If you’ve always liked the costumes Fräulein Maria and the children wore in The Sound of Music
, you’ll love the Salzburger Heimatwerk in the heart of Old-Town Salzburg
, with its wide selection of truly authentic costumes. Much more intricate than what you see in the movies, and with a history dating back centuries, these dresses (Dirndl) and suits are an intrinsic part of the local culture to this day. The Heimatwerk has made it its mission to also collect and preserve knowledge on the history of local handicrafts, music, dance, and the general development of traditions handed down from generation to generation.
At the Heimatwerk browse old catalogues, buy gifts such as traditional ceramics, unique Christmas ornaments, hand-woven fabrics, and collector’s items. At the store’s workshop, order your own folk costume … all hand-made and custom–tailored, of course. The Salzburger Heimatwerk is also the organizer of the “Salzburg Advent Singing”, one of the most important cultural events of its kind in the entire Alpine region. Special exhibitions, changing from season to season, are also well worth a visit.