Exploring Shopping Opportunities on Your holiday on the Dachstein
Whether you’re commemorating your holiday with souvenirs, tasting local delicacies, or gearing up for mountain adventures, the shopping spots in Dachstein offer you a plethora of authentic Austrian goodies and experiences.
Here’s a guide to some of the shopping opportunities that you ought to explore during your holiday on the Dachstein (urlaub am dachstein).
Traditional Clothing and Accessories
Once you checked in at Alpin Residenz Dachsteinperle, a visit to the region would be incomplete without owning a piece of traditional Austrian clothing.
Shops like Landla and Lodenwalker sell original handmade “Trachten” clothing, including Lederhosen for men and Dirndl for women. Also, look out for traditional accessories like Alpine hats, handcrafted jewelry, and Edelweiss scarves.
Local Liquid Gold: Schnapps
Austria has a rich tradition of Schnapps production, and the Dachstein region is no exception. Shops like the Dachstein Distillery offer a delightful variety of this potent fruit spirit. Take a tour of the distillery, taste different Schnapps, and bring home, this ‘liquid gold’ as a souvenir.
Alpine Sports Equipment
The Dachstein region screams adventure with its skiing, hiking, and rock climbing opportunities. Several sports outfitting shops like Sport Steiner or Intersport Bachler have your gear needs covered. Rent or buy high-quality equipment, warm clothing, and accessories for your mountain escapades.
Local Farmer’s Markets
Indulge in the finest local produce and traditional delicacies at local farmers’ markets held in various towns like Ramsau and Schladming. Relish on-site tastings of regional cheese, sausages, homemade preserves, and fresh-baked bread. You can also take home honey, nuts, and scrumptious pastries as edible souvenirs.
Artisanal Craft Shops
Artisanal crafts are a beautiful reflection of the Dachstein region’s culture. Visit stores like Kunsthandwerk aus der Ramsau and Töpferei Stocker, where you can buy handmade ceramics, pottery, figurines, wooden toys, and traditional Austrian Christmas décor.
Local Specialties: Edelweiss Products
Lastly, Edelweiss, the iconic Alpine flower known for its beauty and resilience, is featured in many products in the Dachstein region. Stores like Edelweiss König offer a range of Edelweiss-inspired products, including skincare, perfumes, herbal teas, and exclusive Edelweiss liqueur.