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Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
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
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Markthalle Neun
Blade production in Solingen
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Apfelwein from Hessen
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Glass manufacture with a long history
Garden gnome
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
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.