Berlin Autobahn

Say Goodbye to the Free German Autobahn

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Its been in the pipeline for quite some time, but in a landmark agreement with the European Union (EU), Germany can now begin the process of charging drivers a toll on their massive 12,993 km network of Autobahn highways. Since its inception in the late 1920’s, the Autobahn has been a free highway …

Sources: Euronews

Photo: poorpeschino [Flickr]

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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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Locomore Platform

Move Over Deutsche Bahn, a New Train is Rolling Into Town

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For years, Germans have had little choice in rail providers as Deutsche Bahn sits quite comfortably with over 5.5 million daily passengers and a 99-percent market share in long-distance train travel. Trying to go head to head with Deutsche Bahn would be a laughable attempt, but for Locomore, going after the train …

Sources: Locomore, DW, TreeHugger

Photos: Locomore

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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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Deutsche Bahn Station Passengers

Deutsche Bahn Implements New Closed-Door Policy for Trains Across Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced a new effort to make their passenger trains live up to the German reputation of punctuality, and it is willing to risk leaving a few passengers stranded on the platform to do so. Up until a few weeks ago, DB trains already closed their doors 10 seconds before the train …

Sources: Süddeutsche Zeitung

Photo: Casey Hugelfink [Flickr]

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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Zanzu 01

Germany Wants To Make Sure Your Next Visit is Sexually Pleasurable

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Have you ever found yourself in Germany all horned up but couldn’t make that satisfying connection? Well Germany feels your pain, and with a new website created by the German Federal Center for Health Education, you can find all the right ways to find your catch and make it a …

Sources: Zanzu via BroBible

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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People's Viennaline

Hop Aboard This 8-Minute Flight From Switzerland to Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Catching a short one or two-hour flight already seems like a waste when you can spend at least that same amount of time going through the hassle of airport security and a lengthy boarding process. Lets not mention the agonizing customs line when flying internationally. We often put up with …

Sources: People’s Viennaline via The Guardian

Photo: People’s Viennaline

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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Who Has The Better Passport?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Americans may feel that their passport is all they need to go anywhere around the world, and they’re not the only ones that share that feeling, but in reality not all passports are created equal. Henley & Partners, a British immigration and citizenship firm, released their latest Visa Restrictions Index, …

Sources: Henley & Partners

Photo: Henley & Partners, hjl [Flickr]

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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Airbnb

Berlin Court Provides A Small Victory For Airbnb in Berlin

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In May, Berlin officials put into effect a controversial ban on property owners renting out their home or flat on popular services like Airbnb, but a court ruling issued on Tuesday may provide some relief to those who want to make a little extra income off of their unused properties. …

Sources: Berlin.de, The Local

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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Lufthansa Wants You To Book A Room in the Sky on Airbnb

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Airbnb, the popular home-sharing service that has put pressure on all major hotel chains, is known for having some pretty creative listings, and now German airline Lufthansa is getting on board with their own listing, and it’s actually not that bad of a deal. “Luxury Awaits Above the Clouds” is …

Sources: Airbnb

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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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Airbnb

Finding An Airbnb in Berlin Just Got A Lot Harder

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Planning a trip to Berlin? If you are, finding a cheap stay with Airbnb just got a lot harder thanks to a new Berlin law that went into effect on May 1. The German capital passed the “Zweckentfremdungsverbot” law, which, besides being a mouthful to say, is meant to stop people from …

Sources: AFP, The Independent

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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Summer 2016 – Time for Gemütlichkeit!

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