American crayfish invade Berlin waters

Are American Crayfish This Year’s Berlin Delicacy?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In the American south, crayfish are prized for their appetizing qualities, but when the red swamp crustaceans began invading new and unfamiliar turf in Berlin over the past year, they were anything but popular in the German city. It is believed the North American crawfish, or Procambarus clarkii, were abandoned …

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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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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Berlin Alexanderplatz Fernsehturm

A New Push to Give Berlin’s Alexanderplatz a Skyscraper Skyline

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

One of the major differences between a major American city and a European one is the size of its buildings, and the German capital of Berlin is no exception to this visual mark. Sprinkled in among the historic buildings with decades, or even centuries of back story, are modest architectural additions …

Sources: The Local

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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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Brandenburg Gate Turkish Tribute

Berlin Snubs Russia with Refusal to Pay Tribute to St Petersburg Terror Victims

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany and Russia have a complicated love-hate relationship, but after a deadly bombing in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Monday, Berlin is refusing to offer a tribute to the victims with the traditional lighting of the Brandenburg Gate with the country’s flag. The lighting of the monument has become …

Sources: Daily Star

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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 City Skyline

Study: Old, Artsy, Poor or Just A Good Old Hipster, Berlin Is Where You Want To Be

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Berlin has long held onto the status of being a hot spot for artists, but as times have changed, is it still one of the best? Some could say the German capital has lost its cool factor, but a newly released study shows that Berlin still is one of the …

Sources: PriceWaterhouseCoopersDie Welt

Photo: Philipp von Ostau | CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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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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Tourism in Berlin Reaches Record High in 2014

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

2014 was a great year for tourism in the city of Berlin as overnight stays increased 6.5 percent, topping 28 million for the first time in the city’s history. The steady growth has put Berlin among the top three most popular destinations in Europe and one of the fastest growing international cities …

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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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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Mark Twain in Berlin, and Why He Loved the German Language

By Eva Schweitzer on Email

Mark Twain’s love-hate relationship with the German language is well-known, but often misunderstood. After the author visited Germany in 1878 — Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, the Black Forest —, he wrote the book, “A Tramp Abroad,” with the now-famous appendix, “The Awful German Language”. Here, Twain gripped with the confusing gender of nouns, …

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Scaffolding Comes Down To Reveal Apple’s First Retail Store in Berlin

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German capital city of Berlin is the country’s second most populated city and has grown into a creative hub for both Germany and Europe.  With all the creative types and media-centric business in the city, it is a little surprising that Apple does not have one of their famous …

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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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Featured Video: Is Berlin the New Home for Tech Start-Up Business?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The BBC recently ran a piece on Berlin’s growing reputation as one of the worlds thriving tech start-up cities.  This is a title that most cities around the world would love to have, and Berlin is quickly becoming the go to city in Europe if you are looking to get …

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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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