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Gabriele Unger & Hans Efferl

Achleitners Nudelmanufaktur

We are proud to be able to say that we offer the largest range of filled tortellini in the Tyrol.

„Achleitners Nudelmanufaktur“ is situated at the heart of the Markthalle, and offers a wide range of delicacies from the Tyrol and other areas in lovingly equipped and decorated surroundings.
Whilst Gabriele Achleitner guides the interested customers through the rich variety of goods, her life and business partner, Hans, sits down with us to a glass of grape juice on one of the cosy seating arrangements. When Gabriele and Hans first opened their business around ten years ago, there were no tables at which customers could enjoy their items straight away. But in the meantime, the range of products in the pasta manufacturing business has grown so much that they have been able to not only to expand their stall, but can now also offer visitors to the Markthalle five tables and a pleasant spot to relax, enjoy and feel at home.

Markthalle:

Hans, although all different types of pasta make up the greater part of your product range, you also offer quite a number of other delicacies.

Hans:

We still attach great importance to our pasta products, which we source from select manufacturers, but over the ten years that we have been in the Markthalle, we’ve always been on the look out for other fine foods. Gabriele and I both love good food and above all are interested in high-quality and regional products. It is important to us that this philosophy is reflected in our range. The larger selection of products should not therefore be to the detriment of quality.

Markthalle:

The range of tortellini alone is remarkable.

Hans:

We are proud to be able to say that we offer the largest range of filled tortellini in the Tyrol. We have 25 different sorts, which can be eaten here in our shop in various dishes or can be purchased to take home. 

Markthalle:

What is your favourite variety?

Hans:

I like everything that’s a bit heartier – right now, it’s the tortellini with wild boar or with salami and fennel, for example. Thanks to our wide range, I never get bored. Gabriele likes the vegetarian or even vegan varieties. In this way, we complement each other wonderfully and achieve a good balance. laughs

Markthalle:

Vegan products stand quite peacefully side by side with a very impressive range of hams. That’s what I call real balance.

Hans:

Yes, exactly. For us it’s not about catering only for a certain group of people. Although I do like my lardo on a nice piece of bread fresh from the oven, this doesn’t mean that I turn my nose up at dishes made without animal products. For us, quality and regional character play the greatest role – irrespective of whether it’s a purely vegetable product or a venison sugo.

Markthalle:

Most of your products come from the Tyrol but I also see typical Styrian and Carinthian delicacies.

Hans:

Indeed! When we go off on one of our weekend voyages of discovery and sample the delicacies of Austria, we’re often just so excited by the products that we can’t help but bring them back with us to the Tyrol. And of course that includes the finest pumpkin seed oil from Styria as well as our latest acquisition: the original Carinthian “kasnudln” cheese pasta, which we offer classically with fromage frais and potato filling, or with spinach, tomato-mozzarella or meat fillings.

Markthalle:

Aside from your fine foods, the Markthalle visitors certainly notice your well thought-out interior design. You seem to be fond of deer. 

Hans:

That's right! laughs The deer antlers are our trademark – I have kidnapped antlers belonging to my brother and even some from Franz Joseph I, and they now hang here in our shop. They’re often photographed by visitors.

Markthalle:

I’m sure Franz Joseph would have no objection and he probably would have enjoyed stopping by for a bite to eat with you, too. Who would you love to have as a guest in the Nudelmanufaktur sometime?

Hans:

I’m a huge fan of the Steirische Harmonika so if Herbert Pixner wanted to drop in sometime for some Schlutzkrapfen, I wouldn’t be in the least put out… especially if he would agree to play a little for us.