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Regio 68009

Advent at Lake Wörthersee

 Film Details


 : Global Television
 Episode Number: 68009
 Title: Advent at Lake Wörthersee
 Languages: E De
  10 Mins
 Produced: 2019

This festive tour takes us to Klagenfurt, the southernmost provincial capital of Austria, located directly on the Wörthersee lake. This is where our visit to the Advent period at Lake Wörthersee begins. An atmospheric journey to the Christmas markets, which are filled with a special festive kind of magic.

The atmospheric old town of the city is complemented by the Christmas market in its main square, the biggest market in the province of Carinthia with over fifty stalls. Nearby, at Pörtschach, which has been celebrating “Silent Advent” for a year, the romantically illuminated promenade and floating Christmas tree create a fairy-tale mood with the scent of biscuits, honey and gingerbread floating in the air.

Velden is also busy transforming itself from a bustling summer holiday resort to a Christmas wonderland, complete with beautifully decorated stands, chestnut roasters and a Ferris wheel, and all the while with the illuminated “Schloss am Wörthersee” as a Christmassy backdrop.

On the southern shore, the romantic Maria Wörth spreads out into the lake with its Gothic pilgrimage church ready to host idyllic festive Christmas concerts. Down below at the water’s edge are Christmas huts for visitors to experience the magic of an Advent night with decorated fir trees and an open campfire, an atmosphere only topped by the arrival of the illuminated Christmas ship.

Experiencing the atmosphere at the Christmas markets around the lake creates eager anticipation for the coming celebration. At an Advent at the Wörthersee, you can enjoy both the splendour and the silence of the various wintry towns and each of their unique Advent fairytales.