful, Historic Photos of Cincinnati

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A breathtaking glimpse into the Queen City’s past.