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Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Garden gnome
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
Bavarian beer
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Fine wines at the vineyard
Glass manufacture with a long history
Market square in Braunschweig old town
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Cowbells from the Allgäu 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.