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Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Blade production in Solingen
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Fine wines at the vineyard
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Apfelwein from Hessen
Glass manufacture with a long history

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.