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Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Blade production in Solingen
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Garden gnome
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Lübeck marzipan
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Green sauce
Dresden's Christstollen
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Market square in Braunschweig old town

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.