The best tips for Törggelen . by Holiday apartment Fiss


This is how we at the Fiss vacation apartment celebrate . Appartement Serfaus Fiss Ladis the popular Tyrolean custom of “Törggelen”!

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and nature is showing off its magnificent play of colors – autumn has arrived. After the hot summer days, we now feel an increasing desire for hearty, savory dishes – and the autumn months have some culinary delights in store for gourmets.


Where does the custom of Törggelen come from?

The custom of “Törggelen” is particularly popular in Tyrol – and also here in the Upper Court. Today it is understood as a cozy get-together with friends and family. This includes a communal meal with traditional dishes, wine and chestnuts. The custom of “Törggelen” has its origins in South Tyrol, where farmers and wine merchants would taste the new young wine together in the wine press room and then round off the evening in the farmhouse parlor with a meal in good company. The word “Törggelen” is derived from the “Torggel”, the wine press. The Latin “torquere” means “to press”.

Today we at the Sonnenterrasse Fiss can give you a few suggestions for a cozy Törggele evening with typical traditional dishes.


The traditional menu:

  1. The starter: Tyrolean barley soup

This is very easy to prepare. The longer it cooks, the creamier it becomes. Traditionally, rolled ham is cooked with the soup and a little of this cured meat is also served in the soup. As this starter is very sumptuous and the Törggele menu includes several other courses, a pumpkin soup is often offered instead of the Gerst’l soup.

  1. The main course: Tyrolean meat platter

Crispy roast pork, smoked meat, sausages, fried potatoes, bread dumplings and sauerkraut are now on the menu.

  1. The dessert: Sweet doughnuts

The “siaß’n Krapfl’n” are a special delicacy! Traditionally, the doughnuts are prepared with a mixture of poppy seeds and dried pears, the so-called “Kletzen filling”, and then baked in plenty of fat. Also popular are doughnuts with powidl and cranberry filling! Sometimes a baked apple is served as an alternative to these sumptuous doughnuts!

At an advanced hour and after a certain digestion time, roasted chestnuts are served! The perfect accompaniment is a mug of mulled wine!

We can give you a few tips on roasting chestnuts and reveal our very best recipe for mulled wine!


This is how the chestnuts turn out:


  • Carefully cut into the belly of the chestnuts. Be careful not to damage the fruit underneath, otherwise the chestnuts will be difficult to peel.
  • Preheat the oven to around 240° C with top/bottom heat and place the chestnuts on a baking tray in the hot oven.
  • The roasting time is about 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the chestnuts occasionally with a baking shovel so that they do not get black burn marks. When the skin of the chestnuts is nicely cracked and the chestnuts are golden brown, they are ready to roast. The delicious aroma is already wafting towards you!
  • Leave the chestnuts wrapped in a damp cloth for a few minutes to make them even easier to peel!



The mulled wine

Our favorite recipe to recreate

Making a delicious mulled wine at home is easy with this recipe! As is so often the case, the preparation of mulled wine also depends on the seasoning of the various ingredients.


The classic mulled wine recipe:


  • 1 bottle of dry red wine
  • Peel of an orange
  • Juice of one orange
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 tbsp raw cane sugar or honey
  • Optional: cardamom, vanilla pod


For preparation:

The red wine is heated, but not boiled, as otherwise the alcohol evaporates and undesirable substances are released! Then add the other ingredients and heat through. Then remove the mulled wine from the heat and leave to infuse for about an hour. Reheat briefly before serving and pour through a sieve to filter out the spices. Pour into mugs of mulled wine or cups and enjoy with friends!


We at Appartementhaus Sonnenterrasse, your vacation apartment in Fiss, wish you lots of fun trying out our recipes and an atmospheric Törggele evening in good company!


Source: uur own kitchen

About the author: Sabine Egger

Sabine ist Content Creator vom Appartement Haus Sonnenterrasse in Fiss. Sie informiert euch über Neuigkeiten der Region Serfaus Fiss Ladis, leckere Rezepte aus Tirol und wertvolle Tipps rund ums Skifahren und Wandern.