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 2018 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:40:54 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Germany's House Cleaning Culture http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177868.asp Germany's reputation as one of the world's best kept countries is well earned, and the universal and regular cleaning of everything in sight even has a name, Putzanfall. So much a passion it's "enjoyable", leading to anxiety attacks when everything doesn't "sparkle" as it should. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:33:33 EST Germany's Window Boxes and Balcony Gardens http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173444.asp Every change of season is makeover time for Germany's flower boxes. A bizarre mixture sometimes, the carefully tended colorful plant filled containers are everywhere, a wonderful sight on door stoops, window ledges, trailing from apartment balconies and down ancient farmhouse walls. Fri, 7 Oct 2011 01:03:28 EST Germany's Beer Gardens http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172374.asp It wouldn't be summer in Germany without a cold beer enjoyed under a leafy chestnut tree. Originally a way of using shaded areas covering underground beer storage cellars in 19th century Bavaria, visits to a Biergärten soon became a popular pastime, and a German tradition that traveled the world. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:18:54 EST