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 2015 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 06:39:01 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Oktoberfestherzen - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178129.asp Oktoberfest in Munich: The super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival, and heart shaped gingerbread cookies decorated with mottos are an unmissable part of its calorific food; a "sweet" accompaniment to "Wiesn-Mass". Oktoberfest beer. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:34:56 EST Oktoberfest in Munich – Fun Facts http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178028.asp 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 How to Make a Schultüte, Candy Cone http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177514.asp For Germany's first graders a Candy Cone filled with small gifts and candy helps makes that first day at school even more memorable. A custom that began in early 19th century Germany, Schultüte are as popular now as they were then and could be a fun idea and new tradition for your own family. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 13:37:37 EST