Roll up, and roll yourself atop the freeway to the otherworldly German village of Hahndorf – a town famous for its tree-lined streets, German-style architecture, niche stores and eateries, and now for the first ever Pretzel Festival.
On both Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April, rise to the wondoughful occasion in respect for what is said to be one of the oldest surviving snacks in the world.
Traders throughout the quaint village have been tasked to think outside the pretzel box, and honour the mighty gluten in a number of twisted ways.
Expect to lock jaws with pretzel ice cream, cocktails, beer, gin, wine, pizza, naan, pasta, lattes, fudge, heck even jewellery and fashion. And that’s just the half of the snacky affair.
Whether you like them salty or sweet, there’s going to be something at the Hahndorf Pretzel Festival that catches your wandering eye. You don’t want them, you knead them.
Festival Director and Hahndorf Marketing Manager, Mikyla Gilbert says, “It’s actually surprising we haven’t run a festival celebrating the pretzel until now.”
Pretzels are a popular staple in Hahndorf and can be found at plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries across the town on any old day. But with International Pretzel Day looming upon us on Wednesday 26 April, there’s never been a better time to indulge with your gluten-tolerant friends and family.
Word on the street has it that the inaugural Pretzel Festival might even be added to the 2024 Tasting Australia program. We mean, with many a neighbouring venue taking part in the annual food affair, like Lot 100’s Unlimited Pizza Party, it’d be rude not to join in on the festivities. Godspeed!