Alcohol Ban in Nuremberg Train Station

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Nuremberg Central Station has recently put a ban on alcohol consumption on Friday and Saturday evenings (8pm-6am), as well as pre-holiday nights.  Now the lively drunken parties that take place in many of Germany’s train stations will soon be a thing of the past in Nuremberg, Bavaria. This ban on consumption …

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Dear Tante Lene: What’s the Story On Germans Digging Up Old Graves?

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Dear Tante Lene, “Is true that graves, in Germany, are dug up after a certain amount of time to make room for another deceased person?” Your favorite niece, Kathleen   Dear Kathlene, Because of space limitations, German cemeteries began reusing graves approximately 200 years ago. Most German cemeteries allow their …

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Germany Celebrates 22 Years of German Unity Day Today

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

German Unity Day is a national holiday in Germany, celebrated October 3rd, to commemorate the nation’s unification, when the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany united to create one single federal Germany in 1990. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place twice after 1945: first in 1957, …

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Curious About the Creators of Curious George

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Everyone remembers Curious George, the inquisitive little monkey. If you did not read the books as a child, I’m sure you have read them to your children or grandchildren.  Over the years, millions have followed along as Curious George learned the alphabet, went to the hospital, and hung from a …

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2012 New York City Steuben Parade Weekend Recap

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For the first time, German Pulse headed New York City to take part in the country’s largest German-American parade, the Steuben Parade.  Over a three-day period, German Pulse and the Chicago Rheinischer Verein took a team of 12 people to take part in a long weekend of festivities.  German Pulse, …

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2012 Chicago Steuben Parade and German Fest Recap

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Thank you to all our awesome German Pulse supporters from around the Chicago area who came out Saturday the 8th to March in the Steuben Day Parade.  It was our first year participating, but we were definitely recognized as a new and upcoming group of individuals proud of our German …

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Planning Ahead For the 25th Anniversary of German-American Day

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Irish-Americans have St. Patrick’s Day, Mexican-Americans have Cinco de Mayo and Italian- Americans have Columbus Day. Not wanting to be left out, German-Americans have an opportunity to celebrate their German-American heritage. October 6th marks the 25th anniversary of German-American Day. This day commemorates the landing of 13 families, led by …

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Join German Pulse For the Chicago and New York Steuben Parades

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We are happy to announce that we will be participating in the Steuben Parades in Chicago and New York for the first time this year and we want to make two great weekends out of it where we can meet our readers in both cities.  German Pulse will be in …

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Vatertag beer bike

Etwas für den Vatertag… Something for Father’s Day

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Father’s Day is not celebrated all over the world on the same day.  This day, to honor Fathers, was first recognized in the United States.  In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed Father’s Day a national holiday celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Not until 1972, under President Richard Nixon, …

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Envisioning A Better Tomorrow

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Working alone has become a common comfort in today’s society. Your children’s social life is on Facebook, you text your friends rather than calling them, you send e-cards rather than writing, and your social events are sent out with a tweet.  Most of todays students, when given the options, would …

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