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St. Johann Dumpling festival

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Dumpling festival in St. Johann in Tirol

Dumpling festival in St. Johann in Tirol

The most well-known dumpling festival far and wide, with the longest dumpling table in the world, is one of the most visited and most popular culinary events in Tyrol. Every year when the call at ‘Oktoberfest’ in Munich is: ‘O’zapft is!’ (the beer is tapped), here in St. Johann in Tirol we celebrate with our dumpling festival ... a real treat for dumpling fans.

Bacon, bread roll, cheese and apricot dumplings are among the favourites served here. Every year over 26,000 dumplings made using 22 different recipes are served by 17 festival landlords .

Along with dumplings 8 music groups provide the best ambience and entertainment. This is when the centre of St. Johann in Tirol is transformed into a gigantic ‘open-air inn’! On the day, locals and guests from across the globe wear their splendid ‘Dirndl’ and snazzy ‘Lederhosen’.

Take a seat at the 595 metre long dumpling table and be enchanted by the delicious dumplings served by the festival landlords, by the thrilling live music and by the pretty Mädls and dashing Buam!
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    When

    23rd September 2023

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    Start

    From 11:00

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    Where

    St. Johann in Tirol town centre

The programme

Events on the dumpling festival weekend!

Friday

  • check09.30: Hike to the Almererfest

  • check10.00 – 17.00: St. Johann weekly market

  • check20.00: Summer concert by the music group

Saturday

  • check11:00: Celebratory opening with procession by St. Johann in Tirol music group and the festival landlords

  • checkUp to 20:00: Live music with 8 different groups

  • checkEntry: 10.00 Euro

  • checkFree dumpling festival badge

  • checkFree 40-page dumpling recipe book

Sunday

  • check11.00: Dumpling festival ‘Frühschoppen’ - an early morning pint

A special programme for children is offered at the dumpling festival. Sections of the narrow paths are difficult to negotiate with prams. Due to the high number of visitors, the dumpling festival is also not suitable for dogs.

Background

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  • Atmosphere at the dumpling festival - St. Johann in Tirol region
    Couple in traditional costume at the dumpling festival in St. Johann in Tirol.
  • Party mood at the dumpling festival - St. Johann in Tirol region
  • The ‘Mädels’ procession at the dumpling festival - St. Johann in Tirol region
    The ‘Mädels’ in traditional costume during the procession at the dumpling festival in St. Johann in Tirol.
  • Dumpling with butter at the dumpling festival - St. Johann in Tirol region
    Dumpling with butter and coleslaw at the dumpling festival in St. Johann in Tirol
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    Quirky dumpling festival visitor at the dumpling festival in St. Johann in Tirol.
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  • Boys in traditional costume at the dumpling festival - St. Johann in Tirol region
    Boys in traditional costume at the dumpling festival in St. Johann in Tirol.

The dumpling

The culinary stars of the dumpling festival!

  • checkCafé – Pizzeria – Bar Pinocchio & Seisl: Semolina vanilla dumplings, smoked meat dumplings with sauerkraut

  • checkTraditions Gasthof zum Dampfl: Pretzel dumpling

  • checkHotel & Wirtshaus Post: Pressed dumplings, pulled pork dumplings

  • checkRestaurant Dreierlei: Almerer dumplings, spinach dumplings

  • checkBerggasthaus Grander Schupf: Apple-poppy seed dumplings

  • checkCafé-Konditorei Rainer: Plum dumplings, Andreas Hofer dumplings anno 1809

  • checkHotel Fischer: Bacon dumplings, curd cheese apricot dumplings

  • checkWirtshaus Café Jagglbäck: Smoked dumplings, greaves dumplings

  • checkVilla Masianco: Pressed dumplings

  • checkFink’s Restaurant: ’Fastenknödel’ - ‘Fasting’ dumplings

  • checkCafé Bar s’Nandl: Spinach dumplings

  • checkHotel Park: Bread roll dumplings with a mushroom sauce

  • checkHotel zur “Schönen Aussicht”: Cheese dumplings, apple dumplings

  • checkKrämerei: Coconut vanilla dumplings

  • checkEiscafe Venezia: Pumpkin dumplings

  • checkRockbar: Curd cheese semolina dumplings, Brazilian dumplings

The festival landlords

The landlords at St. Johann’s dumpling festival!

