• <p>Veldener Advent. Die Engerlstadt am Wörthersee.</p>
    Adventzauber in Velden Engelstadt am Wörthersee
  • <p>Zurück zur Besinnlichkeit. Das ist Stiller Advent in Pörtschach. Das Advent-Seedorf in einer der schönsten und idyllischen Buchten des Wörthersees.</p>
    Traditionelles Adventerlebnis Stiller Advent in Pörtschach
  • Maria Wörth Romantisch durch den Advent
  • <p>Advent am Pyramidenkogel. Unter dem weltweit höchsten Holz-Aussichtsturm lädt die Gemeinde Keutschach am See zum beliebten Adventmarkt.</p>
    Pyramidenkogel Advent über den Wolken

Dream Christmas atmosphere for young and old Advent magic on Lake Wörthersee

We are very pleased to be able to bring a little Christmas spirit at short notice. The Silent Advent in Pörtschach and the Velden Advent are open for you. Details about the opening hours can be found here.

In addition, the nice Christmas stories of our colleague Sabine Aigner from Angel Gabriel will bring a lot of Christmas spirit to your home every day.

Places, Christmas markets &amp; Co Christmas atmosphere as varied as Lake Wörthersee

At the Silent Advent in Pörtschach and the romantic Church Advent in Maria Wörth you can experience the traditional Carinthian Advent with choirs and a quiet atmosphere. Typical Advent market flair with numerous attractions and a great outdoor children's program can be found in Velden. On the Pyramidenkogel, Advent above the clouds enchants with boundless views and some pre-Christmas surprises for the kids. The provincial capital of Klagenfurt offers everything you would expect from a Christmas market in the city.

Advent on lake Woerthersee

Christmas spirit

The Advent magic on Lake Wörthersee fulfills all pre-Christmas wishes of real Advent lovers. Whether Advent markets, contemplative and atmospheric events or the great offer for all children's hearts. Throughout the region, young and old are sure to find a personal favorite at one of the many Advent venues.

Advent markets

Both at the classic Advent market in Velden, Pörtschach, Maria Wörth or Klagenfurt, as well as at small but nice events, all visitors really get into the spirit. Especially recommended, for example, is the Advent above the clouds at the observation tower on the Pyramidenkogel or a romantic Advent event in Maria Wörth.

Places and Advent markets easily reached.

The unique Advent liner service on Lake Wörthersee connects the Advent markets atmospherically on the waterway. Furthermore, the Advent Shuttle connects the places Velden - Reifnitz - Maria Wörth and Pyramidenkogel with an attractive Advent schedule. You can also reach the places by public transport.

The big plus for all Wörthersee guests


With the popular Wörthersee PLUS CARD you also get numerous advantages and discounts around Lake Wörthersee, Klagenfurt and the region of Central Carinthia in winter.

More info here!

Insider tips for Advent Engerlgeflüster from Lake Wörthersee


To get into the Advent mood in a really contemplative and quiet way, the Advent-Engerln recommend a visit to the silent Advent in Pörtschach. Classically one listens there to the sounds of domestic choirs.


The floating Advent wreath in Velden Bay can be viewed up close. How? On a boat trip, of course.


To successfully complete Christmas shopping and gift hunting, Velden's merchants guarantee plenty of choice and the best advice.


Swimming in Lake Wörthersee also in winter! At the weekly winter swim on Sunday at 10.00 am in front of the Schlosshotel Velden meet real swimming fans. There the common jump into the cold water takes place. Likewise to the New Year swimming on 1 January. It is always worthwhile to be there or at least to watch.


In the villages around Lake Wörthersee there are numerous traditional events, which offer all guests a nice insight into the Carinthian Advent season. Of course also a fixed point for all locals.


Authentic Advent concerts and a walk on the peninsula of Maria Wörth. A special insider tip during the contemplative Advent season. On the one hand to turn inward, on the other hand to look forward to a warming drink afterwards.


In order not to lose your vision in the winter fog, you should definitely visit the cloudless Advent market and observation tower on the Pyramidenkogel.


Different, but harmonious. In Klagenfurt, guests can expect different stagings of Christmas. To be found at the Old and New Square.


Although our Krampusse teach you fear at the sight, the masks are usually very artistically designed. A visit to a Krampus-rally is a must on your Advent bucket list.

Our advent attractions

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Concerts, customs, choral singing and more Advent events

Christmas feeling at the Wörthersee

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The pre-Christmas season in Carinthia

Advent in Carinthia means enjoyment, romance and authenticity. Above all, however, the pre-Christmas atmosphere offers deceleration. In summer, the Alpe Adria Trail connects the towns of Carinthia. In winter, however, it is the Advent markets and Christmas places. Accordingly, the serene mood of locals and guests can be experienced. Depending on whether they like to stroll through winter landscapes. Or perhaps they prefer to seek company at Advent markets. In any case, in Carinthia you will find everything your heart desires.

Places, markets and more

Advent markets are especially popular at Christmas time. Whether Villach, Klagenfurt, Velden or Millstatt. While you are strolling Christmassy, you will find the classics of a Christkindlmarkt everywhere. In addition, of course, genuine handicrafts will delight you. In no case should the typical Christmas scent be missing: First, the scent of incense. Second, subtle notes of mulled wine and punch. And third, of course, the irresistible smell of Christmas baking. Thus, childhood memories are reawakened in Carinthia.

Tradition and customs

In addition, customs and tradition are also very important. Especially the Carinthian folk culture offers many highlights. At Christmas time, it is above all choirs, Krampus groups and Christian customs that fill the calendar of events. Almost every place has its own special customs.

Experience nature

However, the south of Austria offers much more in the way of nature. Do you prefer a sporty and active Advent season? Whether skiing, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Numerous valleys and mountains invite you to activities. Basically, the following recommendation applies: during the day actively explore magnificent landscapes. In the evening, an idyllic end in a Christmas atmosphere. But a combination of both is also possible. One of the highlights of the Carinthian Advent is the Katschberg Advent Trail. From restored haystacks to tea stations and singing. There is plenty to experience during the 6.8-kilometer walk. And without kitsch and commercialism at 1,750 meters above sea level.

Well-being program

Got enough fresh air? The more you have discovered outdoors, the more you deserve a warming time-out. Although your accommodation offers you a wellness program, there are still a few tips. On the one hand, a visit to the Kärnten Therme in Villach is worthwhile. On the other hand, the Drautalperle in Spittal an der Drau. Somewhat higher up, there are also two spas in Bad Kleinkirchheim.

The bottom line is that there is no reason to stay away from Carinthia during Advent. Consequently, nothing stands in the way of a visit. In the meantime, you can find all the options for a journey here.

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