Tag: Things to do in Villach

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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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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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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Fasching in Villach

Every year, the city of Villach comes alive in celebration of Fasching. Fasching is the Austrian equivalent of Carnival and has been celebrated in Villach since 1867. Fasching Samstag is the highlight of the celebration when the city hosts a “Fool’s Parade” and transforms the city center into a large disco dance party. The Fasching Samstag […]

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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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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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