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Traditional Tyrolean handcrafts festival
This year once again, for the 22nd time, Seefeld’s business community is organising the “Altes Handwerk Tirol” event, a festival of traditional Tyrolean handcrafts. The guiding principle behind the event has remained the same since its very beginning, namely “Authenticity & Originality”. As usual, on the second weekend in September, craftsmen and women dedicated to keeping alive their traditional skills will convene in Seefeld and enthral visitors by giving them the chance to watch the “old masters of their craft” at work. Preparations for the event, which have been going on for the last six months, are now in the final stage and there’s one thing we can promise already – it’s set to be a unique event that visitors will remember for a long time to come! Never before has the festival had so many performers in traditional costume as this year (over 800 have confirmed their participation).
In craftsmanship lies mankind’s most valuable commodity
This year, throughout the entire pedestrian zone, more than 1,500 men and women (craftspeople, musicians, choirs, traditional costume associations, tractor drivers and many more besides) will ensure a festival to remember by demonstrating their traditional handcraft skills at over 100 stands and in the many outdoor presentation areas. They come from North, South and East Tyrol, and from the neighbouring regions of Bavaria. This event holds a high status Seefeld’s calendar of tourist attractions. The organisers are very selective in their choice of participants in order to ensure a unique festival with a truly distinctive character.
It’s not possible to imagine our events calendar without the Traditional Handicrafts Festival – a day when the old traditions are experienced and celebrated. We already met up with two master craftsmen who gave us a look at what we can expect from the weekend.