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Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Blade production in Solingen
Apfelwein from Hessen
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Fine wines at the vineyard
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Bavarian beer
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine

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.