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, 16 Dec 2017 23:38:05 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com 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 and New Year and Spring held no promises. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 01:23:45 EST Christmas in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49142.asp Christmas Eve, "Heiligabend", is not only the most eagerly awaited but also the most significant of Germany's Twelve Days of Christmas. "Weihnachten" - filled with celebration and age old customs. A rich and colorful mix of the religious, secular, traditional, folk and...food. Sat, 25 Dec 2010 13:15:00 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, his reputation as a secret benefactor and giver of gifts was the inspiration for Sinterklaas. Santa Claus. St. Nicholas Eve on December 5 and December 6 St. Nicholas Day make "Nikolaus" a magical time in many regions of Europe. Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:00:00 EST