Christmas Flashmob Brings Holiday Spirit To German Airport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The holidays can be a stressful time for travel, especially when paired with crowded airports and cancelled flights, but passengers at the Cologne Bonn Airport got a break from it all earlier this month when a flashmob brought some holiday cheer with a medley of Christmas carols. German broadcasting group …

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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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Germans Plan To Spend More on Gifts This Holiday Season

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In recent years, it wasn’t just Americans that feel the impact of economic stress when it comes close to the holidays.  Since 2007, holiday budgets in Germany have been below average, but this year things seem to be slowly turning around.  Accounting firm Ernst & Young has released the results from their …

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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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Easter Time in Germany

By Corinna Bienger on Email

One legend about Easter, I was told when I was a child, is that on Good Friday all church bells fly to Rome and come back on Easter Sunday, explaining why the bells don’t chime before Sunday. When I think of the Easter weekend today, the image that comes into …

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Easter in Germany – The Rabbit, Egg and Ostara

By Francine McKenna on Email

Easter in Germany, Ostern in Deutschland, and a special Easter Bunny joins St. Nicholas and Santa Claus as a holiday gift giver in Germany, Hanni Hase, ‘Hanni Hare’, who for a few weeks every year is inundated with letters sent by children from all over the world. All mailed to Ostereistedt, Easter Egg Town, his …

Photos by George Larcher & SLV

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Easter in German Speaking Europe

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

The Easter celebration goes back to the earliest days of the Christian church, but the date of this festivity has been controversial from the very beginning. Even the origin of the name of the most important celebration in the Christian calendar is unclear. The origins of the German Easter traditions …

Photo by maxmaria

Darlene Fuchs