Törggelen

South Tyrolean speck, dumplings and much more can be tasted on a funny Törggele evening.

“Törggelen” is a centuries-old South Tyrolean tradition. Originally, the term Törggelen comes from the Latin word “torquere” and means wind, press and turn. This refers to the pressing of the must after the grape harvest, which was the procedure for wine making years ago. After the harvest the South Tyroleans walked from one winegrower to the next to taste the young wine, the “Nuier” how it is still called today.

Part of this traditional way of celebrating the young wine is a long walk throughout the unique autumnal landscape prior to tasting the culinary delights. Thirsty and hungry you then reach the inn, where the young wine and typical local specialities like chestnuts, speck or sausage are tasted.

The Törggelen takes place when the days are slowly getting shorter again– from about October to the middle of November.

What could be nicer than an autumnal walk through the colourful landscape with such delicious specialities to eat and drink as a reward!

  1. Sweet Chestnuts

    Sweet Chestnuts

    The sweet fruit was once considered worthless. Today, sweet chestnuts are very…
  2. Grape must and new wine

    Grape must and new wine

    Wine itself plays an important role in South Tyrol – so tastings of the “Nuier” are…
  3. Meals

    Meals

    Hiking and feasting are perfect for autumn! The Törggele tradition in South Tyrol…
  4. Chestnut Trails

    Chestnut Trails

    In autumn, the forests of South Tyrol are full of sweet chestnuts. There are some…
  5. Törggele Areas

    Törggele Areas

    The custom of the Törggelen is a typical appearance in South Tyrol. Wherever wine…
  6. Törggele Events

    Törggele Events

    Great offers of the innkeepers are not rare in the Törggele period. But the sweet…
  7. Törggele Locations

    Törggele Locations

    They often open their gates only in autumn, when hikers and gourmets stop off for…

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Gassenhof
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    Hotel Gassenhof

  2. Naturhotel Rainer
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    Naturhotel Rainer

  3. Alpenpalace
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    Alpenpalace

  4. Hotel Golserhof
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    Hotel Golserhof

  5. Hotel Schneeberg
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    Hotel Schneeberg

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