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 2017 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:59:26 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 has a deserved reputation as one of the world's best kept countries, and the universal and regular "cleaning of everything in sight" has a name - Putzanfall. It is so much a passion that it's considered enjoyable, and if everything doesn't "sparkle" it can lead to anxiety and tension. 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 means makeover time for Germany's window boxes. They are a bizarre mixture sometimes, but those carefully tended, colorful plant filled containers are everywhere. A wonderful sight on door stoops, window ledges, trailing from apartment balconies, up ancient farm house walls. Fri, 7 Oct 2011 01:03:28 EST Father's Day in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art171947.asp German Father's Day can be a bit of a surprise. A "Movable Feast" holiday, linked to Ascension Day so changing each year, the variable date is not the only way it differs from "Father's Day" in other countries. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 03:33:33 EST