© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Simone and Siria try some Farmer’s Doughnut

Mulled wine, farmer’s doughnuts and bread: Culinary Christmas delights

The Salzkammergut from its tasty side

Most visitors connect mulled wine and tasty delicacies with a Christmas market. And they are right! As a Christmas market without the sweet smell of roasted almonds and gingerbread would only be half as nice. "Bambini con la Valigia" also found this when they visited SalzburgerLand before Christmas and tasted their way through the markets.

There are things that you look forward to all year. The pre-Christmas period is just such a thing for Fabio and Giulia of “Bambini con la Valigia”, although this is in their opinion more contemplative in Austria than in Italy. “In our homeland, traditions are not so deeply rooted as here. Our Christmas market is very touristy. The Christmas markets here are very authentic”, enthuses Giulia while she strolls with Fabio and their two kids through the Lake Wolfgang Advent.

Bambini con la Valigia in Salzkammergut

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Taste trails at the Christmas markets

The culinary specialities in the Salzkammergut region have especially impressed these Italians. Delicacies such as farmer’s doughnuts, farmer’s bread or a soup bowl, so a soup served in a hollowed out loaf of bread, were tasted here by the family for the first time. The family was thrilled with the diverse selection of dishes and very delicious tastes on offer at the markets:

It’s also great to try out the many typical dishes here at Christmas time. The style and way to live the run-up to Christmas, is not the same as we are used to at home. It’s beautiful to see here, because it’s so genuine! – Giulia

Tasty Farmer’s Doughnut

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Warm Mouthfuls

Anyone planning a day at the Christmas market need not go hungry. Many local delicacies are offered in the Salzkammergut region, which do not exist in this form during the rest of the year. Hot mulled wine and punch stands, roasted almonds, warm chestnuts and farmer’s breads are just a part of the diverse culinary delights at the Lake Wolfgang Advent. The selection of drinks is also impressively large. Aside from the popular mulled wine and punch, the stands also offer non-alcoholic hot drinks, such as children’s punch. Simone and Siria especially liked the children’s Orange Punch, while Fabio and Giulia warmed themselves with a hot apple cider.

Gingerbread at the Christmas market

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