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. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:46:22 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Oktoberfest Hearts - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178129.asp Oktoberfest in Munich: That super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival, where the mottoes on many of the heart shaped gingerbread cookies are in Bairisch, the local dialect. Some traditions, mottoes and "translations" for those unmissable accompaniments to 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 a hiatus from heaven attends every year, and one Munich Mayor opened it shouting "I'zapt os" instead of "O'zapft is", (it's tapped)...before any beer was consumed. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 02:34:56 EST Grilled Fish on a Stick Recipe http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172377.asp German Beer Gardens and Oktoberfest would not be the same without "Steckerlfisch". A Bavarian specialty for anyone who likes fish and has hunger pangs, it's a well seasoned grilled fish, complete with head, tail and a stick running through it. And ideal for a BBQ. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:15:29 EST