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 2014 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:15:38 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Germany's Ceremonial Mountain Cattle Drives http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178437.asp Almabtrieb, ceremonial mountain cattle drives, a part of farming life in Europe's alpine regions for centuries. Summer's last days, and the beginning of autumn, bring processions of beautifully decorated cows, and their cow bell symphonies, as they return to the valleys from alpine pastures. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 03:33:33 EST German Chestnut Jam Recipe http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178317.asp Chestnut Jam, Kastanien Konfitur, is a popular Autumn recipe enjoyed through the year, and it's thanks to the Romans who brought chestnuts to Germania as they conquered the area. In many German regions a fall and winter "find" for foragers, and this delicious jam is one of the many recipes. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:12:12 EST German Gummi Bears, the Cult Candy http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177463.asp Gummy Bears began life in 1922 as fruit gummi Dancing Bears, in a small German confectionery company, their form based on dancing bears and a Teddy Bear. Now a cult candy, and not only for children but also "grown-ups", they make couture dresses, party "Hedgehogs" and Vodka cocktails. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 01:34:56 EST