Traditional Sorbian costume. High fashion with heritage.
  • Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
    Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg ©pixabay
  • Dresden's Christstollen
    Dresden's Christstollen ©Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen (Sylvio Dittrich)
  • Cowbells from the Allgäu region
    Cowbells from the Allgäu region ©BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH
  • Glass manufacture with a long history
    Glass manufacture with a long history ©fotolia/Bergfee
  • Eiergrog on Heligoland
    Eiergrog on Heligoland ©TASH/ I. Wandmacher
  • Markthalle Neun
    Markthalle Neun ©visitBerlin/Philip Koschel
  • Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
    Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe ©TMBW
  • Bertha Benz on the first ever car
    Bertha Benz on the first ever car ©Mercedes-Benz Classic
  • Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
    Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm ©GrimmHeimat NordHessen
  • Lübeck marzipan
    Lübeck marzipan ©imago
  • Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
    Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg ©TMBW
  • Fine wines at the vineyard
    Fine wines at the vineyard ©Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
    The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin ©visitBerlin
  • Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
    Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour ©Ostfriesland Tourismus GmbH
  • Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
    Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania ©TMV / Werk3
  • The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
    The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region ©Wendt & Kühn KG
  • Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
    Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region ©Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.
  • ©Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark (Harald Kalbhenn)
  • Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
    Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg ©Tourismus Marketing Baden-Württemberg
  • Market square in Braunschweig old town
    Market square in Braunschweig old town ©Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH
Traditions and customs from A to Z

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.

Germany inspires

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