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Brandenberger Prügeltorte

Brandenberg in Tyrol is well-known for the ORIGINAL TYROLEAN PRÜGELTORTE. The art of preparing this spitcake over the open wood fire has survived for generations and the people of Brandenberg have been making this cake for every festivity.

A unique speciality from Tyrol

There are many legends and true stories about the Tiroler Prügeltorte. But none of them reminds us that this method of cooking food over an open fire on a spit goes back to the beginnings of human culture. "Obelias", pastries on skewers, were already enjoyed in ancient Greece. Recipes of Baumkuchen, Spießhut or Prügel have been handed down to us from the German monastery kitchens of the 15th century and from Venice.

Today, the spanking cake is more appreciated as a representative and delicious pastry than ever before. During official visits, our spanking cakes were presented to Queen Elizabeth and Pope John II, among others, as "edible jewels".

Be there! Baking demonstration at the Kaiserhaus

Watch the master at work – every Thursday weather permitting from May – September between 14.30 and 17.00 hrs at the Gasthaus Kaiserhaus in Brandenberg


  • May to September
  • In the months of May, June & September every Thursday
  • In the months July & August only on request - subject to availability!
  • 14:30 and 17:00 at the Gasthaus Kaiserhaus in Brandenberg

(in bad weather the show baking does not take place!)

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Brandenberg & the Prügeltorte

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