Hundeleskopfhütte: Auf der Hütte gibt es viele Gerichte aus der Kindheit der Hüttenwirtin
The taste of Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia

Zwetschgendatschi, mountain cheese, Funkenküchle, Allgäu beer and other indispensable delights and gourmet events in Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia

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9 Gourmet Tips for the Allgäu

Ausgelassene Stimmung und Weingenuss direkt am See

Komm und See – Wine Festival on Lake Constance

Every year, twelve winegrowers of the Lake Constance region in Bavaria invite you to the “Come & See” wine festival. It offers outstanding wines, culinary delights and interesting guided tours. In Lindau, Nonnenhorn and Wasserburg. (only in German)


Augsburger Zwetschgendatschi

The Zwetschgendatschi (Plum cake) is today a typical speciality of the Bavarian-Swabian capital. It’s key feature is a thin base made from a light yeast dough, topped with juicy plums, halved and stoned, which are pressed gently into the dough.

Silvia Beyer: Bei Pfronten betreibt sie die erste vegetarische Berghütte in den Alpen

Vegetarian Mountain Hut

The Hündeleskopfhütte near Pfronten, 1,180 metres above sea level, serves vegetarian food for mountain climbers. The ingredients are all sourced from regional organic farmers and a dairy that only processes milk from cows fed exclusively on grass and hay.

Sennerei Gunzesried: Der Käseladen der Sennereigenossenschaft

Allgäu Emmentaler

As far back as 1821, the Swiss dairyman Johannes Althaus produced the first Allgäu Emmental in Weiler. The tradition continues to this day - especially in the twelve mountain pasture dairies of the Allgäu Cheese Route. Each of these dairies is committed to only using silo-free milk from hay-fed cows. (only in German)

Sennerei Gunzesried: Die Senner verarbeiten ausschließlich Milch aus dem Gunzesrieder Tal

Allgäu mountain cheese

The “little brother” of Emmental. Its nutty flavour is even more tangy and intense. Older mountain cheese spend up to two years ripening. (only in German)

Für Kilians „Oak-aged“ (in Eiche gereifte) Biere braucht es viel Zeit und Handarbeit

Beer pleasure

There are over 30 breweries in the Allgäu, which impress with their high quality, smart ideas and overriding passion. Moreover, the highest mini-brewery is situated at 1,804 metres above sea level and can only be reached on foot - at the Enzianhütte near Oberstdorf, the Dunkle Weizen (dark wheat beer) is brewed on the premises and named "Gipfelstürmer" (The Summiteer). (only in German)


Memminger Zuckerbrot

A traditional yeast-based pastry made with candied lemon and orange peel and scattered with sugar crystals.


Traditional wine stalls around Bavaria’s Lake Constance are given the name “Rädle” or “Rädlewirtschaften”: a chance to sit together and enjoy local specialities. The sign that the stall is open for business is often a wooden wagon wheel hanging at the entrance to the inn.



A kind of fritter, which is traditionally fried and eaten in the Swabian-German area on Funkensonntag (on the first Sunday in Lent, dry wood and old Christmas trees are lit in huge bonfires on village meadows).

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