The 10 Culinary Pathways

On the trail of Salzburg's cuisine

What exactly is the Via Culinaria? Hiding behind the name is a culinary journey through SalzburgerLand. There are 330 extraordinary ‘taste addresses’ to discover across ten themed pleasure pathways.

For special gourmets there is, for example, the Culinary Pathway for Gourmets. With its 44 taste addresses from Hallwang via Werfen, Mauterndorf, onto Zell am See and back to the City of Salzburg there are excellent, award-winning restaurants and guest houses, each one better than the other. A journey of discovery for connoisseurs!

The Culinary Pathway for Fish Fans is located around and focussed on the lakes of Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee and the Salzburg Lake District. It’s really no wonder, as the lakes have drinking water quality and so the best fish thrive here for an incomparable taste. The Zeller Lake also offers the best conditions. The clear streams and rivers of SalzburgerLand are also full of native fish species. For the best trout, char and whitefish delicacies, follow the Culinary Pathway for Fish Fans.

In comparison, on the Culinary Pathway for Meat Eaters delicious meat dishes like Pongauer meat fritters, braised beef roulade or Tennengau mountain lamb are waiting. The close cooperation between chefs and farmers is considered self-evident in SalzburgerLand, and one can just taste that.

On the Alpine pastures, around the farmhouses and in the monastery gardens all kinds of healing and equally delicious herbs thrive. Whoever makes a stop on the Culinary Pathway for Herb Lovers and visits one of these addresses, will experience all sorts of interesting facts about these all-rounders.

In terms of organic produce, SalzburgerLand assumes a real leading role as around half of the agricultural areas are sustainably managed. The organic farmers, producers and hosts have committed themselves to the task of harmonising nature-oriented trading and excellent pleasure. 19 pleasure locations along the Culinary Pathway for Organic Connoisseurs invite you for delicious organic experiences.

True cheese connoisseurs will enjoy their utmost pleasure on this route. Each of the nineteen addresses along the path is known for its exceptional cheese creations. When the milk comes fresh from the Alpine pasture and the cheese has enough time to mature, you can taste it with every bite. Here there is the Culinary Pathway for Cheese Freaks.

Those who want to meet a real beer brewer or take a look over the shoulders of a Schnapps distiller are well catered for in the breweries and distilleries of SalzburgerLand. Twenty-eight creative spirits working with beer and hard liquor invite you to marvel and enjoy on the the Culinary Pathway for Beer and Schnapps Aficionados.

What would the perfect menu be without a sweet dessert? The Prince Archbishops were already of this opinion and well known as real sweet tooths. From those times originate the Salzburger Nockerl and the real Salzburg Mozart Balls are still enjoyed by the people of Salzburg today. There is nothing as good as the Culinary Pathway for Sweet Tooth.

It is no secret that high above the valleys of SalzburgerLand, more than 100 Alpine huts are still actively managed. In summer, they invite you to rest with a ploughman’s lunch and a summit panorama. During the winter months, it’s the ski huts that provide tasty meals. The stop-off tips on the Culinary Pathway for Hut Lovers are naturally located up very high.

New culinary pathway for “Salzburg’s inn culture”

 Rustic parlours in which you will find not only fantastic dining, but also celebrations, friendly get-togethers, down-to-earth cuisine, and a cosy relaxed atmosphere. All of this makes up SalzburgerLand’s inn culture. It’s impossible to imagine life for the locals without the inn, and this form of establishment is also highly appreciated by guests. It was high time that traditional inns were granted their own culinary pathway within the Via Culinaria. There are a total of twenty-seven addresses, including the “Wirt am Gries” in St. Gilgen, which is now in the second generation of the Tritscher family. Particularly noteworthy is the St. Peter Stiftskulinarium in Salzburg, Europe’s oldest restaurant.

Larger, more diverse and more extensive than ever, the 7th Edition of the Via Culinaria Guide presents nine Taste Trails and 330 “tasty addresses” in SalzburgerLand

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