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Fine wines at the vineyard
Green sauce
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Apfelwein from Hessen
Markthalle Neun
Market square in Braunschweig old town
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Glass manufacture with a long history
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Lübeck marzipan
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria

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.