At the Chestnut Days in October, everything revolves around the sweet chestnut, the main component of the Törggelen.
The festival borrows its name from the "Keschtnriggl", a hand-woven basket for peeling roasted chestnuts, which symbolises the Törggele Days in Lana, Foiana and Tesimo, attracting numerous visitors every autumn. The programme of the three festival weeks is extensive: The participating restaurants offer chestnut dishes, torchlight parades from castle to castle illuminate the autumn evenings, and traditional crafts and music are not to be missed.
The Chestnut Days - "Kastanientage" in German, "Festa della Castagna" in Italian - provide a good insight into the culture and customs of the region as well as the significance of the chestnut for the area, accompanied by culinary delicacies: sweet chestnut hearts, spicy chestnut beer, savoury chestnut stollen and soft chestnut bread. They take place at the best possible time. From mid-October to November, South Tyrol invites you to the traditional Törggelen, and an important part of it are the roasted chestnuts with butter at the end of the evening. The absolute highlight of the Keschtnriggl Chestnut Festival is the "Keschtnfest", the Chestnut Party.