Germany Looks To Clean Up Military Appearance With Stricter Dress Code

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In America we are used to seeing active members of the military looking their best… clean-shaven, neatly pressed uniforms, etc., and it looks like Germany is wanting to follow suite with some new dress code guidelines set to go in effect February 1.  German soldiers will no longer be permitted …

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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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Ben and Mia Top Germany’s Most Popular Baby Names 3 Years In A Row

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German researcher Knud Bielefeld has worked to compile a listing of the most popular baby names in Germany in recent years to fill the void of having no official list in the past.  His research goes all the back to 1890, but what is surprising is that for the last …

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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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Cuckoo Projects Redesigns Cuckoo Clock With 3D Printing

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the course of five weeks, Germany’s Stilnest enlisted six artists from around the world to play a part in designing a 3D printed “conjoint remake of the traditional German cuckoo clock in synch with the Zeitgeist of the 21st century.”  Without ever meeting each other, the artists from Germany, …

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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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German Brewers Federation Wants UNESCO Recognition For Beer ‘Purity Law’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Monday the German Brewers Federation announced that they had submitted an application to have the country’s famous 1516 beer purity law, known as the Reinheitsgebot, included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Reinheitsgebot came to be when Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV made it law …

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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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Online Advent Calendar By German Embassy Goes Live

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Now that Thanksgiving has past, it is time for the holiday season to get underway.  Of course people and stores have gotten into the holiday spirit before Thanksgiving, but one thing that holds off every year is the longtime tradition of the advent calendar. The advent calendar has been a …

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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 Local Looks At The Topic Of Sex In Germany In A Series Of Articles

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In November, The Local, a popular German news site in English, started off a series looking into the topic of sex in Germany, and in some cases how the approach on the topic differs from many English-speaking countries.  While it may be a sensitive subject for some readers, it is …

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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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Nearly Half of German TV Viewers Engage In Second Screen Experience

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

According to a new survey done by cable operator Kabel Deutschland, 43% of the German TV audience is embracing the second screen experience while watching their favorite programs.  This includes using either a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to engage in some form with what they are watching. Second screen experiences are …

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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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Younger Germans Continue To Find Joy In Reggae Music and The Jamaican Culture

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Reggae music tends to center around feelings of joy and can easily bring a smile to your face, and in Germany, this style of music that has come from Jamaica has been drawing the attention of younger music listeners and as a result has seen a continued growth in German …

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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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Upcoming Book Takes A Photographic Look Into Germany’s Dying Nuclear Power Plants

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In a push to move towards clean energy, Germany has been focusing on closing down all of their nuclear power plants by the year 2022.  As the country closes down more of these plants, the structures that remain hold a historical significance.  That is why Michael Danner, a German photographer, …

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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 East Friesland Tea Ceremony

By Francine McKenna on Email

East Friesland or East Frisia, in northwest Germany, is a mixture of coastal mudflats, dikes with lighthouses, green meadows, woods, lakes, un-spoilt sandy beaches and heath land, where for centuries seagoing traditions, fishing and farming have influenced the way of life in both town and country. There are castles, ancient churches, …

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