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Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Dresden's Christstollen
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Blade production in Solingen
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Lübeck marzipan
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Glass manufacture with a long history
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Fine wines at the vineyard
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region

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.