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Your Next Trip to Germany May Come with a Side of Free Wifi

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Not everyone is willing to pay for expensive international data plans while traveling abroad, so for those who don’t, roaming around town without a connection to the vast online world can provoke internet withdrawals. Frantically scoping out for the nearest Starbucks has little to do with a pick me up caffeine …

Sources: DW

Photo: Acid Pix [Flickr]

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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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Did The Milwaukee Bucks Rip Off Jägermeister with New Logo?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s not hard to argue that the deer head affixed to bottles of Jägermeister is one of the most recognized logos in the drinking scene, but when the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks retooled logo last year, someone failed to point out the new design’s similarities to the famous beverage. Jägermeister sure didn’t …

Sources: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ESPN

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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Your German Beer Is No Longer Wholesome

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There are many terms you can use to describe the feeling and taste of a fresh German beer, but there is one word breweries can no longer use, and that is wholesome. Clemens Härle Brewery had been using the term “bekömmliche” (“Wholesome) to advertise their beer as a means to reflect …

Sources: DW

Photo: Seokhee Kim [Flickr], Clemens Härle Brewery

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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Germany Wants To Know Who the Baby Daddy Is

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany is getting ready to push through legislation that will effect anywhere from four to ten percent of newborn babies by requiring new, single mothers to disclose who the baby daddy is. If passed, the days of fully abandoning the relationship once the news of that oops baby comes out would …

Sources: DW

Photo: Javier González [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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Berlin Court Provides A Small Victory For Airbnb in Berlin

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In May, Berlin officials put into effect a controversial ban on property owners renting out their home or flat on popular services like Airbnb, but a court ruling issued on Tuesday may provide some relief to those who want to make a little extra income off of their unused properties. …

Sources: Berlin.de, The Local

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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German Court Strikes Down Challenge To Mandatory Broadcasting Tax

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany dismissed 18 challenges to earlier lower-court rulings upholding the mandatory broadcasting tax known as the Rundfunkgebühr on Friday, declaring that the fee is indeed constitutional even if one does not own a radio or TV. This broadcasting fee has been around in Germany since the …

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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German Condom Makers Unprotected With Misleading Packaging Claim

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Einhorn condoms, a recent Berlin-startup company promising to make the worlds first fair and sustainable condoms, has been hit with a bit of a legal problem after claiming their condoms would result in multiple orgasms. Rival company, Fair Squared, decided to challenge Einhorn’s slogan that humorously promised three orgasms per condom (one …

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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German Court Orders 1860 München Fans To Buy Bayern Jerseys To Avoid Jail Time

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A German judge used a little creativity when it came time to sentence two 1860 München fans for assaulting a fan for the opposing Bayern München team. The two attackers were given a choice of 15 months in prison or each purchase a jersey and collectables for the team they opposed so …

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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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After Landslide Victory in Ireland, German Political Leaders Put Pressure on Merkel to Further LGBT Rights

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the weekend, Irish voters overwhelmingly voiced their support for legalizing gay marriage in their country with 62.1 percent voting in favor of the referendum. It was a historic moment all throughout Europe and now key German political leaders are looking to put extra pressure on Angela Merkel to further …

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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Uber Hits Another Roadblock in Germany, As Court Bans uberPOP Service

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It has been a long battle, but Uber’s ride-hailing service uberPOP has been hit with another setback as the Frankfurt Regional Court ruled the service illegal and instituted a country-wide ban on Wednesday. Because uberPOP connects users of the Uber app with private drivers who use their own cars, fees can …

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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