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Garden gnome
Fine wines at the vineyard
Bavarian beer
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Glass manufacture with a long history
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Market square in Braunschweig old town
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Green sauce
Lübeck marzipan
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Pretzels from 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.