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By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

UNESCO’s International Literacy Day, which takes place September 8-9, calls attention to illiteracy rates among kids and adults around the world, and to mark the occasion, DW released a report that shows that despite having a lauded educational system, Germany’s illiteracy rate is quite concerning. Statistics show that some nine …

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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 Bread Is The Latest Piece Of German Culture Hoping To Receive UNESCO Recognition

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since joining the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Intangible Cultural Heritage commission in 2013, Germany has been narrowing down ideas on which pieces of German culture it believes should be considered for the recognition.  Late last year we reported the push to get the country’s famous beer purity law added to …

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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German Brewers Federation Wants UNESCO Recognition For Beer ‘Purity Law’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Monday the German Brewers Federation announced that they had submitted an application to have the country’s famous 1516 beer purity law, known as the Reinheitsgebot, included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Reinheitsgebot came to be when Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV made it law …

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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Germany’s Culture and Traditions Receive UNESCO Protection

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If your reading this, it is probably safe to assume you have some interest in the German culture and feel that there is an importance in preserving those great traditions for future generations. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) apparently feels the same way. This past Wednesday, …

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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40 Years of Unique Cultural Diversity

By Magazin-Deutschland.de on Email

It is one of the world’s most successful programmes for cultural exchange: in 2012 UNESCO is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. That’s why people around the globe will be focusing this year on the significance of the convention for cultural cooperation. Germany is also planning a …

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With 11 language editions in 180 countries, "Deutschland" magazine is Germany's most international periodical. Deutschland is the magazine for decision-makers outside Germany.

Wonderful World of the Forest

By Magazin-Deutschland.de on Email

By Reinhard Osteroth /// Germany is a land of forests. A third of this densely populated industrial country is covered by woodland. There is 11.1 million hectares or almost 43,000 square miles of it – an area that has remained constant since the beginning of the 16th century. Hard to …

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With 11 language editions in 180 countries, "Deutschland" magazine is Germany's most international periodical. Deutschland is the magazine for decision-makers outside Germany.