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Cuisine in East Tyrol

What does East Tyrol actually taste like? How do things actually taste in East Tyrol? These questions undoubtedly go together, since a region like East Tyrol, which attracts visitors from near and far due to its authenticity, unspoilt natural landscapes and variety of sports and cultural activities, just cannot taste like any other region. East Tyrol is different – more original, more delicious. The cuisine in the region is far from just traditional. East Tyrol’s own culinary roots are creatively dealt with, which is why things taste like they do here – very special. 

The range is impressive. Considering the question of how East Tyrol really tastes, you might for instance think of a traditional, hearty snack. ‘Finger food’ East Tyrol style. What about a good slice of bacon, a ‘Hauswürstel’ and some characteristic, dark East Tyrolean farmhouse bread? Anyone spending several days in East Tyrol shouldn’t miss out on ‘Schlipfkrapfen’ - often enjoyed at lunch-time in East Tyrol. Followed by a good shot of schnapps, first and foremost a ‘Pregler’ –your culinary enjoyment is perfect and very well-rounded. The fantastic thing about East Tyrol, from snacks through to a ‘Hauben’-awarded inn, you’ll find almost everything here. 

All these culinary specialities and features are united in the fact that they feature produce which is of the highest quality and which for the most part is from local agricultural produce too. So you see, East Tyrol has much more than ‘just’ mountains to offer. It is not just the highest summits which line up one after another here, the best chefs have clearly found a home here in East Tyrol. 12 restaurants awarded by Gault Millau are located in East Tyrol. Together they have a whopping 16 Hauben – proof of the quality of the regional cuisine, which you just have to sample during a stay in East Tyrol. 

Hauben-awarded restaurants in East Tyrol

Gault Millau: Browse through this list of all Hauben-awarded restaurants in East Tyrol.

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Osttirol de luxe

Après Ski in the sunny city Lienz.

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East Tyrolean breakfast

Start your day with an excellent East Tyrolean breakfast with delicious items from our domestic producers.

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"Genusswirte" in East Tyrol

Their focus lies in the "East Tyrolean mountain lamb" and the "East Tyrolean potato".

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East Tyrol’s pleasure routes

Off we go! Take a culinary journey through East Tyrol.

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East Tyrol's pleasure region

"East Tyrolean mountain lamb" and "East Tyrolean potato" - East Tyrolean's top products.

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East Tyrol "Pregler"

High-proof "Pregler" from the region: East Tyrolean's "Pregler" -  a premium fruity brandy from East Tyrol.

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Tyrolean ‘Wirtshaus’ culture

5 gastronomies in East Tyrol are part of this East Tyrolean culture. They take the visitors on a pleasant journey. 

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Nationalpark at its best

Enjoy East Tyroleans cuisine with its delicious and varied specialities in the midst of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern.

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Nationalpark products

Certified products of our Nationalparkregion.

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East Tyrolean's recipe tips

Traditional recipes from East Tyrol.

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All gastronomies

Find all East Tyrolean gastronomies here.

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Dolomiti Nordic Ski

3-7 nights with cross country ticket Dolomiti Nordic Ski.

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SkiHit Osttirol

7 nights and 6-day ski pass "Skihit Osttirol"

starting at € 434,- per person

4th Icefestival East Tyrol

Many competitions, lectures and workshops.


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Dolomitenlauf 2020

World´s best country cross skiert at the international Dolomitenlauf.

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