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 2016 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Sat, 2 Jul 2016 02:14:46 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Rote Grütze, Germany's Fruit Dessert Recipe http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177149.asp Rote Grütze with summer berries is one of Germany's most popular desserts. Light, refreshing, easy to make and for centuries "every day" Hausmannskost, home cooking, in northern Germany. Now a "fruit salad with a difference", it is a menu favorite even in upscale restaurants. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 02:34:56 EST Germany's Window Boxes and Balcony Gardens http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173444.asp It is "Makeover Time" each season for Germany's window boxes. Carefully tended, colorful plant filled containers are everywhere. A bizarre mixture sometimes but a wonderful sight on door stoops, window ledges, trailing down from apartment block balconies and walls of ancient farm houses. Fri, 7 Oct 2011 01:03:28 EST Summer Solstice and Midsummer in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172089.asp Many of the Summer Solstice and Midsummer Eve festivities in German speaking countries were mystic Pagan and pre-Christian festivals, and fire still plays a major role in celebrating the triumph of sun and light over cold and darkness. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 06:07:01 EST