Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tyrolean Craft Fair Seefeld in Tirol - 2013

Yesterday I went to the Tyrolean Craft Fair, which started that morning and is all weekend long. The Seefeld Retail trade is organising this event for the 16th time and in Tirol they call it: "Altes Handwerk Tirol". The fair is set up all over the pedestrian Zone of Seefeld, many stands,  over 100 stands, where they sell but as well demonstrate their work.

Barrel maker at work at the Tyrolean Crafts Fair in Seefeld in Tirol

As the weather was great, Seefeld was already a 'hustle and bustle'. Many people from all around, were  enjoying the atmosphere of this event

 The pedestrian zone in Seefeld


Blacksmith Artwork

A large variety of craftsmen, all come together in Seefeld from different regions of Austria but as well some from the neighboring countries as Germany and Italy (SüdTirol) to show their tradition and culture. You will find crafts like:

Blacksmith Artwork

  • blacksmiths
  • hand weavers
  • barrel makers
  • potters
  • bakers
  • violin maker
  • wood carvers
  • weavers 

The Craftsman are all chosen very carefully to make this an unforgettable event with a special character. This is one of it's kind in the whole Alps area.

Basket maker

Fresh bread

Meters of "Strudels"

Fruit Schnaps

Further musician were playing their "folks music" spread over in different areas of the Seefeld pedestrian zone. Every musicians are dressed in their traditional "Tracht", and is playing their own style. Many different musical instruments to be seen and to be heard...

And for the little ones, there is the "Carrousel", all going around, playing music as well. What a great atmosphere is here. Many people are sitting around at the village square or strolling the markets but as well many people enjoying a drink or a Strudel at one of the many café's and restaurants.

Carrousel in the village centre of Seefeld in Tirol during the Crafts Fair

Below you'll see some videos taken from different Craftsman, I hope you enjoy them...

Basket makers

Barrel Maker 
From the oven into the bottle
Special Papers made from hay and even vegetables

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