What did the real Andreas Hofer look like?
A robber baron?
Or exactly like the last picture?
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Ask any school child in Tyrol to describe Andreas Hofer and you'll get the same answer: a bushy beard and lederhosen with suspenders. Tyroleans with full beards like EU Commissioner Franz Fischler are often stereotyped as Andreas Hofer whether they're in Vienna or a foreign country. But what if Hofer didn't look like that at all?