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Brandenberger Prügeltorte | Kulinarik aus dem Alpbachtal

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 in none of them are we reminded 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 spit cake is appreciated as a representative and delicious pastry than ever before. During official visits, these traditional spit cakes were presented to Queen Elizabeth and Pope John II, among others, as "edible jewels".

Be there! Baking demonstrations at the Kaiserhaus

Watch the master at work – every Thursday weather permitting from May – September between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m. at the Kaiserhaus in Brandenberg.


  • May to September
  • Every Thursday in the months of May, June & September
  • In the months July & August only on request - subject to availability!
  • 2:30 and 5:00 p.m. at the Kaiserhaus in Brandenberg

(Show baking does not take place in bad weather!)

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Brandenberg & the Prügeltorte

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