12 September 2021
Tradition & Customs
Pretzel Soup Festival in Wörgl
The culinary folk festival in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve
At the Pretzel Soup Festival in Wörgl everything revolves around the name giver of this festival - the traditional pretzel soup. There is much more behind this Tirolean dish than just a simple soup, and that’s exactly what makes up the Pretzel Soup Festival. In addition to culinary enjoyment it’s first and foremost socialising and good music that attract visitors. Little visitors in particular can expect many highlights such as face painting and a dedicated children’s programme. Bahnhofstrasse in Wörgl is turned into a pedestrian zone on this day and thus a little festival strip with a traditional touch, amidst the otherwise so busy town.
Of course, the pretzel soup is in the spotlight during the Pretzel Soup Festival, nonetheless this festival also serves up many more culinary highlights. Taste your way through Tirolean cooking and sample the pretzel soup. At the end of this page you can find the recipe and bring the Tirolean pretzel soup directly into your home.
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The Pretzel Soup Festival in Wörgl is a true highlight on the event calendar of the Holiday Region Hohe Salve. Especially gourmets, fans of Tirolean tradition and families will get their money’s worth on this day. The festival is held annually in the period of the Kitzbühel Alps Mountain Summer Opening and makes for a fantastic change to the many great sports meetings in this event series.
Recipe tip: Cook the pretzel soup at home
The pretzel soup is a traditional Tirolean dish, which has fallen into oblivion a little bit. The simple dish is not really a soup, but more like a casserole. Filling, hearty and most of all mighty tasty - that’s exactly what makes up this regional dish. Cook the pretzel soup at home and stage your very own Pretzel Soup Festival.
The ingredients for 5 servings:
check3 pretzels without salt
check200g beer cheese
check200ml beef broth
check1 small onion
check1 small curl of butter
checkSalt, nutmeg, pepper and some chives
Preheat the oven to 180° hot air
For the pretzel soup cut the three pretzels into rough cubes and layer these into a casserole dish. The already prepared beef broth is heated and then poured over the cubes in the casserole dish. Season the mix with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Coarsely grate the beer cheese and then also mix into the pretzels.
Then bake the pretzel soup for ca. 10 minutes in the oven.
In the meantime, cut the onion into fine rings and brown it in butter.
Garnish the finished pretzel soup with the onion rings and some chive, serve and enjoy!