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Donnerstag 19.11. 17.30 Uhr

America Explained Special: St. Louis – DIGITAL

The Growth and Decline of a City and its Successful Effort to Redefine Itself

Presentation with Q&A

60 Years of Stuttgart – St. Louis Sister Cities


Location: Zoom Online Seminar
Admission: free
Language: English
Duration: 17.30 – 19.00 
Registration: please sign up via buettner@daz.org


As it is the 60th anniversary of the relationship between Stuttgart and St. Louis this year, we will examine the Midwestern city that was largely founded by Germans in the mid-19th century. With a rich and diverse history, St. Louis exemplified the »melting pot« of America, with German immigrants playing a pivotal role in the rise of the city. Following WWII, St. Louis illustrated the story of many large industrial cities in the U.S.: incredible rise to dramatic fall.

How does this happen? And how did the city manage to become one of the most relevant and vibrant cities in the Midwest again?
We will attempt to come up with answers by examining local and regional issues with those facing the entire nation.


This special lecture is open to students and anyone who wants to learn a little bit more about Stuttgart’s sister city.


With: Jacob Sopiars, DAZ