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Market square in Braunschweig old town
Dresden's Christstollen
Apfelwein from Hessen
Eiergrog on Heligoland
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Glass manufacture with a long history
Markthalle Neun
Blade production in Solingen
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Green sauce
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts

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.