Category: Carinthia

Recipe for Villacher Kirchtag Soup

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Villach – Villacher Kirchtag! Today I am sharing a recipe for Kirchtagsuppe, a delicious soup served during Kirchtag. Villacher Kirchtag is the largest folk festival in Austria, with a week full of festivities and more than 400,000 visitors coming to town to celebrate. Kirchtag is my […]

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Hiking the Finsterbach Waterfalls in Treffen am Ossiacher See

The Finsterbach Waterfall Trail in Treffen am Ossiacher See is one of the top hiking trails in the Villach area. Located near the Gerlitzen Alpe, the waterfalls bring water from the top of the mountain down to the Ossiachersee. The trail is remarkably rewarding for how easy it is. In about 1.4 kilometers of hiking, […]

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Villach Singt: Traditional Austrian Choirs in Carinthia

​Every year, the city of Villach hosts traditional Austrian choirs to perform in the city center for “Villach Singt.” Villach Singt takes place on a Saturday in June from 10 – 13:00. In the Villach Innenstadt there are several choir performance areas. The music is fantastic and it brings the town to life in the […]

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Gailtaler Speck Fest

Every year, the town of Hermagor hosts a Speckfest to showcase its delicious Gailtaler Speck. Speck (pronounced “shpeck”) is a salty, smoked and cured meat that is similar to Italian prosciutto with a sharper flavor. Speck is typically eaten as a part of “Jausen teller” which is charcuterie board of meats, cheeses, pickles, and bread. […]

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Celebrating Easter in Austria with Carinthian Reindling 

Reindling is a traditional cake from the Austrian state of Carinthia that is served during Easter. On Easter, Carinthians will eat Reindling as a part of the traditional “Osterjause” which consists of ham, hard-boiled eggs and freshly grated horseradish. Reindling gets its name from the pan it is traditionally baked in called a Rein. The Rein […]

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Villach Easter Market

The Villach Easter Market takes place every year in the city center of Villach, Austria. There are several stalls selling sweets and snacks, as well as some handmade wares for sale from local artisans. This week kicks off the Easter Market and I was happy to visit today in search of some Carinthian Reindling. Easter in […]

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A Sunday Walk at Schützenwiese

Sundays in Austria are slow days meant for relaxation. Since most businesses are closed on Sundays, Austrians spend their time with their families, friends and in nature. Every so often, I like to spend my Sundays with a nature walk at the Schützenwiese. Schützenwiese is a park located in the Warmbad area of Villach with several peaceful […]

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Benedictine Market in Klagenfurt

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to go to the Benedictine Market in Klagenfurt. The Benedictine Market takes places every Thursday and Saturday from 6:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Benediktinerplatz. A variety of goods can be found at the market with farmers coming from Italy, Slovenia, and Austria to […]

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Moonlit Snowshoe Tour on the Dobratsch Mountain

This week, I participated in a moonlit snowshoe tour on the Dobratsch mountain in Carinthia. The Dobratsch is one of the landmark mountains of Villach and is a popular hiking destination. I had never been snowshoeing before and when I found that the Carinthian International Club was organizing this event, I jumped on the opportunity […]

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Indian Cooking Class with We.Villach

Last Friday, I was lucky enough to attend an Indian cooking class organized by We. Villach. We.Villach is a collective of International women who organize cooking classes to share their passion for cooking. Through the Carinthian International Club, I have been fortunate to meet these amazing women and I was excited to finally attend one […]

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