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Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Garden gnome
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Fine wines at the vineyard
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Markthalle Neun
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Blade production in Solingen
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Lübeck marzipan
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Bavarian beer
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Green sauce
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest

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.