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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Germany sees a birth rate boost

Is Germany Finally in the Beginning of a Much Needed Baby Boom?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the last several decades Germany has had to deal with an imbalance in fertility rates vs the naturally aging population, but new data on the country’s birth rates for 2016 was released on Wednesday and the numbers suggest that Germany could be in the early stages of a much-needed …

Sources: Reuters, DW

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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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Woman and her beer

German Beer Sales in 2017 are Lowest on Record

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The land of beer continued to dry up in 2017 as Germany’s beer sales dropped to their lowest levels on record according to a new report published on Thursday by the federal statistics office (Destatis). Germany breweries and liquor stores sold a total of 93.5 million hectoliters of beer in 2017. …

Sources: Destatis

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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 leads the world in recycling

Germany Remains Top in Recycling for Another Year

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Spend any time in Germany and it should come as no surprise that Germans are good at recycling… crazy good compared to American standards. In fact Germany is highly regarded as the top recycling country in the world, and according to a 2017 year-end report from eunomia and the European Environmental …

Sources: Eunomia

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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 fertility rate rises

German Baby Boom? Fertility Rises for First Time in Decades

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since the country reunified in 1990, Germany has seen its fertility rate decline year after year, leading many to question the longterm fate of Europe’s economic powerhouse. Those who are worried have a positive new sign though as the latest birthrate numbers to come out of Germany last week revealed that new births have …

Sources: Destatis

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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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ad blocking devices

Do Germans Hate Online Ads the Most? Ad Blocking Study Says ‘Yes’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Advertisements are a reality no matter where we go. We can’t really avoid them. Most of the time we have conditioned ourselves to tune them out, but in the last few years the use of dedicated ad blocking tools has risen to new heights, leaving advertisers scrambling to find new …

Sources: Statista

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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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Top Baby Names of 2016

Can You Guess Germany’s Top Baby Names of 2016?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Association for the German Language (GfdS) has just released their collection of popular baby names on Wednesday, bringing in over 65,000 unique registered names across 1,050,000 newborns in 2016, and the results were, well, not too different from years past. Both the top 10 girls and boys names list contain the …

Sources: GfdS

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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 Accident

Chance of Becoming Roadkill in Germany at Record Low, But New Threat Arises

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While Germany may have some of the fastest roadways in the world with its Autobahn, it often equates to some messy, and deadly, accidents that are known to bring traffic on the highway to a complete standstill, sometimes lasting for hours. Thankfully there is some good news coming out of …

Sources: Destatis via DW

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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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refugees help boost German population

Refugees Help Boost German Population to Record Highs

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has long struggled with an aging population that has seen its death rate surpass new births, but despite the negativity surrounding the million-plus refugees entering into the country since 2015, they are responsible for reversing the trend and have boosted the German population to a record-breaking 82.8 million people. The Federal …

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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The Surprising Number of Young German Men That Wont Leave Home

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For decades, German families have been known to stick together under the same roof, often including three or four generations, so it wasn’t a huge surprise when the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reported last week that 62 percent of youth aged 18 to 24 were living with their parents. In 2005 …

Sources: Destatis, Spiegel via 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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