Autumn in South Tyrol: Indoors and outdoors, hiking and ‘Torggelen’
Chestnuts and grapes are hanging low, rosy apples are ripening in the sun, and hiking happiness lies close by. Autumn is probably the most beautiful time for many of our guests to hike in our surroundings. As soon as the morning mist clears, the view of the Dolomites and the autumn sun touches the tops of the spruce trees in the forest, the surrounding destinations beckon you for a tour of discovery: Alpine huts with their sunny terraces, rustic taverns with their seductive smell of roasted chestnuts, the famous Keschtnweg chestnut trail with its Dolomite panorama – original autumn locations for your souvenir photo.
The origin of ‘Törggelen’
New wine and roasted chestnuts. Music plays in the traditional parlour; people are cheerful. During ‘Törggelen’ in autumn, an old South Tyrolean harvest celebration comes to life again. Just like back in the day, the winegrowers invite visitors to taste the new wine, eat Speck and chestnuts as well as all kinds of homemade treats. And our guests can be part of this special tradition during a ‘Törggele’ hike to the excellent wine taverns in the Eisack Valley.
‘Törggelen’ has its origin in the Eisack Valley. According to tradition, from October to the end of November, the wine taverns serve snack boards with Speck, smoked sausages and cheese, farmer’s dishes such as Schlutzkrapfen (a type of ravioli) and barley soup, butcher’s platter with salt meat, sauerkraut, sausages, and dumplings, topped off with roasted chestnuts and Krapfen (a sweet thin pastry).