Tag: Carinthia

Hiking for Beer at Auf der Biersch

Beer + Hiking + Carinthia = Auf der Biersch! Every Autumn, the Hundsmarhof Guest House at the Dobratsch nature park hosts Auf der Biersch. Auf der Biersch is a beer tasting event with more than 30 beers available to sample. On top of all of the beers, there is also plenty of food made by […]

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Hunting for Mushrooms in Villach

Autumn is finally here and that means mushroom season! Foraging for wild mushrooms in the forest is a favorite Autumn activity for Austrians. The farmer’s market is packed with Eierschwammerl (chanterelles) and Steinpilze (boletus) from happy farmers showing off their foraged finds. I love Austrian mushroom season, especially since many restaurants will feature mushroom dishes […]

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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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5 Inspiring Instagram Accounts from Austria

Austria is a beautiful country that is full of Instagram-worthy places. From the Alpine wilderness to the sophistication of Vienna, it is easy to understand why there are so many talented photographers snapping pics of this country on Instagram. Here are 5 Inspiring Instagram Accounts from Austria: Fabolus_Vienna is based in Vienna and features beautiful low-light pictures of […]

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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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Blogging with Welcome2Villach

Hello and hallo friends! I am happy to announce that I am now blogging with Welcome2Villach, an online resource for expats considering making the move to Villach. On the Welcome2Villach blog, I will be sharing information and tips about expat life in Villach. If you are interested in learning more about Villach, I highly recommend you […]

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Learning German in Austria

I have been on a quest to learn German since moving to Austria. When I initially moved here, I had this idea that by living in a German speaking country, I would gradually pick up the language through immersion. What I did not account for was how regional German can be. I had no idea that there […]

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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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