Category: Carinthia

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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Krampus Parades in Austria

Krampus, the terrifying demon that accompanies Saint Nicholas, is a tradition of the Austro-Bavarian-Alpine region with historic roots that date back to pre-Christianity. As Saint Nicholas’ companion, Krampus punishes naughty children by hitting them with bundles of sticks (ruten), kidnapping them by carting children off in his sack, or in more severe cases drowning children or […]

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Visiting Villach, Austria

Hallo friends! Here is a travel guide with information about visiting the Austrian city of Villach in Carinthia. In this post, I will discuss things to do in the city, where to eat and additional information about spending a day or two in Villach. I have called Villach my home for 9 months now and while […]

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Ossiach Canyon Hike

With beautiful wooded areas, pristine Alpine lakes, and gratifying views, hiking in Austria is not to be missed. In the state of Carinthia (German: Kärnten) there is a gorgeous canyon hike in the town of Ossiach. If you find yourself near Ossiach, I highly recommend this rewarding hike that takes you along a brook and […]

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Velden am Wörthersee

We had a great time walking around the resort town of Velden am Wörther See last weekend to take in the summer sun. The Wörther See is the largest lake in Carinthia and is a popular summer holiday destination. Since we live close to the Wörther See we decided to pop by for the day to walk around […]

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Villach Street Art Festival: Straßenkunstfestival

One of the things I love about living in Austria is how much communities take advantage of good weather, it feels like there is always something to do in the Summer. This week my city hosted its 23rd annual Street Art Festival (Straßenkunstfestival in Deutsch). The festival takes place in the historic city center of […]

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