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Market square in Braunschweig old town
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Green sauce
Markthalle Neun
Dresden's Christstollen
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Glass manufacture with a long history
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen

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.