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The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Market square in Braunschweig old town
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Markthalle Neun
Apfelwein from Hessen
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Dresden's Christstollen
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg

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.