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Ilse Retzek-Wimmer

Kaiserschmarrn auf der Rettenbachalm
Bad Ischl Gastronomy

The Legend of Kaiserschmarren

The Kaiserschmarrn was part of the health food in my childhood. When we were sick we could make a wish. With a high fever it was mostly pancakes, when it got better it was Kaiserschmarrn or Apfelradln. This has…

Das Krippenspiel in Bad Ischl
Bad Ischl Regional Customs

The Holy Night

It may be presumptuous to write about the Holy Night in the second week of January. But the whole of December was completely different than planned and so I could only be there at the penultimate performance of the…

Lamawandern am Siriuskogel
Active Bad Ischl Children

No drama Llama!

When I was a child my father always spoke of llamas in his own garden. That sounded exotic, but it was also kind of strange. Instead of the llamas, my mother received three chickens that the marten decapitated one…

Der Ludovika Stollen in Perneck
Bad Ischl Regional Customs Salt

Via Salis, Perneck

At the wedding of a friend in Italy, I met two Ischlers from Perneck. Folk musicians in the best sense, handshake quality. Equipped with a good dose of humor and with the heart in the right place. That is…