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Dresden's Christstollen
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Fine wines at the vineyard
Eiergrog on Heligoland
Green sauce
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Garden gnome
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Market square in Braunschweig old town
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea

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.