German Culture @ BellaOnline 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 All Rights Reserved. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:40:25 EST 240 German Culture @ BellaOnline Oktoberfestherzen - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts Oktoberfest in Munich: The super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival where heart shaped gingerbread cookies decorated with mottoes are an unmissable part of its calorific food, and a 'sweet' accompaniment to 'Wiesn-Mass'. Oktoberfest beer. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:34:56 EST Oktoberfest in Munich Fun Facts It's "Oktoberfest" although most of it takes place in September, an "Angel" on hiatus from heaven attends every year, one Mayor opened it shouting "I'zapt os" instead of "O'zapft is", (it's tapped), and that was before any beer was consumed. Oktoberfest Fun Facts. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 02:34:56 EST German Gummi Bears, the Cult Candy 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