Weekly Roundup: German Bundesliga Season Begins

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


If you’re a fan of German football (soccer), this has probably been an exciting week filled with anticipation for the start of the Bundesliga season.  We’ve included two great reads to help you get your fix.  Also included in this week’s roundup is an inside tip on how to get free rides for life on the German rail and some pretty strange looking fruit!

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“Your Fußball Fix by @Fussballdude (8 August 2013)” – German Information America

thumb-fußball-fix“Originally this was going to be about the fear that Bayern Munich would once again dominate the upcoming Bundesliga and German football news. This is very understandable considering their monstrous record-smashing season last year. To top it off, FC Hollywood added Mario Götze, Thiago Alcantara, and Jan Kirchhoff to the line up, talk about the rich getting richer…”


“10 facts to kick-off” – Young Germany

Thumb-10-facts“This weekend the German Bundesliga is set to kick off its 51st season – below are 10 interesting facts from 50+1 years.
1 – This number does not exist at Mainz 05. The club’s goalkeepers wear jerseys no. 29 or 33.
7 – This is how many times 1. FC Nürnberg has been relegated to second division – a prime achievement amongst Bundesliga clubs…”


“Lifetime travel pass for baby born on train” – The Local

thumb-baby-pass“A baby girl had a high-speed start to life on Thursday morning when her mother gave birth on a train in eastern Germany. The lucky new-born will be able to travel for free in the area for the rest of her life. The heavily-pregnant woman boarded the regional train in Leipzig, Saxony, shortly before 6am, unaware that she was about to go into labour…”


“Deformed But Delicious: Student Campaign Combats Waste” – Spiegel Online

thumb-strange-fruit“Deformed carrots, knobbly lemons and discolored zucchini are deemed unsellable by German supermarkets, resulting in an enormous amount of food waste each year. Students here recently launched a campaign to help get the ugly specimens back on store shelves…”


“”German Design – The Future of Mobility” – Event in Los Angeles” – California Germans

thumb-future-of-mobility“GACC (German American Chambers of Commerce) will hold a half day conference on “The Future of Mobility – How German Design will Move Us.”   This half-day Design Event will take place in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood on August 13th, 1pm – 8:30pm…”


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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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