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Culinary delights in Ausseerland Salzkammergut

If you haven't already fallen in love with nature in Ausseerland-Salzkammergut at first sight, you will at the latest when it comes to eating and drinking. Between Altaussee and Tauplitz, the restaurateurs know that love goes through the stomach. They spoil their guests with regional delicacies and locally produced products.

Restaurants, huts and cafés in Ausseerland

If freshly cooked dishes are served in front of a magnificent view of the lakes and the Styrian mountains, then the moment of pleasure in Ausseerland is perfect.

Culinary specialties from Ausseerland

Ausseerland is Austria's geographical and culinary center at the same time. Fresh fish such as tender Arctic char - a culinary natural treasure - is fished from the magnificent lakes.

Speaking of fish, passionate cooks can also have the lake inhabitants from Ausseerland delivered directly to their homes and prepare them themselves. You can choose from fresh fish like char or smoked delicacies like Reinanke.

At the weekly markets, visitors experience a true pleasure trip through fresh fruit and vegetables as well as locally produced specialties such as pestos, dairy products as well as wine and schnapps.

The people of Aussee prove that culinary delights and tradition go hand in hand with their gingerbread. The dessert has been baked in Ausseerland using local craftsmanship since as early as 1584.

And for the perfect seasoning, nothing more is needed than pure rock salt from the Altaussee Salt World. 

Fischessen | © Murboden

Fisch specialities & good home cooking

Grundlsee
01 Mar. - 16 Oct. 2025
from 12:00 o'clock
The rustic Gasthof Murboden is located directly on the lake in the district of Schachen near Gößl. The Murboden team...
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MaxGourmet | © Max Hentschel

Freshly smoked char

Grundlsee
06 May. - 14 Oct. 2022
from 18:00 o'clock
Every Friday from 06:00 pm Restaurant Max`s spoils its guests with freshly smoked char and a small evening...
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Fledermausgrillen1 | © Auszeit-Christoph Prüller

Fledermaus grillen am Lagerfeuer

Tauplitz
01 Jul. - 02 Sep. 2022
from 18:00 o'clock
Bat barbecue around the campfire.
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Gasthof Berndl, Altaussee, Aufgedeckt | © Stephanie Bor

Altaussee Arctic char

Altaussee
20 Aug. 2022
from 11:30 o'clock
Arctic char from Lake Altaussee and regional specialties are excellently prepared in the kitchen.
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Culinary travel through the Ausseerland region

Even a first glance at the Genussland map stimulates the palate. On closer inspection, gourmets will find addresses of regional producers, gourmet stores and much more.

Enjoyment in Aussee - Recipe ideas from Ausseerland

Whether to get in the mood for an upcoming trip to the Ausseerland or to recall the beautiful moments from the past vacation - with these recipes you can easily bring the pleasure of the Ausseerland home.

The Zottler - a warming pleasure

A typical drink from the Ausseerland is the Zottler. Especially in the cold season, the hot drink warms from the inside and even cold hands thaw again. The optimal warmer after skiing, cross-country skiing, sledding or other winter sports .

Ingredients:

  • 1 mug of black tea
  • 2 cl milk
  • 2 cl rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

And this is how it works: Pour classic black tea. Wait a short time and then add milk and rum. After the infusion time, refine the Zottler with vanilla sugar.

Special tip: Try the Zottler with a shot of egg liqueur! The individual ingredients can be changed in quantity as needed.

snowballs - sweet temptation in winter

The little snowballs make you want to enjoy winter freshness in Ausseerland-Salzkammergut and are perfect for a cozy Advent evening.

Ingredients:

  • -280 g very soft butter
  • 350 g flour
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 2 packets vanilla sugar
  • 1 package vanilla pudding powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling
     

Here's how it works: To start, mix the flour with the baking powder. Add butter, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar and pudding powder and knead into a dough. Then form small balls and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees Celsius (convection oven) for about 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle the snowballs with sifted sugar while they are still warm.

Beigelzeit - traditionally fasting

In Ausseerland, customs are lived and celebrated with passion. Right after carnival and the traditional carnival parades, Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. A typical Lenten food from Ausseerland is the Beigel, a salty, ring-shaped pretzel pastry.

Ingredients:

  • 380 g wheat flour type 700
  • 120 g rye flour
  • 1 package of dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon caraway
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 375 ml lukewarm water
     

Here's how it works: mix all the dry ingredients, add oil and water, knead well and form beigel. Put the beigel in boiling salted water until they come to the surface. Then place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 200 to 210 degrees Celsius (top and bottom heat) for 20 to 25 minutes. Immediately after baking, brush with water and salt.

Time out in Ausseerland - vacation to enjoy