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 2016 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Thu, 5 May 2016 21:42:08 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Spargelzeit Asparagus Soup Recipe http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180208.asp It is a classic recipe for Germany's asparagus season; White Asparagus Soup, Deutsche Spargel Suppe. "Spargelzeit", two months filled with Fruehlingswonne, "Springtime Delight", recipes made with the Royal Vegetable's white stalks, and these soups are just as delicious with green asparagus. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:23:45 EST Germany and its Storks http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179852.asp Storks are among Germany's favorite wildlife. Harbingers of Spring, bringer of babies, stars of myth, superstition and a "theme route", their return to nests on cliff-ledges, rooftops, chimneys and purpose-built towers, after a winter in warmer climates, is reason for celebration. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 02:47:47 EST Germany's House Cleaning Culture http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177868.asp Germany deserves its reputation as one of the world's best kept countries, and the regular "cleaning of everything in sight" has a name - Putzanfall. So much a passion it is even considered enjoyable, while a home, car, bicycle etc. that isn't "sparkling" often leads to anxiety and tension. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:33:33 EST