Bring some South Tyrol into your living room with these 3 Christmas traditions

  1. Bake South Tyrolean delicacies. In South Tyrol, Christmas jitters start when tasting the sweet Christmas treats. Let's bring that same feeling into your home with these recipes for Spitzbuben biscuits and Zelten cake, perfectly paired with Glühwein, of course. Which is your favourite?This Spitzbuben biscuit recipe prepares in an hour.

The traditional fruitcake Zelten will make your mouth water in two hours.

2. Countdown to Christmas with the Christmas Wreath
In South Tyrol, besides white snow, the Christmas colours are green and red. From the pine branches and candles, that is. In the region, people count down to Christmas by making a Christmas wreath with the family and decorating it with red candles. A candle is lit every Sunday, bringing Christmas a little closer. Want to make a cool Christmas wreath at home? Here's how to do it.

DIY Christmas decorations

Christmas in South Tyrol is given an extra special touch by authentic products. Many of the Christmas decorations and gifts are made in the region itself. Using local products and artisanal techniques creates a sustainable product. An authentic Christmas tradition, for example, is felting. Using this technique, you make beautiful felt creations from wool for the Christmas tree, for example. Or do you really go wild and make your own felt cushion?

Curious about what other Christmas traditions South Tyrol has? Then feel free to take a look at our Dutch website: 

Happy holidays!

About South Tyrol

South Tyrol is Italy's northernmost province and lies on the southern side of the Alps. The mountains in this area are known as the Dolomites. It is sunny as many as 300 days a year, making it the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Culinary delights are certainly possible in this area, which has the highest density of Michelin stars per square kilometre in Italy.  South Tyrol's rich and turbulent history means there is much to visit and admire culturally.  For more information on South Tyrol, visit