German Culture @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/germanculture German Culture And More. Welcome to your guide to Germany, and the culture and traditions of German speaking countries. From castles, customs, cuisine, yes there is one, to present day life, history, arts, language, facts, festivals and travel. en-us Copyright 2017 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:19:19 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Germany and its Storks http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179852.asp Storks are among Germany's favorite wildlife. Harbingers of Spring, bringer of babies, stars of myth, superstition and a "theme route", their return to nests on cliff-ledges, rooftops, chimneys and purpose-built towers, after a winter in warmer climates, is reason for celebration. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 02:47:47 EST Germany 1946/47, The Hunger Winter http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178861.asp Europe lay in rubble, and the winter of 1946/1947 was the coldest in living memory. Known in Germany as the time of "Weisser Tod", white death, and "Schwarzer Hunger", black hunger, hundreds of thousands died. Weihnachten was different that year, the New Year and Spring held no promises. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 01:23:45 EST Frugal Fashionista Chic Behind The Berlin Wall http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177279.asp Fashion was inseparable from politics in East Germany, with a "one style fits all" mentality. A sewing machine, needle, thread and "Sybille", a culture and fashion magazine that supplied dreams as well as patterns, made possible a world of individuality and escape from every day grayness. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:34:56 EST