“Tracht,” Austria’s traditional dress, is an important part of local culture. The Dirndl and Lederhosen of Salzburg, for example, have been part of the region’s history for centuries and are unique in style and folklore to the Alpine area. If you want to find out more about the colorful skirts and ornate bodices, or even see them in action, there are several great options around Salzburg. A wonderful experience would be to participate in one of the many traditional feasts and holidays that take place year round. The raising of the May-pole is one occasion where locals dress up in their finest Tracht and celebrate their heritage. If you really want a deeper look into the history and specifics of Dirndl and Lederhosen, visit the Gössl Gwandhaus right by Salzburg City, which is a museum by one of Austria’s largest Tracht producer.