Culinary hiking in the Paznaun

Culinary Paznaun

Hiking in Ischgl at the Paznaun equals pleasure for all senses. A true highlight for your taste buds is the Culinary Paznaun. Hiking with a hefty serving of culinary delights, so to speak! 

Hiking, eating, enjoying 

Alpine tradition meets state-of-the-art cuisine, and sophisticated dishes meet down-to-earth ingredients. Every summer, the local gourmet chefs serve up regional specialities at seven selected mountain lodges in Paznaun. The combination of top cuisine and rustic lodge flair creates extraordinary summer highlights and moments of enjoyment.

Initiated by the Tourism Association Paznaun – Ischgl, the culinary event has been taking place for over 10 years and since then has offered unique mountain experiences combined with alpine enjoyment.

Hike, stop and eat

The mountain lodge parties

The recipe for an unforgettable day in the mountains? Take one of Austria’s most beautiful hiking regions, season it with incredible scenic views no matter which direction you look. Then add some picturesque and rustic mountain huts and a pinch of culinary highlights – well, would you just look at that! Your perfect culinary hiking day in the Paznaun is served – and it’ll be one you’ll remember for a long time coming! 

After the mountain lodge party, all the dishes created by the top chefs stay on the menu of the respective huts for the rest of summer season! 

Culinary pleasures in the Paznaun

Regional culinary delights have always been a priority in Paznaun. Hence, it’s no surprise that, at the restaurants and mountain huts of the region, plenty of regional products – sometimes products of their own making – end up in the pots and pans. Some mountain huts exclusively serve dishes made with products of their own farming.

The secret star: the Paznaun Alpine Cheese

The Paznaun Alpine Cheese is exclusively made with raw milk from the valley and mountain pastures of the region. Thanks to its mildly aromatic to savoury taste, the ripe, yellow cheese with pea-sized holes has plenty of fans. It has to ripen for about six weeks before it can be enjoyed. And then, the cheese gourmets get to savour not just a piece of the best Tyrolean cheese but also a piece of Tyrolean culture.