Warren Buffet Shows Some Love For German Businesses

Warren Buffet, the legendary billionaire and head of conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway, is looking to make Germany his latest cash cow, citing the country’s booming economy and favorable regulatory framework as great incentives. Earlier this month, Buffett purchased Detlev Louis Motorrad-Vertriebs, a family-owned motorcycle apparel and accessory shop based in Hamburg, for 400 million euros […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Pays Visit To Germany, Meeting With Merkel and BILD

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a rare public visit to Germany this week, visiting the popular German BILD newsroom along with a surprising meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a range of topics. According to BILD, Cook’s meeting with Merkel centered mostly around security, which has been a hot button topic in recent months. Discussions of […]

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Original Donuts Find Their Roots in 15th Century Germany

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Donuts have become one of the top American treats, and while many may assume that its greasy origins come from some American bakery, the first known donut actually originated in Germany, found in the 1485 cookbook titled Küchenmeisterei (“Mastery of the Kitchen”). The original donut was not of the sweet variety and instead was filled with meat, cheese, mushrooms, and other […]

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Tourism in Berlin Reaches Record High in 2014

2014 was a great year for tourism in the city of Berlin as overnight stays increased 6.5 percent, topping 28 million for the first time in the city’s history. The steady growth has put Berlin among the top three most popular destinations in Europe and one of the fastest growing international cities for tourism in the world. […]

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German Company Crowd-Funding World’s First Fair and Sustainable Condom

An entrepreneur duo in Berlin has recently launched a new company, Einhorn (German for unicorn), to manufacture and market the world’s first fair and sustainable condoms, and has been using the popular European crowd-funding site Startnext to make it happen. The condom industry is a multi-billion dollar market worldwide, but very little attention is paid to […]

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German Teen’s Anti-Bullying Video Reaches Millions

Last week, 19-year-old Benjamin “Drews” Fokken’s life changed almost overnight when he posted a video to his Facebook timeline… an act that would normally be seen as a regular occurrence for the German teenager. Instead of doing a rendition of a popular song, Fokken took on the issue of bullying, raking in millions of views in a matter […]

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Music Video Friday: February 13

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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 be […]

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German Student Recreates Michelangelo Masterpiece From 98,304 Legos in 10 Days

Its not unusual to take on odd jobs when making it through college, but what one student in the German town of Duisburg has decided to do could be considered crazy by some. Mehdi Ghiassi is tasked with recreating artistic masterpieces out of Lego bricks under the pressure of a very tight two-week deadline. Ghiassi’s passion […]

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Get Prepared for Oscar Night – Exploring the Movies in L.A. Exhibitions

Its Oscar Time! – The 87th Academy Awards Ceremony is February 22, 2015 The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2014 and will take place February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. If you’d like to catch […]

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SundanceTV Co-Producing German-language Series ‘Deutschland 83′ For U.S. Audience

SundanceTV has just announced that it has teamed up with FremantleMedia International to co-produce Deutschland 83, an 8-part German-language coming-of-age story set in 1980s Germany. Once released, it will become the first original German-language drama produced and broadcast by a major U.S. network. Jorg Winger, who co-created the series with his American-born wife, Anna Winger, draws […]

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