The original Kaprun wood-fired bread
Finally, Kaprun smells of spring again - and of fresh wood-fired bread! Because when the baking day at Kirchbichl begins every Friday from 10 am, Günther Katschner's wood-fired oven is already heated to 300 degrees Celsius and the crusty baked loaves attract the visitors. But it is not only the taste of his rustic, twisted baguette-style breads, Striezel (braided yeast buns) and Buchteln (yeast buns with a sweet filling) that is unique: Just watching Katschner's traditional art of baking at the historic oven is an attraction in itself. Come along and sample his bread specialities!
Village Baking Day at Kirchbichl in Kaprun is every Friday – and this since the end of March until October. Locals and visitors alike look forward to this just as much as they look forward to the first signs of spring. For visitors to be able to experience this spectacle at all, master baker Günther Katschner heats up his historic wood-fired oven at dawn at the over 400-year-old "Steinerbauernhaus", which is also home to the Kaprun Museum, on the Kirchbichl.
When the temperature in the stone oven is just right and the residual embers have been swept out of the oven, Katschner's pieces of dough are already on the work surface and ready to go: artfully twisted into a plaited loave or lovingly formed into a round shape, his creations go into the oven to bake. If you want to try the Kaprun wood-fired bread, the nut or poppy seed strudel, Katschner's plaited milk bread or his Buchteln with vanilla sauce there and then and not at home, you can of course enjoy the delicacies at the wood-fired oven lounge of "Katschner brot&mehr" while the master baker continues to bake tirelessly. The cosy atmosphere there is also popular with the locals, who like to meet here on Fridays for a "Ratscher" (chat) with friends.
From June, in addition to bread baking, there will also be the Alpine Delights Market on Fridays at Kirchbichl in Kaprun. In addition to fresh bread, there are of course many other regional specialities to discover at the Culinary Market: homemade juices and syrups, aromatic cheeses and specialities such as Pinzgau whey cheese and even gin from the area can be sampled and bought.