Basket full of chanterelles | © Pixabay
Basket full of chanterelles | © Pixabay
Mushroom picking
in Eggental
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Mushroom picking in the woods of the Eggental valley 

Guidelines and regulations

Summertime is mushroom season. 
As late summer approaches in the Dolomites, a very special season begins: the mushroom season. Through the forest on the trail of the diverse mushroom world. A fragrant reward awaits gourmets in the form of porcini, chanterelles, umbrella mushrooms & Co. 

In return for the precious treasures of our nature, a careful and mindful approach to mushroom picking is a basic requirement for every passionate mushroom picker. 

In the villages of Welschnofen, Karersee, Eggen, Petersberg, Maria Weißenstein, Obereggen, Steinegg & the municipality of Karneid mushroom picking is absolutely forbidden! 

What do I have to consider?

In the village of Deutschnofen mushroom picking is regulated:

Failure to comply with the below rules will result in administrative sanctions and confiscation of the collected mushrooms. 
More information on mushroom picking here.

When can mushrooms be collected? 

Only on even days of the month (e.g. on the 4th, 6th etc.) between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm.

What are the requirements for mushroom picking?

Outside the municipality of residence: payment of the collection fee of € 8.00 per day in favour of the municipality in which you wish to collect (one-off payment also possible for several even days - available at the post office and the tourist office) and presentation of a valid identity card.
Within the municipality of residence: only a valid identity card is required.

How many mushrooms may be collected?

  • 1 kg per day and person (over 14 years) on even days outside the municipality of residence.
  • 2 kg per day and person on even days within the municipality of residence. 

How must the mushrooms be treated?

The mushrooms must not be damaged at their place of growth and must be transported in stiff, open and well-ventilated containers.

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Culturinarika Eggental
Summer 2023

When the stars above Steinegg dance to the sounds of the well-known South Tyrolean band, Mainfelt, 6 gourmet chefs prepare creative delights in old wood-fired ovens in Welschnofen and works of art by local artists come to life at an art performance in Obereggen or Deutschnofen, you know that it’s Eggen Valley’s Culturinarika time!

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