Traditional Dress & Customs

Living Customs

The traditions and customs of the Isarwinkel are deeply rooted and influenced by religion. The wearing of Tracht, the traditional local costume is fairly common. On Sundays, people attend church im guad´n Gwand (in their Sunday finest), fully regaled in traditional costume as they do on Corpus Christi, Assumption Day, Saint Leonhard’s or parish fair day. Traditional costumes of this region dating back to the 18th century can be seen in the local history museum, Heimatmuseum Lenggries and in the historical meeting room of the City Hall.


Societies for the Preservation of Traditional Costume

There are two Trachtenvereine, societies for the preservation of traditional costume in Lenggries: the Trachtenerhaltungsverein Stamm and the Trachtenverein Hirschbachtaler.

These two societies are quite distinct in terms of the traditional dress they wear:
Male members of the original Stamm-Trachtlern wear Lederhosen, dark gray running to blue Joppe (jacket) and similarly colored socks. Women wear dark red Tracht dresses with a black Mieder (bodice) topped by a white apron. The Hirschbachtalern men and boys wear a dark Joppe green wool jacket and white socks. Green is the color of the Tracht worn by women.


Music in Lenggries

The people of Lenggries are very musical with many music and vocal groups in the area. Our brass band is renowned far beyond Lenggries. You will find them displaying their musical talents every week in the Lenggries Musik Pavilion.

Whether at Hoagascht concerts, at mountain cabin and dance festivals, our musicians and singers provide our guests with an outstanding performance in the midst of a genuine Bavarian atmosphere.


Farms in Lenggries

Tracht and singing are not the only cultural attraction in Lenggries, the town abounds in stately farms and homes with richly decorated timberwork, geranium-filled balconies and enormous stables. Some farm houses are over 400 years old and are protected cultural monuments.