Dirndl, Lederhosen and traditional shoes: for many years the modern generation has carried on the old traditions and ensured that original Bavarian dress never goes out of fashion. In the high Alps of the Allgäu, for example, they still make Haferlschuhe (traditional shoes) and in Franconia Flitterkränze (bridal crowns) are crafted from coins and glass beads. In the Bavarian uplands tailors stitch Lederhosen, while in Mittenwald Gamsbart binders hold a competition to demonstrate their skills at hat decoration – all painstakingly crafted by hand.
In our stories you will discover the origins of Bavarian festive clothing and how the style of this cultural heritage has undergone constant changes ever since. We also show you where in Bavaria you can still find girls in Dirndls and boys in Lederhosen.