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Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Fine wines at the vineyard
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Markthalle Neun
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Market square in Braunschweig old town
Apfelwein from Hessen
Garden gnome
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Bavarian beer
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep

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.