5th Year of a German Jewish Presence at the NYC Steuben Parade

For the fifth year there was a German Jewish presence at the Steuben Parade; well sort of. The banner and I were there, commemorating the contributions of German Jews to American culture. But once again, the people who signed up to walk with me earlier in the year backed out as we entered September. I […]

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German Short Film Dealing With Homophobia In Pro Football Makes Waves

Earlier this month, director Dennis Dirksen released his crowd funded short film/music video dealing with the issue of homosexuality in Germany’s professional football (soccer) clubs, and since making its YouTube debut, it began going viral in the country. “Der Tag Wird Kommen” (“The Day Will Come”) is a fictional story, but it has already opened […]

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German Pulse Is Headed To NYC and Munich’s Oktoberfest

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September is always a busy month for the German Pulse team as we participate in both the Chicago and New York City Steuben Parades, but this year we have decided to take it one step further by adding a stop in Munich, Germany to celebrate the ultimate Oktoberfest. We hope to bring back some in-depth coverage […]

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Frankfurt Court Lifts Recent Uber Ban in Germany

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Two weeks after placing a ban in Germany against popular car-sharing service Uber, a Frankkfurt court decided to overturn what was one of the American company’s most severe legal setbacks on Tuesday. Taxi Deutschland filed suit against Uber in August, claiming that the service did not abide by taxi regulations and was therefore unfairly competing with […]

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Traces of Plastic Found in 24 Brands of German Beer

A recent study that looked for contaminants in 24 brands of German beer was recently released, and the results for all tested samples found some questionable traces of plastic and other materials that some beer-drinkers may find alarming. The top 10 German beer brands were included in the study, and after filtering all samples, researches […]

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Possible Content For Netflix’s German Launch Leaked In Exclusive Photos

Last week we reported on Netflix’s plans to invest in producing original content for the German market after the service launches later this month, and with a few days left before the supposed September 16th launch date, there has been very little information released by the American company in terms of content and pricing. However, […]

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“Utopia – Revisiting A German State In America” Exhibit Opens In D.C.

On September 6, the German-American Heritage Museum (GAHM) in Washington D.C. opened their largest and most complex exhibit to date with the launch of “UTOPIA – Revisiting a German State in America.” The exhibit explores a piece of German-American history that deserves more recognition that it normally gets; the attempted transport of American-style democaracy to Germany. […]

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Latest Hofbräuhaus Set To Open In Cleveland, Ohio September 23

Germany’s world-famous Hofbräuhaus franchise has been growing in the United States and is now getting ready to open its sixth location on September 23rd in the PlayhouseSquare District of Cleveland, Ohio. The 24,000-square-foot restaurant and brewery is moving into, and expanding, the Hermit Club building, which opened in 1904 as a private performing arts club. […]

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Netflix To Explore Original Content In Germany After This Months Launch

Netflix, the popular American streaming video service, is getting ready to make their next push into the European market with launches in six countries, including Germany on September 16. The company has seen great success in producing original content in the U.S. and in an interview with Der Speigel, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed plans […]

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Pretzel Supply At Risk As Bakers Threaten To Go On Strike Before Oktoberfest

Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest is set to kick off on September 20, but if Bavarian bakers don’t get their way, there may be a shortage of one of the festival’s most prized traditional offerings, the pretzel. The NGG gastronomy union, which represents 48,000 bakers in the southern Bavarian state of Germany, is pushing for a 6.5% […]

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