W like Watten
South Tyrolean inn culture
"What do you say about a Watter?", this question you will hear many many times in the South Tyrolean inns.
“Watten” is a very popular (South) Tyrolean card game which is often – but not only – played in local inns. Generally speaking, the South Tyrolean population can be divided into two groups: those who can play “Watten” and those who can’t. If it isn’t in your blood or if you haven’t grown up with this card game, you will have difficulties understanding the rather complex rules.