Culinary Delights

What would be a vacation without good food?!

Gmunden offers a great variety of restaurants and inns, from fish restaurants to inns serving excellent comfort food, from wine taverns to cocktail bars, from cosy cafés to tradition-rich patisseries. We set great store by regional cuisine prepared using the best ingredients but lovers of international food are also sure to indulge their passion on the shores of the Traunsee Lake.

Restaurateurs around Lake Traunsee have joined forces to form the “Traunseewirten” and have committed themselves to the highest quality and intensive cooperation, so that guests immediately feel that there is togetherness and not antagonism at Lake Traunsee. But of course not only the Traunseewirte offer the finest quality, but also other insider tips and gourmet restaurants can be discovered.

„Fish with Sti(e)l“

Fish cuisine can be described as an old culinary tradition of the Salzkammergut. Whether caught wild from the lake or from one of the region’s renowned fish farms, fish has always been prepared in a variety of ways and consumed with gusto. As “culinary figurehead” one can call in the same breath the “Steckerlfisch” describe. Widely known and popular, this dish – often referred to as alpine finger food – is prepared by placing trout, char, whitefish or Reinanken on wooden sticks about 50 cm long, seasoning them finely and grilling them over an open fire until crispy. The taste of the lake dwellers prepared in this way is incomparably smoky and hearty. A real “folk delicacy” with a long tradition.

In addition to the Steckerlfisch, the “Stangöfisch” has also established itself around Lake Traunsee. These are real lake snacks on small sticks of maximum twice the thickness of a matchstick. Only small char or locally typical reedlings are processed into Traunsee Stangöfische. The motto behind the Stangöfisch recipe could be: “Tiny fish – huge taste!”. Around the Traunsee and in the Almtal there are numerous fish fry huts, which invite you to taste Steckerl and Stangöfisch.