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Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Dresden's Christstollen
Green sauce
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Bavarian beer
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Markthalle Neun
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.