"Altes Handwerk Tirol" on the 2nd weekend in September in Seefeld

Every year the Seefeld merchants organize the event "Old craft Tyrol". The A&O has always been: authenticity & originality. As always, on the second weekend in September, craftsmen meet in Seefeld to maintain the old handicraft traditions and inspire visitors who look closely over the shoulder of the "old masters of their skill" at work.

For several years we have been supporting the event with demonstrations, trial mowing, advice and social presence.


Titelcollage Seefeld

Altes Handwerk Tirol

The most valuable asset of mankind lies in crafts

Every year, over 1,500 women and men (craftsmen, musicians, choirs, traditional clubs, tractor drivers and many more) design this unique festival and their traditional craftsmanship at over 100 stands - and spread across the open spaces - throughout the pedestrian zone. They come from North, South and East Tyrol as well as neighboring Salzburg, Carinthia, Vorarlberg and Bavaria.
The event - also with a large farmers' market - is very important in the Seefeld tourism year.
The organizers make a very critical selection and thus create the basis for this distinctive festival with
its very special character.

Rare professional groups show their handiwork in Seefeld's pedestrian zone

Basket weaver, saddler, violin maker, felt maker, hat maker, blacksmith, cooper, wagner, potter, scissor grinder, sign painter, fabric printer, goldsmith, notch carver, sculptor, knife and cutlery maker, gold sticker, quill pen sticker, hallmarker, lace maker, turner, carpenter, glassblower , Engravers, mask carvers, fence builders, sheep shearers and mountain pine oil burners, to name just a few. Under the motto “From grain to bread”, South Tyrolean bakers show the way of rye grain from the field to the oven. The bread dough produced on site is transformed into “Breatln, Vinschgerlen & Co ”processed and baked in a wood oven. The bread scent invites you to linger and taste. Of course, very rare and almost extinct handicrafts will be shown, such as monastery work, ... as well as handicrafts that used to be cultivated on the farms, such as churning, processing sheep's wool and flax, drilling pine wood for water pipes, and even a jigsaw assembled, scythes, wooden columns for fences and much more.
Also the way to the chapter house with its special exhibition on the subject of "everything about traditional costumes" has offered more and more insight into the almost forgotten but tangible craft.