Tag: Villach

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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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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