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Snacks, snack, Marende - tips and tricks for a good snack

Brettljausn or snacks for wine tasting
Brettljausn for wine tasting

What are snacks?

Snacks make you hungry, right? Whenever I see the wooden boards, slates or - quite profane - porcelain plates and plates on which different types of meat, ham and sausage, tomato and cucumber slices, gherkins, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, Thick lard and grated horseradish pile up. They are served in the inns, the Buschenschanken, the Heurigen or the winery farms in the pleasure regions of Bavaria and Hesse, Austria, South Tyrol or Switzerland.

More than a small snack

Especially when we're on the road, we like to order these cold plates - for one thing because they are served quickly, and we do not have to wait long for food. But the main reason is because they just taste good and eat the eye with them, because what looks more appetizing than a plate with freshly cut salami, Ham, roast and smoked sausages, which are lovingly decorated with juicy slices of tomato or cucumber. A glass of wine, best with a view of the vineyard. Or a freshly pulled glass of beer in the cozy beer garden. This is pleasure, as it is known from Bavaria to Hesse, to the pleasure regions of Austria, South Tyrol and Switzerland in inns, beer gardens, wineries, wine taverns, taverns or alps.

Appetizer plates as snacks

Make a snack yourself

Of course you can also make your own snack. We do that especially when we have longer distances to drive. Motorway restaurants usually charge very high prices for food, which we rarely taste. Therefore, we have gone on our trips to make a snack on the go itself. This is cheaper on the one hand. On the other hand, it is also convenient because we eat healthier. The same applies to train journeys. Also, the food in the train restaurant is usually not as good as what we take home.

Suggestions for your snack Menu

We like to picnic on the trip. In doing so, we gladly fall back on snack ideas that we get to know on the way. Durable sausages, tomatoes or eggs are almost always in ours Lunchbox *, If we have more time, we like to prepare snacks that are healthy and taste good. Snack ideas * for that you get in these recipe books. Since we like to make healthy snacks, we often get ideas from this recipe book.

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Antipasti are perfect snacks to the wine
Antipasti to the wine

Bavarian snacks, Brettljause or Marende - What is included?

There are quite regional differences in the snacks. While on Brettljausen in Styria almost always a Kernölaufstrich and Grammelschmalz or grammage spread (lard) is served, is at a Bavarian snack Obatzde (a cheese specialty from Camembert, onions, butter, paprika and herbs) is a must. South Tyrolean bacon belongs to a South Tyrolean Marende as well as spicy smoked sausages, a dry-spicy hard salami. In Hesse, we got the green sauce typical of the region for a snack in Kassel, a cold herb sauce based on sour cream and sour cream. There are even two variants of this sauce in Hesse: the Frankfurt green saucewhich can be prepared with mayonnaise and hard-boiled eggs. Another Hessian specialty, which fits perfectly for a snack, is the awl sausage. This raw sausage is indestructible and is virtually indefinitely preserved, as explained to us by a master butcher from Calden in northern Hesse.

Brettljause and snacks on the Alm
Brettljause on the pasture

Where do snacks taste best?

Hiking without a snack does not work at all. We especially enjoy a Brettljause in the open nature or in the beer garden after a walk, a hike or a car drive through impressive landscapes. Best the snack in one Backpack grab and let's go. A beautiful environment is always included, then a Bavarian snack, a snack or Marende the icing on the cake and makes a trip to a perfect pleasure experience. In Eisenstadt in Burgenland we have an antipasti platter with different types of ham, thick, juicy olives, grated cheese, cheese sticks and a bean paste even with a view of the magnificent Esterházy Palace enjoyed - with the obligatory glass of wine in Burgenland. We also had a nice memory of the Brettljausen, which we had in the Buschenschanken on the South Styrian Wine Route Enjoyed or Bavarian snacks in the local beer garden around the corner.

Hessian snacks with green sauce
Hessian snack with green sauce

What do you need for a snack on the way

Fish plate in Salzburg - other times
Fish plate in Salzburg

Language jungle for connoisseurs - what is the name of the snack with you?

If you want to try these tasty snacks, you should know how to name them in the respective region. Because there are quite linguistic differences. A Bavarian innkeeper will look at you with questioning eyes if you order him a "Marende" or a "Zwipf". What is called "Brotzeit" in Bavaria is called a "snack" in Austria and a "Marende" in South Tyrol. In the Allanian language area, ie in Switzerland, in Liechtenstein, in Vorarlberg, in south-western Germany and in Alsace, the snacks are called different: in Switzerland one speaks of "Znüni" (morning snack) or "Zvieri" (afternoon snack). They also know the "Vespers" or the "Zwipf" (a special snack, which is common in the Swiss army.) "Z'nachtesse" or "Z'Ovetesse" is the name in Alsace. Not so easy to find your way in the jungle of snacking, right?

At the Heurigen - snacks with horseradish
At the Heuriger

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Snack on the way
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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline


  1. Wolfgang
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    There was also the name of breakfast, which, as the name implies, referred only to the time between breakfast and lunch. I am a native Styrian, we say - as already mentioned - snack and that is rather independent of the time of day, because we know both the morning and the afternoon snack.
    Fork also because for eating mostly a fork, but also knives had to be used. (Small goulash, sausage with juice, ect.)

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Very interesting! Although I already knew the term fork breakfast, I did not put it right away with the snack. And that there is both a morning and afternoon snack is new to me. Thank you for the contribution.

  2. comfortzoneless
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    Hello Monika and Petar,

    I did not realize that there are so many regional differences between the snacks. This is probably also because I eat them only on holiday in Austria. Maybe I should do it much more often in Germany too.
    The photos are great, but unfortunately still cause a late salivation late in my time with me. Great!

    Greetings from Stefanie

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Hello Stefanie,

      yes, we have been aware of that only since we traveled to different regions in Germany and Austria.

      Best regards,

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