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How to dress to impress at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a party, after all; therefore people will dress for the occasion.  It may seem those traditional Alpine outfits are likely just a stereotype, but people do take their Oktoberfest garb very seriously.  Here’s our speedy guide to Oktoberfest fashion. Let’s begin with the basics The traditional outfits, in general, are called “Tracht,” the word used to describe all sorts of typical garments in German-speaking countries, but in particular of Bavarian, South Tyrolian, and Austrian ones. Depending on the region and social status, both accessories and garment quality will vary.  Hence, it’s not surprising to stumble upon shops in Germany and Austria carrying these pieces of clothing prices several hundred (and sometimes thousands) of euros! In the Okto...