For $1,200 Per Night, German Hotel Wants To Help You Go Offline

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The idea of a vacation is to get away from your day-to-day life and enjoy some new experiences and relax a little. If you’ve gone a vacation recently though, you know that you’re probably still well connected to your daily life thanks to the internet on your phone or laptop, …

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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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Sixt Rent A Car Wants Americans To ‘Show Their German Side”

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s largest car rental company, Sixt, is trying to make a serious push into the United States, and to do so, the company has released a very German ad along with a social media contest that asks Americans to “Show their German Side“. Starting this week, and running through July 6, Sixt …

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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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Berlin Popularity Is Fastest Growing in Top 10 Tourist Destination In Europe

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The European Cities Marketing (ECM) study, known for being one of the most compressive sources for European tourism statistics, has highlighted the city of Berlin as being the fastest growing among the Top 10 tourist destination cities in Europe with an 8.2 percent increase in overnight stays in 2013. London still tops …

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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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Berlin To Begin Taxing Tourists For Bringing Their Dog On Overnight Stays

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On January 1st of this year, the city of Berlin began charging a five percent tax on hotel rooms, hoping to bring in an expected €25 million a year extra for the city.  The new charge has already sparked some outrage among smaller hotels, but some new changes planned might just …

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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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Review: 2013 Christmas Markets of Bavaria

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Beginning in late November and celebrated through Advent, one can discover some of the most enchanting Christmas markets in Germany. They are filled with tempting aromas, festive music, glühwein, delicious regional specialties and beautifully decorated stalls offering handmade ornaments, candles and toys. The world-famous Nuremberg Christkindelsmarkt in southern Germany boasts …

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Milka World in Munich: A Milka Adventure Right in the City

By CaliforniaGermans.com on Email

Do you love Milka… in fact Milka chocolates? If you can answer this with a definite YES, then Milka World in Munich will be heaven on earth for you. In 2012 Milka World opened doors on an entire floor of the Schrannenhalle, right behind the Viktualienmarkt, and has become a new Munich attraction. I had heard about it, but on my …

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TripAdvisor Users Rate Cologne Cathedral As Favorite German Landmark

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The popular travel website TripAdvisor just announced their first ever Travelers’ Choice Awards, which is a listing of the top tourist stops around the world based on traveler feedback. Just about every travel category is covered, and the results can be narrowed down by location, making it a great resource …

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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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Berlin-Based App Maker Releases Advanced Offline Mobile Mapping App ForeverMap 2

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When you need to look up directions, chances are you take out your smartphone and open up Google Maps or Apple Maps to guide you to where you need to go.  Both of those apps can be great resources in most situations, but how about if you are traveling abroad and …

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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 Tropical Islands Brings A Summer Vacation To Visitors 365 Days A Year

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany may be having one of their coldest few months in a long time and above average snowfall, but that doesn’t stop residents and tourists from enjoying the warm and sunny weather of the Tropical Islands.  You’re probably scratching your head thinking “when did Germany become a tropical zone”, but there …

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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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Visit Germany’s Greatest Churches In 8 Days This Spring

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has some of the most awe-inspiring architecture in Europe, if not the entire world.  Many of the beautiful sights are in the form of churches, some built over a thousand years ago, and cover several architectural eras.  Whether you are religious or not, there’s plenty to get out of …

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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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