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Garden gnome
Bavarian beer
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Blade production in Solingen
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Fine wines at the vineyard
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Dresden's Christstollen
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake

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.