Oktoberfest - Foreign Visitors Wearing Tracht?
(Virginia Beach )
Oktoberfest in Virginia Beach USA
Do foreign visitors wear Lederhosen & Dirndls to Oktoberfest? Are they looked at as doofs?
Reply by Marion
yes, many foreign visitors wear Dirndl and Lederhose, the traditional Bavarian clothing.
Some of the strictest and most conservative Bavarians oppose this and think only the real Bavarians should wear Tracht.
But most everyone else is just happy and thinks it's fabulous that our visitors go with the spirit of the Oktoberfest and try to fit in as much as possible by wearing traditional clothing.
By the way, most of the Tracht you can buy are not the authentic traditional Bavarian clothing, but modern adaptations of it.
There's even one new style called "Landhausmode", which is much more modern and off course, it's frowned upon by traditionalists.
Anyways, wear what you like and enjoy the Oktoberfest :-)
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