The local Chicago CBS news station ran a piece yesterday on how German delegates will feel right at home in Chicago when they attend this weekend’s NATO summit. Chicago has deep German roots that go back many years and is home to over 160 German owned businesses. Nicholle Dombrowski, executive director of the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center gave CBS a tour of some top spots that the German delegates may enjoy, including the popular Germantown neighborhood of Lincoln Square. Lincoln Square provides many German comforts and even has a piece of the Berlin Wall at the CTA Brown Line Lawrence stop.
This isn’t the only German part of Chicago though. All throughout the city there is a strong German influence as some of the most iconic buildings that make up the city’s skyline were created influenced by many German architects and designers. Check out the video below for even more info on how much the city of Chicago is influenced by Germany.
Source: CBS News Chicago
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