German Culture @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/germanculture Welcome to your guide to Germany, and the culture and traditions of German speaking countries. From castles, customs and cuisine, yes it does have one, to present day life, history, arts, language, facts, festivals and travel. en-us Copyright 2016 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Tue, 31 May 2016 23:48:21 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Spargelzeit Asparagus Soup Recipe http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180208.asp A classic recipe for Germany's asparagus season; White Asparagus Soup, Deutsche Spargel Suppe. "Spargelzeit", two months filled with recipes made with the Royal Vegetable's white stalks; while these soups are just as delicious with green asparagus. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:23:45 EST Germany's Window Boxes and Balcony Gardens http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173444.asp It is "Makeover Time" each season for Germany's window boxes, with carefully tended and colorful plant filled containers everywhere. Sometimes a bizarre mixture but joy to behold on door stoops, window ledges, trailing down from apartment block balconies and the walls of ancient farm houses. Fri, 7 Oct 2011 01:03:28 EST Summer Solstice and Midsummer in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172089.asp Many of Germany's Sommer-Sonnenwende, Summer Solstice, and Johannisnacht, Midsummer Night, festivities were mystical Pagan and pre-Christian festivals; fire still plays an important part in celebrating the sun and light's triumph over cold and darkness. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 06:07:01 EST