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Green sauce
Fine wines at the vineyard
Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
Nutcrackers – the pride and joy of traditional Erzgebirge crafts
Garden gnome
Dresden's Christstollen
A traditional bollenhut from the Black Forest
Wicker beach chairs and sandcastles by the sea
Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
Glass manufacture with a long history
Guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Bremen
The Eleven Dot Angels made famous by the long-established company Wendt & Kühn of Grünhainichen in the Erzgebirge region
Pretzels from Baden-Württemberg
Lübeck marzipan
Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
Steam-powered winding engine at the Ensdorf-Duhamel mine
Market square in Braunschweig old town
Up close with a herd of Heidschnucke sheep
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.