Tag: Villach

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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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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International Krapfen Party and a Recipe for American Donut Holes

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of stuffing my face with Krapfen while meeting new International folks at the Villach in English International Krapfen Party. Villach in English is an awesome community in Villach for native English speakers and lovers of the English language to come together. The International Krapfen Party was hosted by La Mattina Kaffeerösterei in […]

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Preparing for Winter in Austria

Winter in Austria is beautiful as the Alpine towns come alive with the skiing season, but amidst all of the magic and fun is the fact that it is FREEZING COLD. As I prepare for my first full winter season in Austria, I thought it would be worthwhile to share some of my preparations as I […]

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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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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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