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Market square in Braunschweig old town
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Glass manufacture with a long history
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Green sauce
Apfelwein from Hessen
Blade production in Solingen
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony

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.