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Dresden's Christstollen
Markthalle Neun
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Apfelwein from Hessen
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
Fine wines at the vineyard
Market square in Braunschweig old town
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Blade production in Solingen
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Lübeck marzipan

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.