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Oktoberfest 2023

From 16 September to 3 October, the Theresienwiese in Munich will once again be transformed into a lively festival area that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Oktoberfest Offer

Take part in the world's most famous beer festival, with our special Oktoberfest offer at Mandarin Oriental, Munich.

The History of Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest Today

Lederhose & Dirndl

Facts about the Lederhose

Traditional Handcrafting
The production of lederhose is an expensive handcrafting process, made from high-quality, smooth and sturdy leather. The leather is cut by hand and then carefully sewn to produce long-lasting trousers.
Origin as Workwear
Originally, lederhose were workwear for the countryside people in the alpine regions of Bavaria and Tyrol. Due to their durability and resistance to the elements, they were ideal for work in the agricultural and craft sectors.
What do you wear underneath?
Lederhose are supposed to be tight-fitting, leaving little room for underwear. Nowadays, wearing briefs is a matter of preference, but until the 1940s, the answer was to wear lederhose "without anything" underneath.

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