Deutsch for Real People is a German Language and Culture series that AIBTV is
producing. I get to co-create and moderate. Some of the episodes have covered strange and wonderful things–like yesterday, in beautiful, Alpine Helen, Georgia. Helen is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia. About forty years ago, some businessmen came together and decided to remake a dying lumber town. John Kollock, a local artist, drew up the plans for the village based on the Bavarian villages he had experienced while serving in Germany. The rest is history.