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Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Green sauce
Bavarian beer
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Blade production in Solingen
Fine wines at the vineyard
Garden gnome
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Lübeck marzipan
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Dresden's Christstollen
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Glass manufacture with a long history
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in 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.