When: July 30-August 1
Where: Windischgarsten, Austria
Cost: Free

Ever get the urge to don a pair of leather shorts, down some beers and generally let loose?

Ever lusted over a pot-bellied man in leather dungarees? Intrigued by the thought of an Alpine leather shorts party?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes then fear not – you’re not alone (although you are weird). Head to the Alpine village of Windischgarsten in Austria for the Lederhosen Festival and join thousands of kindred, leather-clad sprits in this annual summer feast.

If you seem to have misplaced your lederhosen, then just enjoy a beer, listen to the oompah bands and find out who’ll be crowned Miss Lederhose.

The sartorial event takes place around a massive market fair and forms part of the wider Windischgarstner Summer of Culture.

Prizes are awarded for the largest group in lederhosen, the most original pair and, in a bid to convert the young, for children in lederhosen.

The nearest airport to Windischgarsten served from Malta is Vienna; fly there direct withAir Malta.

For more information, visit http://llederhosentreffen.at .

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