Törggelen in Laion

Chestnuts, wine and hearty, substantial farmhouse cooking - these are the main actors of the fifth season of the Laion year - Törggelen time. This goes along with rustic local taverns, a landscape dressed in brilliant colours and one or two pleasant ambles over gentle vineyard slopes and through age-old chestnut groves. So, off you go to Laion for the “Törggelen” to get acquainted with something of South Tyrolean tradition.

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It’s all about hiking and food ...

It’s autumn. The sky is a brilliant blue. Coloured leaves rustle underfoot. We’re off on a “Törggelen” walk. There are several of these in Laion and its surroundings. Today, we’re hiking along the Walther v.d. Vogelweide circular trail, starting at the village square in Laion and following the “Walther v.d. Vogelweide” markings until we get to Albions. From there we stroll further to Novale di Laion and drop into one of the local taverns and “Törggelen” establishments

We will be treated to true culinary artworks here: delicious barley soup to start, followed by a trio of stuffed pasta, the „ Schlutzkrapfen”, cheese and spinach dumplings (whoever wants can then order a plate of “Schlutzkrapfen” or a round of dumplings). Actually, we’re already stuffed - actually - but next comes the meat platter filled with homemade sausages,  spare ribs, salted meat, cabbage and potatoes. We just can’t resist that and tuck in properly. Of course, there’s wines to drink, the “Nuien”, the new wine, that is actually the main attraction of the tavern and is the main business of every tavern. It doesn’t stop with one glass but, no matter, we’ve certainly provided the appropriate lining for this and anyway we came here on foot.

And, as though that was not already more than enough, the host brings along dessert, roasted chestnuts, wonderfully aromatic doughnuts and the  sweet must wine.
Now we’re glad that we can hike home to Laion from Novale di Laion along the No. 35 trail and past the Vogelweider Hof, the alleged birthplace of Walther v.d. Vogelweide. You could just as easily roll us home ...

Other “Törggelen” hikes in Laion:
Laion - Gornegg - Novale di Laion - Laion
Length: 4.8 km, elevation gain 370 metres, walking time 3 h

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Chestnuts - Laion

“Törggelen” establishments:
Buchfelderhof: Tel. +39 0471 655841
Buchnerhof: Tel. +39 0471 655829
Oberfinserhof: Tel. +39 0471 654398
Pedratsch: Tel. +39 0471 654020
Putzerhof: Tel. +39 0471 655785
Troglerhof: Tel. +39 0471 654180
Unterfinserhof: Tel. +39 0471 654385