German Culture @ BellaOnline Welcome to your guide to Germany, and the culture and traditions of German speaking countries. Everything from castles, customs and cuisine, yes it does have one, to present day life, history, arts, language, facts, festivals and travel. en-us Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:10:15 EST 240 German Culture @ BellaOnline Germany's Cult Beach Chair, the Strandkorb The 'Strandkorb' is a strange looking chair. It has been compared to an upright wicker wash basket, was originally designed for an aristocrat with rheumatism, and for generations has not only sheltered German beach goers from wind, rain and sun but also become a part of the country's culture. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 03:46:13 EST Cheese Hedgehog, a Party Snack Recipe Kaeseigel, the Cheese Hedgehog, a "Retro" party snack from Germany. Enjoying a popular and widespread renaissance it was the ultimate cold buffet food during the 1960's and 1970's, and is now just as likely to be found accompanying a summer BBQ as a snack during winter months. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 01:34:56 EST Germany's Beer Gardens A visit to a Beer Garden is a 'must' throughout Germany from early Spring through Summer and Autumn. Originally a way of using of the chestnut tree shaded areas covering 19th century underground Bavarian beer storage cellars, they were soon a popular, even fashionable, pastime. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:18:54 EST