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. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:52:33 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Germany's Dried Fruit People, Zwetschgenmaennla http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179049.asp Prune Men, Prune People because Zwetschgenmaennla, Dried Plum Boys, were joined by Zwetschgenweibla, Dried Plum Girls, long ago, are traditional German handcrafts. Good Luck symbols given to celebrate everything from New Year to Weddings, here is the story and easy DIY "How To" guide. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:06:06 EST German New Year Tradition, Bleigießen http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art174525.asp It was a quirky way of telling the future. Melting heavy metal, dropping it in water and divining the future from shapes made. "Bleigießen" is a favorite New Year tradition in German speaking countries and more "eco-friendly" these days. Here's a version to try, with over 100 interpretations. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:33:33 EST Three Kings Day, Epiphany in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art16782.asp January 5, Twelfth Night, is followed by "Dreikönigstag" - Three Kings Day. Epiphany, and in Germany those final hours of the Advent and Weihnachten season, and ending to Christmas celebrations, are a mix of Tradition, Charity, Religion and Folklore. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 08:33:00 EST