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Traditions, Lifestyle & Habits in Carinthia

Carinthia attracts tourists not only with its charming nature and rich culinary traditions, but also with an abundance of interesting holidays. No matter what time of year it would be, you would have a great chance to witness some fabulous events during a trip. Fans of event tourism would like Perchtenlauf Festival held annually in January. The highlight of the festival is the procession with all the participants dressed up in scary-looking costumes and masks; after the march live entertainment and music events begin.
Cultural sights in Carinthia
Each city of Carinthia has its own unique historical monuments giving travelers a lot of impressions. Klagenfurt is the capital of the region; it has lots of historical objects, as well as popular...
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A very interesting holiday is held in February in the picturesque town of Bad Kleinkirchheim; it remains a permanent venue for the International Festival of balloons. Fans of unusual sports would be interested in event taking place at Weissen See; it is the world's biggest snow golf tournament.
The most interesting event of spring is Wine Festival bringing together winemakers from all over the world. During this large-scale holiday, guests have an opportunity to taste the rarest varieties of drinks and visit interesting themed events. It should be noted that the annual wine festival coincides with a string of holidays devoted to painting and art, so tourists could combine a visit to a wine tasting with interesting exhibitions and museums.
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1. Going for a trip, you should definitely learn a few phrases in Austrian and take a phrasebook with you. Almost all the locals speak foreign languages, but prefer to communicate in their native...
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In mid-April, one of the most soulful and romantic national holidays is held; we are speaking about lilies of the valley festival, which symbolizes the long-awaited arrival of spring. A huge amount of music lovers come to Salzburg in May, as a great music festival is held there. Those who wish to get acquainted with musical traditions of indigenous people are recommended to visit the festival held in August at Wolfgang See. The best folk groups of the region are involved in this celebration. Two major music festivals are held in October, one of which is devoted to the works of Bach, and the other is attracting fans of jazz music. The series of festivals is crowned by Christmas holidays; the most magnificent fairs and noisy leisure activities can be observed in Salzburg.
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Traditions in cities nearby Carinthia:


Ljubljana - 78.4 km
The main personality traits of local people are considered to be modesty, earnest, independence and diligence. At the first sight the local people may appear to city visitors avoidant and unsociable....
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Graz - 102.4 km
In order to get acquainted with the multifaceted culture of local residents, travellers are recommended to visit colorful national holidays that take place in Graz every year. Each celebration and...
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Salzburg - 147.8 km
Salzburg conquers the hearts of travelers by its unusual national celebrations. January is the time for the holiday known as "Perchten Procession" - a solemn procession. Absolutely everyone can...
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