The museum for Mode und Tracht (fashion and national costume) is the only one in the Saarland which concerns itself with the clothing and dressing habits of our ancestors. Around 200 exhibits are on show.
The clothes and national costumes with the corresponding lingerie and accessories originate from the years 1845 to 1920. On display are festive clothes, everyday clothes, work clothes, children’s clothes as well as uniforms and miners work wear. Embroidered and decorated hats and caps as well as helmets document a piece of lifestyle from these years. According to the dress code of the 19th century, a married woman was no longer allowed to wear white clothing. As a result, and due to financial reasons, a black wedding dress was chosen which was worn with a white veil. Only women from well-off families married in white. These wedding dresses can also be admired in the museum. “Tracht”, or national costume, as a form of peasant and rural clothing from our region between the years 1750 and 1850, can also be seen.
The museum is largely based on two collections: one from Hermann Keuth, who ran the local history museum in Saarbrücken before the 2nd World War, and one from Pelser-Berensberg, who collected exhibition pieces from the regions of Trier, Saargau and Hochwald.
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