German Beer Day Marks 498 Years Of Beer Purity Law

For most people, April 23 is just another ordinary day, but to beer-loving Germans, today is a celebration of the German beer purity law that some consider to be responsible for Germany’s famous beer culture. German Beer Day has been around since 1994 to commemorate the passing of the Reinheitsgebot on April 23, 1516… 498 years […]

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‘Spargelzeit’ – GACC To Host White Asparagus Gala Dinner in San Francisco

Spring, the season for a precious vegetable: White Asparagus Are you craving white asparagus? While you might be able to find the ‘white gold’ as it is often referred to at different times of the year, the real season for this ‘royal vegetable’ is spring, and Germany is getting ready for its traditional ‘Spargelzeit’ (Asparagus […]

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Music Video Friday: April 18

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We love music at German Pulse and every Friday we will try to highlight one or two music videos from a German singer/band.  We’ll try to get the newest releases so you can check out the latest hits from Germany.  If the song is available in the US at the time of posting, there will […]

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Germans To Once Again Take To The Streets This Weekend In Easter Peace Marches

A fairly unknown tradition takes place in Germany every Easter weekend in which thousands of people in cities all across the country take to the streets to march in the name of global peace. Known as the “Easter Peace Marches”, activists come out to promote peace, urging for an end to violence, nuclear weapons, involvement […]

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Freedom Forward: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall Exhibit by Kai Wiedenhöfer Coming To Chicago

This May the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center in Chicago will be opening up their latest exhibit featuring the photographic works of Kai Wiedenhöfer taken in 1989 during the fall of the Berlin Wall.  “Freedom Forward: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall” is designed to illuminate the psychology of borders and raise probing […]

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Street Performers, Including Mickey Mouse, No Longer Allowed At Brandenburg Gate

The city of Berlin has recently decided that they no longer want the famous Brandenburg Gate to act as a breeding ground for street performers, claiming that they want to stop the ‘Disneyfication’ of the historic site.  Under the new ruling, performers dressed in character costumes such as Mickey Mouse, Darth Vader, and even the Berlin Bear […]

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Petition To End Germany’s TV License Fee Gains More Than 325,000 Signatures In First Few Months

For years Germans have had to pay specialized taxes on TVs, radios, and internet-capable devices that they used in order to fund the country’s public broadcasters, giving Germany one of the largest public broadcast budgets in the world. However in 2013 this tax was changed to a flat fee of €17.98 per month and is now […]

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Music Video Friday: April 11

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We love music at German Pulse and every Friday we will try to highlight one or two music videos from a German singer/band.  We’ll try to get the newest releases so you can check out the latest hits from Germany.  If the song is available in the US at the time of posting, there will […]

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German Programmer Claims Responsibility For “Heartbleed” Internet Flaw; Says It Was An Accident

Chances are that at some point during the last 48 hours you have heard about the potentially harmful “Heartbleed” flaw affecting roughly two-thirds of all websites, including popular sites like Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Tumblr. While the news put the internet into a state of panic, it’s safe to assume that no one felt more […]

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Who Will Be Crowned the Next Miss German-America? It Could Be You

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The German-American Committee of Greater NY is once again gearing up to crown the next Miss German-America and there is still time to submit applications before the May crowning ceremony.  Whoever is chosen will act as the spokeswoman for the New York Steuben Parade, and will promote the New York Steuben Parade by attending exciting cultural events in […]

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