Love of craftsmanship means making it visible and learnable.

Providing educational opportunities is one of the important tasks of the Centre for Traditional Costume of the District of Upper Bavaria. The focus here is on preserving and passing on traditional craftsmanship and its many techniques.

Theory & practice

Our educational offers include seminars, exhibitions and lectures. The seminar programme combines the transfer of scientific knowledge with numerous practical offers for learning traditional techniques in the field of traditional craftsmanship: from lighter to more sophisticated embroidery, embellishments and weaving to the making of accessories and the production of individual workpieces according to historical models. Guided by experts in their field, the programme is aimed at anyone who likes to lend a hand themselves or would like to further their education for professional reasons.

Until further notice, our course programme will be held in German. As it is very practically designed, there is nothing to prevent participation with little knowledge of German.
For information on current seminars, please get in touch with our office.

Advisory service

Our advisory services are aimed at private individuals, professionals and institutions. From enquiries about the future whereabouts of a collection that has been lovingly assembled for 30 years, to questions about how to save a traditional costume association that is about to be dissolved. The above examples illustrate the wide spectrum of enquiries that reach us.


The district of Upper Bavaria and with it its Centre for Traditional Costume considers inclusion to be an important social mission. In 2017, in conjunction with the “Zamma” cultural festival, a neck scarf edition was produced as part of the Centre for Traditional Costume's inclusion campaign. We plan further such initiatives to promote inclusion and participation.

The scene from a quill stitching workshop at the Centre for Traditional Costume shows various people sitting at a wooden table on which pieces of leather and templates for embroidering monograms are spread out.
Handicraft for all: Learning and trying out together is the motto of our quill embroidery courses for beginners and advanced participants
(Photography Peter Nitsch)
The photograph shows hands holding a brown leather belt and two ornate brass buckles.
Closeup view of a leather belt and two ornate brass buckles
(Photography Peter Nitsch)
The photo shows two men's shins adorned with grey woollen socks (so-called "Loferln"). The socks are embroidered with yellow thread in scrollwork. Black Haferl shoes are worn with them.
Hand-knitted "Loferln" (mid-shin wool leg warmer): one of many examples of traditional craftsmanship (Photography Peter Nitsch)
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