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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Germans Build Impressive Robotic Kangaroo That Mimics The Real Thing

Robotic technology has evolved at a rapid pace in the last couple of years, but instead of turning to humans for inspiration, the German engineering firm Festo decided to create a robot that is a little less human.  Known for creating nature-inspired robots in the past, Festo this time decided to engineer a robotic Kangaroo […]

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After 33 Year Run, ZDF Cancels German Variety Show Wetten, Das..?

“Wetten, Dass..?”, once Germany’s most popular variety show, has been entertaining audiences with A-List celebrities since its debut in 1981.  However, after 33 years, the German public broadcaster ZDF has decided to pull the plug on the show at the end of this year, due to the steady decline in ratings. The concept of the […]

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Music Video Friday: April 4

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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Second Round Of Fines In German Beer Price-Fixing Reach $319 Million

On Wednesday, Germany’s antitrust authority announced their latest set of fines against German beer companies that were found to have conspired on fixing prices for consumers, this time totaling 231.2 million euros ($319 million). The new set of fines are the largest to date in this price-fixing case as in January, the Federal Cartel Office fined […]

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‘Harmony’ a Musical About Germany’s “Comedian Harmonists” On Stage in Los Angeles

Harmony, the musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman retells the story about the widely celebrated German vocal ensemble ‘The Comedian Harmonists’ of the 1920’s. “They are the Beatles of Germany “ said Barry Manilow in a recent interview with KPCC. He mentions that nobody ever knew them had you asked someone on the street (in the US), […]

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