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Market square in Braunschweig old town
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Bavarian beer
Blade production in Solingen
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Eiergrog on Heligoland
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region

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.