Advent at Lake Millstatt in Austria
Experience a traditional Advent in Carinthia
The Christmas season brings peace and tranquillity to Carinthia from November onwards. Lake Millstatt and the charming villages around it provide a tranquil backdrop for Advent events by the lake and make Advent in Carinthia something truly special. Stroll along the lake promenade, visit the Advent market on the lake or get into the Christmas spirit at one of the concerts.
The floating Christmas market in Carinthia
Not far from Hotel am See****Die Forelle, you will find a floating Advent market, a magical world of sparkling lights and delicious aromas. This romantic Christmas market is held by the Kap 4613 bar out on a large terrace on the lake. Enjoy mulled wine, chestnuts, sausages and other delicious treats surrounded by the warm glow of the fire pits. The market also includes a selection of concerts and events.
The Advent market at Hotel am See****Die Forelle
There is also a festive Advent market at Hotel am See****Die Forelle. Meet other guests over a hot drink, browse through lovely gifts and embrace the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas.
Advent and Christmas traditions in Carinthia
In Carinthia and throughout the Alps, the Christmas season is a time of customs and tradition. Guests can get a taste of local customs at one of the nativity plays or by visiting a Perchten or Krampus parade, which is a traditional event where demon-like creatures from Alpine folklore parade through the streets in elaborate costumes. These events are held in all of the larger towns and villages in the area. A comprehensive collection of alpine, oriental and localnativity scenes can also be admired at Porcia Castle.
More Christmas markets near Lake Millstatt
If you want to experience even more festive celebrations, you can visit the Christmas markets in Spittal an der Drau and in Radenthein. In Spittal, the city park next to the historic Porcia Castle is transformed into a Christmas wonderland during Advent. Regional crafts, Christmas concerts, culinary delights and a comprehensive children's programme invite visitors to browse and enjoy.
Winter holidays in Carinthia
Experience the magic of Advent on wintry Lake Millstatt. Our family-run Hotel am See****Die Forelle is located right by the lake for wonderful winter holidays in Carinthia. The numerous ski resorts in the area and the option to enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ski touring means you are spoilt for choice during a winter holiday in Carinthia. Fill out our non-binding enquiry form to reserve one of our cosy and welcoming rooms today.