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 2016 All Rights Reserved. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:22:26 EST 240 German Culture @ BellaOnline Rote Grütze, Germany's Fruit Dessert Recipe 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, it is a "fruit salad with a difference", and a menu favorite even in upscale restaurants. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 02:34:56 EST Germany's Cult Beach Chair, the Strandkorb The "Strandkorb" is a strange looking chair, often compared to an upright wicker wash basket, and was originally designed for an aristocrat with rheumatism. But now it is part of the country's culture, and has sheltered Germany's beach goers from wind, rain and sun for generations. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 03:46:13 EST Germany's Window Boxes and Balcony Gardens 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