Historic Black Forest costumes from today’s Titisee-Neustadt.

Historic, Black Forest, costumes, Titisee-Neustadt, Germany,
Black Forest women from the Neustadt district, 1896.

Black Forest women from the Titisee-Neustadt district.

Titisee-Neustadt, popularly known as the Forest Town (especially the Neustadt district), is a town in the southwest of the state of Baden-Württemberg in the administrative district of Freiburg im Breisgau. Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in the southwest of Germany, bordering France and Switzerland.

Source: Living Baden folk costumes 1896. Folk costume association Fribourg. Photographer: Conrad Ruf. Dedication edition for Grand Duchess Luise of Baden.

Princess Luise of Prussia, VA (1838-1923 full name Princess Luise Marie Elisabeth of Prussia) was a member of the House of Hohenzollern and by marriage Grand Duchess of Baden. Like her sister-in-law, the British Princess and German Empress Victoria, Luise of Prussia was considered an opponent of Imperial Chancellor Bismarck. Princess Luise was the only daughter of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, later German Emperor Wilhelm I (1797-1888), and his wife Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811-1890), the second daughter of Grand Duke Carl Friedrich and the Russian Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna Romanova. Her paternal grandparents were the Prussian King Frederick William III and his wife Princess Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. In 1859, Grand Duchess Luise founded the first Baden Women’s Association in Karlsruhe, the forerunner of the Red Cross Sisterhood. In 1917, the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Karlsruhe awarded her an honorary doctorate. In her honour on her 58th birthday in 1896, the people of Mannheim donated the newly created large park to her and have called it Luisenpark ever since. Today it is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe.

Note:  Traditional German folk costumes from around Ulm, Baden Wurttemberg.

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