Enjoy One Of The Original Horror Classics This Halloween

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Do you know which country helped shape the horror movie genre? If you guessed Germany you guessed correct.  During the early years of film, when “silent” films where all the rage, Germany was on the forefront of crafting the movie industry, and one of the areas the county’s filmmakers exceeded …

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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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Richard Wagner’s 200th Birthday – The World Celebrated his Bicentennial This Week

By CaliforniaGermans.com on Email

This past Wednesday,May 22, the famous German composer Richard Wagner would have turned 200 years old. A controversial and eccentric figure throughout his lifetime, he was commemorated this year by many opera houses throughout the world and special festivals celebrating his Bicentenary.   Growing Up in Germany and Life in …

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The Origin on May Day and Why The US Chooses To Celebrate It In September

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Labor Day, or sometimes referred to as May Day or May First, is celebrated on the 1st of May in over 80 counties, including Germany, but we’ve often wondered why the US chooses not to use this worldwide date? May Day originated in North America as a rebellious spirit, spurred …

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Today is German Beer Day, Marking the Anniversary of the 1516 Purity Regulations

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you need an excuse to have a good German beer today, you’re in luck.  Every April 23, Germans celebrate Beer Day to mark the anniversary of the German beer purity law of 1516.  This longstanding law, known as the Reinheitsgebot, is the longest lasting food quality law still in …

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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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The Art Institute Chicago Is Seeking Your Family Migration Story

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Do you have a story to tell about how your family came from Germany to the United States?  The Art Institute Chicago wants to hear that story for a special online compilation that has been inspired by their latest exhibition They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910-1950. …

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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’s Black Forest and its Cuckoo Clocks

By Francine McKenna on Email

The Black Forest in Germany, the Schwarzwaeld, on the borders of France and Switzerland in the far south west of Baden Wuerttemberg, is a favorite destination for tourists. A wonderful mixture of wild and romantic landscapes, woods, meadows, vineyards, hills, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and thermal springs, it is scattered throughout with ancient …

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German American Haunts and The Schifferstadt Museum

By Amelia Cotter on Email

The Germans that immigrated to the United States between the late 1600s and the mid-20th century bestowed on our country a rich legacy of history, traditions, language, and architecture that has had a lasting influence on American culture. When many of these German-Americans departed again for the next great journey …

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Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore. Visit her official website at www.ameliacotter.com, or write to her any time at [email protected].
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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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Oktoberfest in Munich

By Francine McKenna on Email

It began in 1810 on fields in front of Munich’s city gates, as a horse race honoring Ludwig the Crown Prince of Bavaria’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, and when the festival was repeated one year later it signaled the beginning of an annual tradition, the Oktoberfest in Munich.  Named …

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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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