Sonntag, 12. Februar 2012

Deitsch District in Lancaster County

There are already some areas in South Ephrata and in Berks, Schuylkill, and Carbon Counties with street signs in Deitsch. Lancaster County is the tourist epicenter, but the strength of the Deitscherei is scattered among many counties, each with different characteristics and some variations in cultural markers. 

Berks, Schuylkill, and Carbon are seeing a rejuvenation in cultural identity. These places should not be left out of future plans for expansion of this cause and the revitalization of the non-sectarian Deitsch culture. The tourist centers should not be the sole areas of focus, but they are a good place to start.