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Historical merchant costume, Wangen, 1810


The historical group mostly shows traditional folk and figure dances which they study under the guidance of their lead dancer Karl Bentele.

If you want to contact him send a mail at vortaenzer(at)

The members of the historical group wearing the old Wangener merchant costume out of the 1810's.

The formerly free imperial city Wangen was prosperous, based on trade and commerce, so their wealthy citizens could afford rich clothing to show off in public.
For example the silver buttons on the mens vest allow a direct conclusion to the filling off their wallet.

Since 2008 exists a historical youth costume, which was brought to live by Brigitte Kobel - thanks to the Volksbank for their financial aid.