Harvest festival in Klausen
The small town Klausen is the capital of the harvest tradition "Törggelen" and it is right there, where every year the popular harvest festival called "Gassltörggelen" takes place.
If you don’t know yet what "Törggelen" means, here you have a short explication: It is an ancient South Tyrolean tradition in order to welcome the autumn and to thank for the harvest. Farmers and winemakers invite to come in their snuggery and to taste their new wine.
In addition, there will be served fresh apples, grapes, chestnuts and many other autumn specialties such as sausages with sauerkraut, salt meat and dumplings.
This was the general part. Now the particularities: Klausen is the only village in South Tyrol, where "Törggelen" is offered not only in the warm farmhouse, but also outdoors in the center of town.
During three weekends you can taste typical dishes and wine in the streets of Klausen, enjoy lively music and see the big procession and the new "Törggele" Queen.
Photos: ©Tourism Agency of Klausen