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

The Story of the John Breiner Ghost Tile

John Breiner ghost tile

Editor’s note: This post tells the story of a mysterious John Breiner ghost tile found near Findlay Market and was originally published on the always enlightening VisuaLingual blog. VisuaLingual originally posted the photo and by power of the internet was contacted by a descendant of John Breiner. VisuaLingual is a design studio based in Over-the-Rhine with

"Over-the-Rhine Tour Guide" by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann

"Over-the-Rhine Tour Guide" by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, the award-winning author, German-American historian and President of the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati, has authored a new book titled Over-the-Rhine Tour Guide: Cincinnati’s Historic German District, Over-the-Rhine, and Environs published by Little Miami Publishing Company of Milford, Ohio. While I cannot review the book yet as its currently being published,

OTRview: Jerome Gels of American Legacy Tours

Queen City Underground Tour has attracted thousands to OTR and is on track draw even more in 2011

Today, we proudly bring to you an OTRview with Jerome Gels, founder of American Legacy Tours which operates the Queen City Underground Tour, Newport Gangster Tour, Cincinnati Civil War Tour, The Queen City is Haunted Tour, Newport is Haunted, and others. Jerry’s personal history is intertwined with the history of OTR and the city. Professionally,