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Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Markthalle Neun
Blade production in Solingen
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Garden gnome
Green sauce
Glass manufacture with a long history
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Eiergrog on Heligoland
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts

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.