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Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Green sauce
Markthalle Neun
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Bavarian beer
Blade production in Solingen
Apfelwein from Hessen
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg

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.