Traditional Sorbian costume. High fashion with heritage.
  • Cowbells from the Allgäu region
    Cowbells from the Allgäu region ©BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH
  • Garden gnome
    Garden gnome ©Europa-Park
  • Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
    Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania ©TMV / Werk3
  • The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
    The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt ©Stadt Halle (Saale), Thomas Ziegler
  • Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
    Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea ©Lintas / DZT
  • Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
    Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg ©Tourismus Marketing Baden-Württemberg
  • Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
    Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria ©panthermedia/e.starosczik
  • Bertha Benz on the first ever car
    Bertha Benz on the first ever car ©Mercedes-Benz Classic
  • Fine wines at the vineyard
    Fine wines at the vineyard ©Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • Lübeck marzipan
    Lübeck marzipan ©imago
  • Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
    Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm ©GrimmHeimat NordHessen
  • Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
    Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region ©Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.
  • Apfelwein from Hessen
    Apfelwein from Hessen ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
  • The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
    The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region ©Wendt & Kühn KG
  • Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
    Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg ©pixabay
  • Blade production in Solingen
    Blade production in Solingen ©Bergische Entwicklungsagentur GmbH/Kristine Löw
  • Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
    Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine ©Tourismus Zentrale Saarland
  • The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
    The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin ©visitBerlin
  • Green sauce
    Green sauce ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
  • Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
    Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt ©imago/Star-Media
Traditions and customs from A to Z

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.

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