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Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
Cowbells from the Allgäu region
Bertha Benz on the first ever car
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Markthalle Neun
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Lübeck marzipan
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Enjoying the local wine at a vintner's tavern in Baden-Württemberg
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Dresden's Christstollen
The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
Halloren Kugeln from Saxony-Anhalt
Apfelwein from Hessen
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Glass manufacture with a long history
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Bavarian beer
The Hallors show how salt is made, demonstrating the process from brine through to packaged salt
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania

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.