>This is a Kiachl, as delicious as it is unpronounceable. This particular Kiachl is filled with Preislbeeren, a kind of cranberry and with a similar taste. It can also be filled with sauerkraut, and I am told this is equally delicious.
It’s a bit of a tradition to hit the Christmas market at least once in the season, to enjoy a Glühwein or a Punsch (the latter with or without rum) with friends. We did this yesterday a few hours before a dress rehearsal, so we all had to go easy on the alcohol. Soon five more friends joined us, and there there wasn’t enough room on that little table anymore for all our mugs.
The stalls behind us were filled with sweets, jewelry, alpine scarves and gloves, slippers, candles, tree ornaments, you name it. At five each day, a brass quartet appears up in the balcony under the Golden Roof overlooking the square, and plays Christmas songs. It’s a nice way to spend a dark, cold afternoon.
UPDATE: You’ll find a recipe for Tirolean Kiachl in the right hand sidebar.