German Culture @ BellaOnline 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 2015 All Rights Reserved. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 20:59:15 EST 240 German Culture @ BellaOnline Germany's Ceremonial Mountain Cattle Drives Almabtrieb, ceremonial mountain cattle drives, have been part of farming life in Europe's alpine regions for centuries. During the last days of summer, and beginning of autumn, processions of beautifully decorated cows create cow bell symphonies as they return to the valleys from alpine pastures. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 03:33:33 EST Day of German Unity German Unity Day, Tag der Deutsche Einheit. Commemorating the German Democratic Republic, East Germany, officially becoming part of the Federal Republic of Germany on October 3, 1990; after 40 years, 1949 - 1989, as a separate "second" Germany. At look back in time at how the event unfolded. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:17:11 EST Oktoberfestherzen - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts Oktoberfest in Munich: The super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival, and heart shaped gingerbread cookies decorated with mottos are an unmissable part of its calorific food; a "sweet" accompaniment to "Wiesn-Mass". Oktoberfest beer. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:34:56 EST