German Culture @ BellaOnline 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 2016 All Rights Reserved. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:31:50 EST 240 German Culture @ BellaOnline Germany's Ceremonial Mountain Cattle Drives Almabtrieb, ceremonial mountain cattle drives, have been part of farming life in Europe's alpine regions for centuries. During the last days of summer, and beginning of autumn, processions of beautifully decorated cows create cow bell symphonies as they return to the valleys from alpine pastures. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 03:33:33 EST German Unity Day German Unity Day, Tag der Deutsche Einheit on October 3, commemorates the German Democratic Republic, East Germany, officially becoming part of the Federal Republic of Germany on that date in 1990. After 40 years, from 1949 to 1989, as a separate "second" Germany. A look back in time. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:17:11 EST Oktoberfest Hearts - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts Oktoberfest in Munich: Super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival, where many of the heart shaped gingerbread cookies have mottoes in Bairisch, the local dialect. Here are some traditions, mottoes and "translations" for those unmissable accompaniments to Oktoberfest beer. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:34:56 EST