Fink's Restaurant

Fink's Restaurant
Fink's Restaurant
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s´Nandl

s´Nandl
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Berghotel Pointenhof

Berghotel Pointenhof
Berghotel Pointenhof
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Wirtshaus & Hotel Post

Wirtshaus & Hotel Post
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Rockbar

Rockbar
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Villa Masianco

Villa Masianco
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Ice cream cafe Venezia

Ice cream cafe Venezia
Ice cream cafe Venezia
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Michi's Bar

Michi's Bar
Michi's Bar
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Jagglbäck

Jagglbäck
Jagglbäck
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Krämerei

Krämerei
Krämerei
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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the dumpling festival!

Important information about the dumpling festival

  • The dumpling festival starts at 11.00. Dumplings are sold from this time.

  • Tickets are only available online in the ticket shop. Please note that there is a limited number of tickets, and from experience demand is very high. You get the dumpling festival badge at entrance areas upon presentation of your ticket.

  • Unfortunately no. Due to brisk trade, landlords cannot make any table reservations.

  • There are over 22 different dumplings, however unfortunately there are no gluten-free dumplings available at the moment.

  • It is not prohibited, but for your dog's welfare, we would not recommend it, since many visitors may be frightened of them.

  • The dumpling festival is well-attended, for that reason, some sections of the narrow paths are only passable with difficulty. Prams are not suitable for the festival.

  • All food establishments are open. There are also designated WC facilities in the festival area.

  • Go to the host landlord who will contact First Aiders/paramedics. Paramedics are on call within the festival area. Or dial the emergency number 112. Please provide information about the stand number you are at, which is visible at the point where food is served.

  • Lost property can be handed in to and collected from the official dumpling festival merchandise stands.

  • Children up to the age of 14 can enjoy the dumpling festival free of charge. Those aged 15 and over pay a Youth entry fee.

  • The event takes place whatever the weather, except in the event of extreme weather advisories.

  • The 595 metre dumpling table is located in the centre of St. Johann in Tirol.

  • There is a campsite in St. Johann in Tirol - Camping Michelnhof, Tel.: +43 5352 62584, www.camping-michelnhof.at. It is around a 20 minute walk from the campsite to the festival area.

Bus & group information

Online tickets and information for bus groups!

Due to regulatory requirements and to maintain the quality of the dumpling festival (particularly with regard to the safety and the number of visitors), without exception, all bus groups (tour coach companies) are to present valid tickets which have been purchased in advance online. Without valid entry tickets, which have been purchased in advance in the online ticket shop entry to the dumpling festival is not permitted. There is no cashdesk available on the day. Upon receipt of payment, you will receive a link via which all tickets for your guests (one ticket for each guest) can be printed out.

Once again this year there will be 2 designated and supervised bus parking spaces close to the festival area. If you have any questions, please contact the tourist association at info@kitzalps.cc, Tel: +43 5352 633350!

Tips for a great dumpling festival

  • checkPlease note that every guest needs a ticket and this must be presented at the entrance and upon exit.

  • checkGuests receive the popular dumpling festival badge and the dumpling festival recipe pamphlet at designated bus parking areas and at official entrance points.

  • checkNo drinks or dumplings are available before the official start of the dumpling festival. Other food is somewhat difficult to obtain too since the landlords will be busy with setting up before the event.

  • checkThe biggest crowd of visitors is expected around 14.30/15.00. After that things become a little more ‘airy’.

  • checkPlease use the designated bus parking area, which is located close to the festival area.

  • checkA WC container is available at parking areas.

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38th Dumpling festival in St. Johann in Tirol 2019 • Highlights

A brief recap of the 2019 dumpling festival. St. Johann in Tirol once again became a dumpling metropolis. The longest dumpling table in the world takes place in September each year.

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