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Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Bavarian beer
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Fine wines at the vineyard
Glass manufacture with a long history
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Garden gnome
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Markthalle Neun

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.