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Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Glass manufacture with a long history
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Apfelwein from Hessen
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Markthalle Neun
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Bavarian beer
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Garden gnome

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.