German Unemployment Rate Reaches Lowest Since Reunification in 1990

Germany’s unemployment numbers fell to their lowest point during the month of January, marking the lowest rate the country has seen since reunification in 1990, showing that the eurozone’s largest economy is holding strong despite widespread economic concerns throughout Europe. The total number of registered unemployed citizens fell by 9,000 to 2.8 million during the month of January, […]

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Chicago Class To Offer 8 Week In-Depth Look At German History & Culture

Chicago’s DANK Haus German-American Cultural Center is set to being an 8-week course, From Neantherdal Mann to Karl der Grosse, that will provide an in-depth look at Germany’s history through an analysis of the country’s language, wars and politics. The free course, which begins February 5, starts off with a look at how the German culture began with the first […]

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Scientists In Germany Develop Working Teleportation Device

Teleportation has been a technological dream for many, and since the concept was popularized by Star Trek in the late 1960s, there has been an ongoing desire to make it a reality. A group of German scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam have been able to get us one step closer, but the version we […]

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Music Video Friday: January 23

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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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Judge Rules It Is Okay To Pee Standing Up In Germany

Sitting or standing while urinating is a topic of discussion more commonly found in Germany than the United States, and while it is still quite normal for men to stand at the toilet, a German court had to set the law and declare that it is a man’s right to urinate while standing. The question was raised […]

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Don’t Leave Out the “German” When You Study in Germany

Most of the students who contact us at Eight Hours and Change have some kind of background in German language studies, but a large minority are drawn by the prospect of studying tuition-free in a foreign environment. These non-German speakers tend to write me about English-taught program offerings, and I always respond the same way: they exist, […]

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My Dad’s Life

The Life & Stories of My Dad June 12, 1920 – December 29, 2014   Even at 62 years of age, I thought I was exempt from losing a parent. My father, Henry Landman (born Heinz Landmann) survived Dachau, World War II and was still going strong at 94.5 years old. He was even invited […]

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Music Video Friday: January 16

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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 Tech Site Offers Up Modern Take on the Original Macintosh

When Apple unveiled the original Macintosh over 30 years ago, it made history and led to a number of ongoing successes for the company. The computer designs have evolved quite a bit since the original Mac, but German tech site, CURVED, took it upon themselves to imagine what the original Macintosh would look like if Apple […]

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Decision To House Refugees In WWII Concentration Camp Faced With Criticism in German Town

The town of Schwerte, located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, is facing quite a bit of criticism after announcing their decision to repurpose an old WWII concentration camp to house 21 refugees. Despite having been used to house refugees at a time 20 years ago, many believe it is in poor taste, including Birgit […]

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