Keschtnriggl Keschtnfest
Keschtnriggl Keschtnfest

Keschtnriggl Chestnut Festival

At the Chestnut Days in October, everything revolves around the sweet chestnut, the main component of the Törggelen

The Chestnut 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 two 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 or Kastanientage provide a good insight into the culture and customs of the region as well as the significance of the sweet chestnuts for the area, accompanied by culinary delicacies: sweet chestnut hearts, spicy chestnut beer, savoury chestnut stollen and soft chestnut bread. Tesimo has, by the way, its own chestnuts, called "Tisner Kescht" in local dialect. The event takes 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 festival is the "Keschtnfest", the Chestnut Party.

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