At home at the Rhine and in America

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Weingut Bergmann
A Voyage Home
Lorenz is pardoned, and can finally travel home to the Rhine. Family reunion.
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Merry Dragon, Harvey and Susan
Uncle from America
A second time Lena, Emil and their daughter visit their American family.
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Statesman Carl Schurz
Statesman Carl Schurz
Carl Schurz is Secretary of the Interior in President Hayes' cabinet.
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Cologne Cathedral 1880
Bismarck's Germany
"Cultural struggle" against the Catholic church, Cologne cathedral.
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New Palais, Potsdam
Old fatherland and new
"Glorious times" for Wilhelmine Germany, "Guilded Age" in the USA.
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Königwinter and Rhine, Rhine steamer 'Aimée'
Wilhelmine Germany
A family reunion, a second time Lorenz and his wife Annelie come to Germany.
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Colonial good shop
Colonial goods shop
Jacob has opened a colonial goods shop in the "Stübchen".
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Villa
Caste spirit
Snobbishness, caste spirit and militarism - the dark side of Wilhelmine Society.
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Ellis Island
Lady Liberty, Ellis Island
Sophie, Lottie and Matthias of the German family visit the USA.
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Chiara
A bond across the ocean
Lorenz granddaughter Chiara would love to see the Rhine one day.
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Since her childhood, Lorenz' granddaughter Chiara had received many postcards from the Rhineland and posted them into an album.
"The Rhine, Bonn and Cologne, the Drachenfels and the Seven Mountains. From here, our family has come to North America about 200 years ago", she wrote underneath.

Guilded Age in the USA, Wilhelmine Era in Germany

When Lorenz Bergmann, as grey-haired gentleman, travels back to his old homeland at the Rhine, he sees the completed cathedral in Cologne, and rides on the cog train to Mount Drachenfels. Things are looking up in the German Empire. Also his daughter Amber and his granddaughter Chiara would love to see the Rhine one day.But the world was getting colder, on both sides of the Atlantic.