Traditional Sorbian costume. High fashion with heritage.
  • Green sauce
    Green sauce ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
  • The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
    The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin ©visitBerlin
  • Lübeck marzipan
    Lübeck marzipan ©imago
  • Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
    Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine ©Tourismus Zentrale Saarland
  • The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
    The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt ©Stadt Halle (Saale), Thomas Ziegler
  • Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
    Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour ©Ostfriesland Tourismus GmbH
  • Market square in Braunschweig old town
    Market square in Braunschweig old town ©Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH
  • Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
    Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg ©Tourismus Marketing Baden-Württemberg
  • Cowbells from the Allgäu region
    Cowbells from the Allgäu region ©BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH
  • Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
    Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm ©GrimmHeimat NordHessen
  • Glass manufacture with a long history
    Glass manufacture with a long history ©fotolia/Bergfee
  • Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
    Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region ©Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.
  • Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
    Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe ©TMBW
  • Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
    Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake ©H. & D. Zielske/TMN
  • Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
    Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen ©Jan Rathke / BTZ Bremer Touristik-Zentrale
  • Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
    Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria ©panthermedia/e.starosczik
  • Dresden's Christstollen
    Dresden's Christstollen ©Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen (Sylvio Dittrich)
  • Fine wines at the vineyard
    Fine wines at the vineyard ©Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
    The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region ©Wendt & Kühn KG
  • Bertha Benz on the first ever car
    Bertha Benz on the first ever car ©Mercedes-Benz Classic
Traditions and customs from A to Z
Traditions and Customs

Old customs, modern times.
See Germany differently.

Many of Germany's old traditions are still alive today. Centuries-old customs have been preserved and updated, and can make a unique contribution to your experience and enjoyment of the country.

Indulge yourself with culinary delicacies from a bygone age. Try out various regional specialities. Witness old-fashioned handicrafts whose charm is undimmed by the passage of time.

Go back in time to the dawn of pioneering discoveries – the car, the tram, the bicycle. Lose yourself in the crowd at festivals and markets and celebrate the survival of traditions that have passed down the generations.

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