German Bread - Fast Facts
With over 3050 registered varieties, Germany is a "Bread Paradise". Almost all available types of grain are used from wheat, rye, barley and oats to millet, corn, rice and potato starch, while bread rolls go under so many different names in the regions it is easier to just point. Fast Facts.
Germany's House Cleaning Culture
Germany's reputation as one of the world's best kept countries is well earned, and the universal and regular cleaning of everything in sight even has a name, Putzanfall. So much a passion it's "enjoyable", and an outbreak of anxiety attacks when everything doesn't "sparkle" as it should.
Germany's Window Boxes and Balcony Gardens
Every change of season means makeover time for Germany's flower boxes. A bizarre mixture sometimes, but carefully tended, colorful plant filled containers are everywhere. A wonderful sight on door stoops, window ledges, trailing from apartment balconies and down ancient farm house walls.
Father's Day in Germany
German Father's Day can be a bit of a surprise. A "Movable Feast" holiday, linked to Ascension Day so changing each year, the variable date is not the only way it differs from "Father's Day" in other countries.
German Wedding Traditions
The most popular month to marry in Germany is May, and the country's regions have many of their own, often "eccentric", wedding customs. Traditions begin weeks before a wedding takes place, and then the festivities can last for days.
White Asparagus Season in Germany
Spargelzeit, springtime's "White Asparagus". A "madness" sweeps through Germany during the brief season of this first, and delicious, symbol of spring. Beginning around mid-April it lasts until June 24, feast day of St. John the Baptist.
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