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Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
Maritime Museum in Hamburg
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Enjoying East Frisian tea at the harbour
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Market square in Braunschweig old town
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Markthalle Neun
Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
Garden gnome
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Dresden's Christstollen
Fresh asparagus for sale in the Münsterland region
Bavarian beer
Lüftl art in Oberammergau in Bavaria
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Linguists and collectors of fairytales, the Brothers Grimm
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts

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.