Want to celebrate Munich's Oktoberfest in style? Then get yourself a Bavarian dress called Dirndl; and if you got a guy, drag him along and outfit him in a pair of Lederhosen.
Styles and prices of these "Trachten" (traditional Bavarian costumes) vary widely; you can get a sassy, short vintage Dirndl for 50 Euros or a richly embroidered custom-made dress for a couple of hundred Euros.
Either way, it's a fun way to be part of the festivities, and Munich is the best place to go shopping for your outfit.
Have a look at this selection of recommended Munich shops to find your perfect Oktoberfest outfit.
For over 60 years, the specialty shop Angermaier has been selling traditional Bavarian costumes in fine quality, from Dirndl and Lederhosen, to accessoires, and shoes. During Oktoberfest, Angermaier offers a "Wiesn-Special" - a Dirndl set, complete with dress, shoes, scarf, and apron (around 129 Euro), or a Lederhosen combo, consisting of short leather pants, shirt, and shoes (for around 200 Euros).
Rosental 10, 80331 Munich; Phone: +49 89 23 00 01 99
Landsberger Straße 101-103, 80339 Munich, Phone: +49 89 50 16 77
Mo-Fri, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Loden-Frey, one of Munich's top city center department stores, offers an extensive selection of Dirndl and Lederhosen, from exclusive designer brands to more basic outfits. The high quality at Loden-Frey has its price – but you can get great deals if you head to the Loden-Frey outlet store outside of Munich's city center.
Loden Frey Department Store, Maffeistrasse 7, 80333 Munich; Phone: +49 89 210390
Loden Frey Outlet Store, Triebstraße 36-38, 80993 Munich; Phone: +49 89 1490 080
Mo-Sa, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wiesn Tracht und Mehr has three stores in Munich's city center, selling new and second hand Dirndl and Lederhosen to a mostly young crowd.
Besides traditional costumes, you'll also find here short Dirndls in bright colors and modern patterns. Both new and vintage costumes are very affordable, and you can get your complete Oktoberfest outfit (dress, blouse, apron) for less than 100 Euros.
Tal 19, 80331 Munich
Rosenstr. 4, 80331 Munich
Hohenzollernstraße 7, 80801 Munich
Mo-Sa, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
If you are serious about your Dirndl (and are willing to shell out a bit more), check out the specialty store Trachten Peterandl. Here, you find custom made high quality dresses with traditional embroideries. The staff is passionate about Dirndls and very knowledgeable.
Lindwurmstr. 15, 80337 Munich; Phone: +49 89 2654 54
Opening Hours: Mo-Fri, 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sat 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Kleidermarkt is one of the biggest second hand stores in Munich. On three floors, you can browse through a great selection of affordable vintage Dirndls and accessories. Make sure to come here for "Happy Hour": On Tuesdays, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., you get 30 % off your treasures.
Im Tal 30, 80331 Munich, Phone: +49 89 228 80868
Mo - Sat, 10.00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.