Location: Zimba, Austria
About the sandwich:
This sandwich, so named the “unknown Austrian sandwich” because the Austrians I was hiking with did not know the English words to tell me what it contained, made an already amazing hike in the Austrian Alps become a next level experience. The Zimba peak seen in the background is locally known as the “Matterhorn of Austria”, and when viewed from another angle, shares the same notable shape as the real Matterhorn.
After eating it to decipher its ingredients, it seemed to be some sort of spiced/seasoned turkey slices, a slice of gruyere, some pickled vegetables, cream cheese, garden lettuce, and magnificent fresh hearty bread. After a hot and sunny uphill in the alpine, this was followed up by a swim in the lake, some homemade elderflower juice and rhubarb cake, and picking blueberries on the hike back down into the valley. Idyllic.