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Traditions in Austria

Austria is a combination of pristine landscapes & imperial cities, historic towns & cutting-edge architecture, love of tradition & thirst for the new. Experience "Gemuetlichkeit": a lifestyle that celebrates the finer moments in life.

Handcraft & Traditions

Schladming Loden © Joerg Steiner / no  name Schladming Loden © Joerg Steiner / no name

Winterproof: Schladming Loden

Loden has been the high performance product of the Alpine population for centuries.
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Indigo printing in Burgenland © Sonnenland Mittelburgenland Indigo printing in Burgenland © Sonnenland Mittelburgenland

Indigo Printing Burgenland

This cherrished artform is only practiced by two printers in Burgenland; where everything is old except the design.
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Traditional block printing at the Auseerland © Eder / no  name Traditional block printing at the Auseerland © Eder / no name

Hand block printing from Aussee

Located in the Salzkammergut, with its scenic lakes, meadows and mountains. All this is reflected in the colors of its traditional costume.
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Traditional Costumes from Austria
‘Dirndl’ dresses/ aprons © Österreich Werbung /  Grieder Traditional Costumes from Austria ‘Dirndl’ dresses/ aprons © Österreich Werbung / Grieder

The essential Dirndl (and Lederhosen) guide

The Dirndl is fun, feminine and flirty. With these attributes, the Dirndl has evolved from its humble origins to a fashion superstar.
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Manufacturing of the Goisern Boot © Österreich Werbung / Peter  Rigaud Manufacturing of the Goisern Boot © Österreich Werbung / Peter Rigaud

Hand crafted Goiserer boots

It began 140 years ago in Bad Goisern (hence the name) with the invention of the first “engineered” mountain boot.
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Ferlach Gunsmiths © Ludwig Borovnik / no  name Ferlach Gunsmiths © Ludwig Borovnik / no name

Ferlach's Master Gunsmiths

Renowned for their precision, rifles made in Ferlach make the heart of every collector beat faster and are coveted by hunters all worldwide.
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Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut Lake District © Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Andreas Röbl Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut Lake District © Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Andreas Röbl

Made by Hand in Dachstein Salzkammergut

Love at first sight: anyone visiting the Salzkammergut is fascinated by its bewitching scenic beauty. Lush pastures, dense forests, and crystal-clear lakes alternate before an imposing mountain backdrop. And in between are placid towns and villages with traditional handcrafts.
 
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Girl in the Juppe in Bregenzerwald © friendship.is / Ian Ehm Girl in the Juppe in Bregenzerwald © friendship.is / Ian Ehm

Costumes of the Bregenzerwald

The traditional clothing of the women in the Bregenzerwald are based on a deep rooted folk tale.
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