Oktoberfest beer prices heading above 11 euros

Oktoberfest Beer to Surpass €11 for the First Time in 2018

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The city of Munich broke the news on Wednesday that beer prices at this year’s upcoming Oktoberfest — September 22 through October 7 — will be seeing a higher than expected price increase with the average cost for a one-liter mug crossing the €11 mark for the first time. In …

Sources: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Photo: Christian Benseler [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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FlixBus launches in the US

FlixBus is Here — Travels US Roads with Unbeatable $2.99 LA to Vegas Fare

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Last year we announced that Germany’s popular budget bus service FlixBus would soon be hitting U.S. roads, and today the time has finally come to start spotting those iconic green buses traveling the southwest. FlixBus, which has set up its American headquarters in Los Angles, California, is launching in the …

Sources: FlixBus

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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 parents face fines for starting vacation early

German Parents Taking Kids on Early Vacations Are Being Taught an Expensive Lesson

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In America, it is standard practice for parents to excuse their children from school for anything from an early start on vacation to something as menial as staying out late for a concert, but parents in Germany don’t get such an easy pass. With warmer weather arriving and vacation season …

Sources: Der Spiegel

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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 Uncensored Playlist Poster Collection Against Government Censorship

Reporters Without Borders Germany Brilliantly Bypasses Government Censorship

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite a large amount of criticism over “fake news” and American journalism, things could be worse when you look at the extreme censorship of news media that exists across the world. For the billions of people deprived of this right, getting around government enforced censorship is no easy task, but …

Sources: The Uncensored Playlist

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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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Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld Ready to Return His German Citizenship, Blames Merkel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Famed fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is quite furious over the political state of his home country Germany, so much so that in an interview on Thursday with France’s Le Point, he went so far as threatening to give up his German citizenship. Why? Lagerfeld’s anger is aimed at German Chancellor …

Sources: Le Point

Photo: LeWeb [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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Crime rates in Germany saw record drop in 2017

German Crime Plummets, Sees Largest Decline in Nearly 25 Years

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

According to the latest crime numbers for Germany, 2017 was a great year as the country saw its crime rates plummet nearly ten percent over 2016 — the biggest drop in nearly 25 years. In a report published by Welt, it was noted that this significant drop brings Germany’s crime …

Sources: Welt

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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 police pose with unexploded WW2 bomb

WW2 Bomb Forced Thousands to Flee Center of Berlin Friday

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Evacuating portions of German cities after the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb is still a common occurrence more than 70 years after the end of the war, but it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a pain in the ass for the roughly 10,000 Berliners who had to …

Photo: Berlin Police [Twitter]

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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 politicians look to ban headscarves on school girls

Merkel’s CDU Use AfD Playbook, Call for Ban of Headscarves in Schools

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had to fight hard to find a coalition partner to secure not only a functioning German government but also her own fourth term at the top. Little did she know though that once the deals were signed, she would find herself challenging her own party on …

Sources: Reuters

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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 Post to check in with Bremen elderly

Bremen Teams Up With Deutsche Post to Make Friends With Its Elderly

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s not only the United States Post Office searching for ways to make up for lost revenue from the decline in traditional mail. Germany’s Deutsche Post may have a new line of income as the postal service is teaming up with the city of Bremen to test out a new …

Sources: Welt

Photo: Deutsche Post AG

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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 continues to push renewable energy

Germany Has a Good Reason to Miss Its Climate Goals

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany was once considered the leader in the push towards renewable energy, but as the country is expected to miss emissions targets set both nationally and across the EU, climate activists are beginning to turn their backs to the once championed country. While the story may look disappointing on the …

Sources: Handelsblatt

Photos: Johny GoerendFrédéric Paulussen

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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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