So it’s that time of year again: yes, Carnival! As we’ve explain in
While, for us girls, the key elements of a Bavarian outfit are the dirndl dress (with blouse and apron) and – importantly – matching shoes, Bavarian accessories such as bags,...
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New year, new lederhosen!3
Posted by trachten | Comments Off on Bavarian socks: The perfect Christmas gift
Contrary to what you might expect, Bavarians don’t have the tradition of leaving stockings out for Santa to fill. Firstly, Santa doesn’t come to Bavaria – it’s the “Christ child” instead (read more about German and Bavarian Christmas traditions here). Secondly,...Read More
Posted by trachten | Comments Off on Dirndl length – Or: How long is a piece of string?
Besides “What shoes should I wear?” and “Hmmm, do you think I can handle a third litre of beer?”, there’s one question that ladies in Bavaria will frequently find themselves having to answer: “Is this dirndl the right length?” Sometimes it’s too short, sometimes it could happily be a...Read More