09 Apr. 2024 · Culinary

Walser water not only tastes good pure

It is an excellent thirst quencher when sprinkled with syrup and is also available in many mountain huts and alps. The ingredients for Walser herbal tea are collected in Kleinwalsertal and traditionally processed and mixed by hand. You can buy the syrups in the farm stores and at the Walser weekly market. Walser herbal tea is available at Alpengasthof Hörnlepass and at Alchemilla Montana.

Syrup recipes & their effects

Syrups are not only delicious accompaniments to a variety of foods and drinks, they can also offer an amazing range of health benefits. Simple and delicious syrup recipes await you that will not only delight your taste buds, but also give your body a sense of well-being:

  • Elderflower syrup

Aromatic and fresh. "Holder" helps with colds, circulatory and sleep problems.

  • Walser mountain hay syrup

Smells & tastes like mountain summer. With natural mountain hay from the 2nd cut (Oomed) without fertilizer - pure mountain herbs!

  • Peppermint syrup

Wonderfully refreshing. Peppermint has an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant, cooling and pain-relieving effect.

  • Lemon balm syrup

Fresh fragrance, tangy aroma. Lemon balm is good for colds and poor circulation.

  • Woodruff syrup

Tastes of summer and childhood. Woodruff is vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.


Pssssst our insider tip: Walser herb syrups also taste great with sparkling wine and in desserts or as a hot drink!

Weekly market in Hirschegg | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Oliver Farys


Fresh - specialties - specialties from the region:
The weekly market takes place in the summer months every Friday from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm on the village square in Hirschegg.


Regional products such as homemade syrups can be purchased directly from the farm stores. These also offer a wide selection of local specialties: experience the variety of flavors of the Kleinwalsertal.

All farm stores & further information can be found here

Recipe with fresh ingredients

It's time to dive into the world of syrup recipes and create your own delicious treat! Don't worry, it's easier than you think. All you need are a few ingredients, a little time and a pinch of adventurous spirit, because fresh ingredients such as mint, apple or lemon slices not only make the water look good, but also taste great:

  • Healthy & blue: 1 l water, 50g blueberries, 1 tsp fennel seeds, leave to infuse for at least 10 mins.
  • Spicy & lemony: 1 l water, 1 handful of lemon balm (chopped) in a bag, leave to infuse for at least 1 hour
  • Tart & stimulating: 1 g glass of water, 1 sprig of rosemary, 1 unsliced orange
  • Fruity & fresh: 1 g glass of water, juice of 1 lime, 1 handful of strawberries cut into quarters, a few mint leaves
  • Detoxifying: 2 l water, 2 tbsp grated ginger, 1 cucumber (slices), 12 mint leaves to infuse overnight
  • Fresh & floral: 1 l water, 6 squeezed lemons, 30 ml rose water, sugar