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Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Glass manufacture with a long history
Apfelwein from Hessen
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Fine wines at the vineyard
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Green sauce
Market square in Braunschweig old town
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour

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.