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 2016 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:30:19 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Authentic German Lebkuchen Recipe http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art174472.asp German Lebkuchen, that special German gingerbread, whatever you create with this recipe it will always be delicious. Anything from spicy ginger cookies, Oktoberfest or Valentine's Day Hearts, Witches' Cottages and Gingerbread Men, to Halloween Ghosts, Christmas decorations or aromatic Lanterns. Sat, 24 Dec 2011 00:33:33 EST Germany's Christmas Markets, Weihnachtsmärkte http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art12856.asp Advent in Germany and the traditional "Weihnachtsmärkte" begin to open. Famous the world over the Christmas Markets, with their enchanting nostalgic atmosphere and delicious seasonal aromas, are an intrinsic and unforgettable part of the German holiday season. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 08:30:00 EST St. Nicholas in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48385.asp There would be no Santa Claus if there hadn't been a St. Nicholas, as his reputation as a secret benefactor and giver of gifts was the inspiration for "Sinterklaas". With St. Nicholas Eve on December 5, and December 6 St. Nicholas Day, "Nikolaus" is a magical time in many regions of Europe. Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:00:00 EST