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Fine wines at the vineyard
Bavarian beer
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Glass manufacture with a long history
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Blade production in Solingen
Markthalle Neun
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Dresden's Christstollen
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep

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.