Lufthansa Surprise

Lufthansa Surprise Offers the Adventurous a Twist on Travel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Planning a trip is usually a very structured process… decide where to go, book a flight, find a hotel, plan the sightseeing, etc. There are some though that see vacations as an opportunity for pure adventure, and for those travelers, Germany’s Lufthansa has a special deal: Lufthansa Surprise. How does …

Sources: Lufthansa

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Eurowings offering high end amenities with low-cost flights

Eurowings Gambles on Cheap Flights Between Vegas and Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Eurowings, an offshoot of Lufthansa and one of Germany’s leading low-budget airlines, announced last week that they have added a new route to the U.S., and they are doing so in one of the country’s top destinations for German tourists — Las Vegas. With tickets starting as low as 199 euro ($225) for …

Sources: Eurowings

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Prayer Booth

Scared of Flying? Stuttgart Airport Offers Multi-Faith Prayer Booth

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite efforts to paint a sense of safety and security, some passengers still hold firm to their fear of flying. For the religious, offering up a quick prayer can sometimes lessen the fear, but why come up with your own “don’t let it crash” prayer when a booth down the …

Sources: AP

Photo: Ben White

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Passport Handing

German Travelers to U.S. May Be Forced to Surrender Passwords

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Airport customs is already a mess for travelers entering the US, and while the Trump administration has been successful at creating headlines with the extreme vetting of Middle Eastern visitors, a new round is said to be under consideration that would impact some of America’s top ally nations, including Germany. The new …

Sources: the Wall Street Journal,

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Says it will not follow with electronics ban for flights

Germany Will Not Follow with In-Flight Electronics Ban

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s undeniable that President Donald Trump’s recent wave of travel restrictions have been controversial, but after Britain announced it would be following the US policy of banning most carry-on electronics from flights leaving Muslim-majority countries, Germany says it will not be following suit. When Homeland Security announced details of the new ban …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Wikileaks: CIA Secret Agents

Wikileaks: German Travel Tips Courtesy of the CIA

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The US hacking Germany? That’s clearly old news, but after the latest treasure trove of classified information released by Wikileaks on Tuesday, we are getting an inside look into the operations that have been hidden away in the US embassy in Frankfurt. According to the documents, the CIA has been carrying …

Sources: Wikileaks

Photo: Jes [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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2017 German Passport CU

Check Out This New and Secure German Passport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Thursday, a newly designed German passport was unveiled that will begin being issued in just a few days on March 1, and with the implementation of some new security features, the German government is confident that it will lose its reputation as having one of the world’s most falsified passports. When opened, it appears …

Sources: BMI

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Berlin Autobahn

Say Goodbye to the Free German Autobahn

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Its been in the pipeline for quite some time, but in a landmark agreement with the European Union (EU), Germany can now begin the process of charging drivers a toll on their massive 12,993 km network of Autobahn highways. Since its inception in the late 1920’s, the Autobahn has been a free highway …

Sources: Euronews

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Locomore Platform

Move Over Deutsche Bahn, a New Train is Rolling Into Town

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For years, Germans have had little choice in rail providers as Deutsche Bahn sits quite comfortably with over 5.5 million daily passengers and a 99-percent market share in long-distance train travel. Trying to go head to head with Deutsche Bahn would be a laughable attempt, but for Locomore, going after the train …

Sources: Locomore, DW, TreeHugger

Photos: Locomore

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Deutsche Bahn Station Passengers

Deutsche Bahn Implements New Closed-Door Policy for Trains Across Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced a new effort to make their passenger trains live up to the German reputation of punctuality, and it is willing to risk leaving a few passengers stranded on the platform to do so. Up until a few weeks ago, DB trains already closed their doors 10 seconds before the train …

Sources: Süddeutsche Zeitung

Photo: Casey Hugelfink [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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