logo
g
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Heart Disease
Horror Literature
Dating
Hiking & Backpacking
SF/Fantasy Books
Healthy Foods
Crafts for Kids


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g German Culture Site

BellaOnline's German Culture Editor

g
Facts and Traditions

Life and living in Germany, some of the country´s facts, figures, personalities, and entrenched traditions, ranging from informative and useful to fun and "now who would have thought that?"

Fast Facts about Germany star
Fast facts for Germany, the country and its people. Richly diverse, the world's fifth largest economy, filled with castles, medieval villages, unspoilt nature, mountain ranges, stunning scenery, culture of every variety, and a complex history.

Father's Day in Germany star
Father’s Day in Germany. A "moveable feast" holiday linked to Ascension Day it changes each year, while for those who are new to it the first experience can come as a bit of a shock, as a variable date is not the only way the celebration differs from other countries.

Forest Schools, Germany's Waldkindergarten star
Waldkindergarten, nature's pre-school for children, where fresh air, the natural world and exploration replace classroom walls. A system of education which began in 19th century Germany and has become increasingly popular throughout the country.

Fun Facts About Germany star
There's a Chancellor Angela Merkel Barbie Doll, German affection for red Hungarian paprika means it's added to everything from potato chips and meat to sauces, in Bavaria beer is officially 'food', and phone calls are answered only by the surname, never a greeting. Some fun facts.

Gardening by the Moon in Germany star
Although it is often thought of as a New Age trend or old superstition, Moon Gardening is science based, with evidence suggesting a connection does exist between the sky's energy and that of earth, and it is a system which has been followed in Germany for generations.

German Beer, Fast Facts star
Beer in Germany has its own day, "Tag des Deutschen Bieres", it's known as 'Fluessiges Brot, liquid bread, and is 'Food' in Bavaria but just enjoyed elsewhere. There are over 1,270 breweries and 1,500 varieties that Mark Twain described as "As Different as Hens in a Farmyard". Germany's Beer.

German Inventions in Everyday Use star
Germany's inventors and scientists, past and present, helped build the country's reputation for invention and technology. However many of the items used in homes worldwide, including coffee filters and toothpaste, were created in German kitchens, attics and workshops, not laboratories.

Germany's Garden Gnomes star
Gartenzwerg are another of Germany's many 'inventions', the Gnomes who disappear in the fall, re-appear when spring arrives and spend the summer months protecting German gardens. Kitsch, folklore, good luck symbols, and for a protector about as far from frightening as it is possible to be.

Germany, its Neighbours and a New Image star
From its central position at the heart of today’s European Union Germany lives in peace and harmony with its neighbours, however this was not always the case. What image does modern Germany have in the eyes of its neighbours? A cross section of Europeans were asked with interesting results.

Groundhog Day, Hedgehogs and Candlemas star
February 2nd is Groundhog Day, an annual tradition with roots which lie in a Christian festival, age old European and German superstitions about hedgehogs, the weather, and pagan celebrations bound to the cycles of nature.

Munich Oktoberfest - Fast Facts star
Albert Einstein worked there as an electrician, an intoxicated dachshund 'came to' in Lost and Found, electricity used would give a home for four 52 years of power, and German emigrants have begun versions all over the world, but 'Oktoberfest' began in Munich over 200 years ago.

Oktoberfest in Munich – Fun Facts star
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.

German Culture Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | German Culture Site Map

Add Facts+and+Traditions to Twitter Add Facts+and+Traditions to Facebook Add Facts+and+Traditions to MySpace Add Facts+and+Traditions to Del.icio.us Digg Facts+and+Traditions Add Facts+and+Traditions to Yahoo My Web Add Facts+and+Traditions to Google Bookmarks Add Facts+and+Traditions to Stumbleupon Add Facts+and+Traditions to Reddit

g

Want to Suggest a Link?
Think your link belongs here? Use the contact page to let this editor know.

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the German Culture Newsletter


Past Issues

g features
Palm Sunday and Palmbuschen in Germany

Easter in Germany - Coloring Eggs

Monk's Chicken, 13th Lent Century Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2013 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor