Cultural in Friesach


On the last Saturday in July, electric lights are extinguished and the town is closed off and lit by torches and flares as jesters, princesses and armoured knights stroll around juggling, fire-eating and staging jou…
Sports in Lienz

Dolomiten Mann

Lienz hosts the testosterone-fuelled Dolomiten Mann in September, a Red Bull–sponsored competition billed as the world’s toughest team challenge. Headlining the program is the cross-country relay race, where teams o…
Sports in Klagenfurt

Vollmond Schwimmen

A beautifully simple summer celebration, swimmers and SUP-boarders take to the warm waters of the lake between Strandbad Loretto and Strandbad Maiernigg while the full moon rises, with DJs and other post-swim entert…
Music in Villach


On the first Saturday in August, the pedestrian centre is taken over by the Kirchtag, a folk-music festival featuring national and local musicians. Many events begin during the preceding week, culminating on the Sat…
Music in Klagenfurt

Wörthersee Classics Festival

Five world-famous composers, each of whom grew up during the latter years of the Austrian empire, also lived and worked at some point on Wörthersee: Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg and Anton von Webern from Vienna, the ad…
Theatre in Friesach

Petersberg Fortress

The site for open-air theatre in summer, where performances range from Shakespeare to Brecht. Obtain details and tickets from the tourist office.
Music in Millstatt

Musikwochen Millstatt

Brings performances of classical and jazz music every year from May to September; most performances take place in the Abbey church.
Music in Klagenfurt

Klagenfurter Stadtfest

Annual two-day music and theatre festival.