Frederick the Great – One of Germany’s Most Famous and Admired Rulers

By Francine McKenna on Email

His military successes, and the domestic reforms he introduced into his country, have ensured that Frederick the Great has gone down in history as one of the most famous and admired of Germany’s rulers. Born in Berlin on January 24th 1712, and artistically gifted from his youth, despite not being …

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Munich Olympics 1972, From Dream to Terror

By Francine McKenna on Email

It began as a “dream” and ended in terror. The Olympic Park in Munich was a revolutionary and pioneering design, its sweeping acrylic glass canopies symbolized a new democratic, transparent and optimistic Germany, while duplicating a panoramic view of the Bavarian Alps, and it was the home of the Munich Olympics …

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Chicago – By German Design

By John Bareither on Email

Chicago is a city of great architecture and architects. When people think of Chicago’s great architects they think of Louis Sullivan and his Auditorium Building (Roosevelt University today) and Frank Lloyd Wrights Prairie Style architecture. German architects also made contribution to Chicago skyline in the latter part of the 20th …

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John Bareither's writing spans a 15 year period, covering topics of crime, personal interest stories, biographies and more. He is currently working as a real estate researcher for Start Rehab and previously was employed by two commodity firms for 20 years. He's been a life long Evanstonian and Chicagoan.
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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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German American Heritage Center Opens Up New “Suds” Brewing Exhibit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A few days ago we mentioned that the New-York Historical Society had opened an exhibit on the history of beer brewing in New York, but we all know that the rest of the US has a rich history in the beer industry as well.  The German American Heritage Center (GAHC) in Davenport, …

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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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New Exhibit Features New York’s Beer Brewing History

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We all know that Germany is well known for its wide variety of beers and the history that goes along with it, but do we think the same way about New York? When early European settlements cropped up in New York, the state quickly became a vital location for the …

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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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Rocket Man – Werner Von Braun

By John Bareither on Email

March 23, 2012 marked the 100th Anniversary of Werner Von Braun birth.  Braun’s early career was marred by controversy that he created weapons of war and used slave labor to accomplish  this goal.  NASA would later regard him as “without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history”. His interest in …

John Bareither
John Bareither's writing spans a 15 year period, covering topics of crime, personal interest stories, biographies and more. He is currently working as a real estate researcher for Start Rehab and previously was employed by two commodity firms for 20 years. He's been a life long Evanstonian and Chicagoan.

German Inventions in Everyday Use

By Francine McKenna on Email

There are many German inventors and scientists who have helped to build the country’s reputation as a source of invention and technology. Not all German inventions were patented so were developed elsewhere, and they are not only exclusive cars or chic kitchen appliances but also everyday objects now to be …

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Walpurgisnacht: A Night of Pranks and the Supernatural

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Tonight in Germany, many will gather around to share their best ghost stories, tell tales about witchcraft and the supernatural, and play little tricks or pranks on unsuspecting victims.  Germany hasn’t completely lost it, thinking it’s Halloween 6 months too early, they are celebrating Walpurgisnacht.  It may sound a lot …

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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 World of “Old Fritz”

By Magazin-Deutschland.de on Email

Enlightened monarch, a lover of culture and a warring general: Frederick the Great (1712-1786) had a multifaceted personality and was one of the most outstanding yet controversial figures in German history. The influence of the Prussian King on the fate of 18th century Europe was matched by only a few …

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