Winter magic and Christmas stories between lake and mountain

The nights are getting shorter, the days are getting colder and the delicious aroma of baked apples and gingerbread fills the air. Christmas is coming, and the most peaceful time of year is upon us.

Advent in the region of Millstätter See - Bad Kleinkirchheim - Nockberge becomes an experience for all senses. In the magical Christmas village in Bad Kleinkirchheim with ice skating rink and contemplative light installations, producers from the village serve their homemade specialties. In addition, Genussland Kärnten show chef Marco Krainer reveals his tips for the perfect Christmas menu. During a torch-lit hike or a walk along the Advent Trail to the little church of St. Kathrein, in whose crypt the thermal water springs, the breath of Christmas is definitely in the air. After an active winter day, the Family & Health Spa invites you to swim under candlelight and enjoy Advent meditations. At the "Lichtweg im Advent" in Millstatt am See, artistic light shows and a soulful story await you. Thanks to an audio guide, the musical story can be experienced around the clock. Simply scan the QR code and immerse yourself in the fairytale world via headphones. A talking fairy tree welcomes you in the courtyard of Millstatt Abbey. The time at Lake Millstatt becomes especially romantic with a winterly boat trip. At the lido in Millstatt, you can set your own dream boat on the emerald green of the lake every day. In addition to pure Advent magic, Bad Kleinkirchheim's thermal baths and the Millstätter Badehaus attract visitors with relaxing spa offers.

Our tip: Adventhopping! Make the most beautiful Carinthian Advent experiences your own. We also recommend a visit to the contemplative Christmas village in Spittal, the Advent markets in Feldkirchen and Velden or a hike on the Katschberg Advent Trail.

With the ski resorts of Bad Kleinkirchheim, Sportberg Goldeck, Turracher Höhe, Hochrindl and Falkert, waiting for the Christ Child becomes an experience. If you prefer to be off the slopes, special moments await you on winter or snowshoe hikes, tobogganing and much more. In addition, the two thermal spas in Bad Kleinkirchheim and the bathhouse Millstätter See invite you to spend relaxing hours in the pre-Christmas season.


Millstätter See - Bad Kleinkirchheim - Nockberge Tourismusmanagement GmbH
Kaiser-Franz-Joseph-Straße 49
9872 Millstatt am See
T: +43 4766 3700