Events

Numerous events take place in the Geopark Karavanke. Here you will find the most important ones!


City: Bad Eisenkappel

Every year in June the Ebriach celebrates traditional church day. Church of the Holy Joseph, according to oral tradition, is the oldest church in the wider district and is sometimes considered to be a famous pilgrimage church. The spring of the \"cold water\" (Kaltwasser) in the courtyard of the parson\'s house also during prolonged periods of drought does not withered. They attributed to it miraculous healing power. For the first time this church was mentioned in the documents in the 2nd century. In year 1357 St. Joseph Baptist became her protector. All three altars are made of wood and in the main altar is a statue of the Virgin Mary with Jesus.


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City: Bad Eisenkappel

Every year in the month of July in the Gothic church Korte celebrates the church day. Followed by dancing under a large linden tree. Mountain church of Holy cross (Heiligen-Kreuz) was build at the end of Trögerner Klamm in year 1860 by owner of the surrounding land Pristovnik. Since that time is in Trögerner Klamm around the church the cemetery and the parson\'s house.


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City: Bad Eisenkappel

A succursal church of the St.. Margarethen in Remschenig is supposed to be built around the year 1600. All three wooden parts of the altar were from the 17th century. The main altar is dedicated to St. Margarethen, one of the side altar to St. Gregor and the other of the side altar to St.Gertrud. Every year in August at this church celebrates the \"church day\".


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City: Bad Eisenkappel

A succursal Church of St.. Leonhard is one of the highest altitude churches of Carinthia and is located outside the region of the Valley Remscheniggraben. The church is surrounded by an iron chain. This chain was forged from Turkish horse bridles. The St. Leonhard is the patron of prisoners and refugees and assistant in animal diseases. In particular, it should be noted a cassette deck ceiling from the year 1760. The paintings are incomparably beautiful.


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City: Bad Eisenkappel

The church galley and tower are Romanesque. In the 16th century it was built a side galley on the south side. This was also used as a tomb. One final stone shows a pigeon, the other a buck. All parts of the altar are from the baroque and made of wood. The main altar originates from the middle of 18th century. It\'s ground plan is composed of two concentric circles. Worth seeing are especially the frescoes, which were discovered in year 1957, among them Madonna, who sits on a crescent with Jesus in her arms. The picture is framed with a typical frame with winding and twisted forms that were typical for the time of the late 16th century.


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City: Bad Eisenkappel

The Coppla Kasa Association (an association of farmers from Carinthia and Slovenia) offers products from its own production. Here you can taste honey, tea, liqueurs, brandy, sausages, bacon, pasta, wool and processed products! Festival takes place once a year (September) in Bad Eisenkappel.


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City: Bad Eisenkappel

You will be witness of the largest tasting tray with bacon in the world (from whole animal), which is celebrated with a big festival. Morning meetings beside the food and chatting ....


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City: Črna na Koroškem

The winter event, Snow castles and sculptures of King Matjaž in Črna na Koroškem, takes place in the month of January, every year since 1993 on the plain Mintnek below the Peca Mountain. The event was until today visited by over tens of thousands of visitors. Group of builders come from all over Slovenia, neighboring Austria and also from other European countries. The main event is a competition of teams in building snow castles and sculptures. Three-day events is accompanied by a rich cultural and sports program, which is entirely related to the legend of King Matjaž. By building castles we make relaxed and playful winter day at foot of the Peca Mountain.


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City: Črna na Koroškem

The Municipality of Črna na Koroškem have since the independence of Slovenia organized a meeting of statesmens and stateswomans under the Najevnik linden tree (Najevska lipa)- the oldest in Slovenia. Each year, under the mighty treetop of Najevnik linden tree meet statesmens and citizens of the Republic of Slovenia. This is a social meeting where they presented traditional crafts and skills, the activity of primary school, clubs in the city and various cultural achievements of the locals. The meeting was conceived with a rich cultural program and the local cuisine, which is for all visitors complimentary. A meeting takes place late in June or early in July.


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City: Črna na Koroškem

In Črna na Koroškem, under the leadership by Tourist society of Črna na Koroškem and in cooperation with other societies and individuals organizing each year in the second half of August the traditional Tourist week of Koroška. This is a traditional event, which is among the oldest in Slovenia and has been running since 1955. Every year they have organized 60 to 70 cultural, ethnographic, sports and entertainment events, exhibitions, lectures and stage performances. The central event is an all-day fair, which attracts large crowds of people.


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City: Črna na Koroškem

The Mountaineering society of Ravne na Koroškem has since 1993 at the end of December organized a night hike over the mountain to his father in memory of the way through the Koroška mountains, which in year 1932 passed by wife of Prežihov Voranc with her two daughters to the Eisenkappel to met her husband and father, writer Lovro Kuhar – Prežihov Voranc. Hikers come with buses or private vehicles to the farm Lipold in Koprivna. From there they have gone on foot, by the light of flashlights, toward the Sun Koprivna in Austria, where at the midnight hike in the Raztočnik farm ends. There are already waiting buses or personal transportation for hikers.


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City: Solčava

An alpine descent from under the Raduha Mountain is a special game with special rules, which has already been organized for 54 years by GRS Koroška and the Črna na Koroškem Alpine Club. It is a winter ride in pairs, a combination of walking, downhill skiing and skiing on the difficult terrain that starts in the mountain hut at Grohot, leads to the foot of the Raduha mountain, to the rock jump and then back to the hut. The event was well-known among mountain rescuers, off-piste skiers and alpinists from Slovenia, every year it attends about 50 daredevils, including also the representatives of feminine.


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 02.08.2014
Start: 20:00
Culture house Sittersdorf
Organizer:
SPD Trta Žitara vas


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 04.05.2014
The Rückersdorf fire department
The doors open day at the Rückersdorf fire department with firefightwer training excercises.


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 16.08.2014 and 17.08.2014
next to the Rückersdorf fire department


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 02.05.2014
Start: 17:30
The Altendorf fire department – The church of St. Andrä


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 17.07.2014
Start: 17:30
Performance area next to the Altendorf fire department
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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 01.05.2014;
Start: 07:00;
Meeting place: Unterort (Krewalder);
Organizer: The Association of nature lovers Sittersdorf


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 26.10.2014 Start:9:00 Meeting place: The Sittersdorf Municipal and local centre Organizer: The Association of nature lovers Sittersdorf


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 31.12.2014;
Start: 09:00;
Meeting place: The Sittersdorf Municipal and local centre Organizer: The Association of nature lovers Sittersdorf


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 28.11.2014;
Start: 16:00;
The Advent Fair on the farm Piroutz in Müllnern


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 23.08.2014;
Start: 08:00;
Meeting place: The Benetek Inn, Sagerberg


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 24.08.2014;
Start: 10:00;
Sports field in Pfannsdorf;
Organizer: The St. Philippen village community


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City: Sittersdorf

Date: 28.09.2014
Start: 10:00;

Holy Mass with the blessing of the wine and the opening of the 11th Festival of wine with rich cultural and culinary program.


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City: Kotlje

The Koroška traditional Carnival in Kotlje has been running since 1978 and is attended each year by large numbers of visitors from all over the Mežica Valley. The event is known for group masks on carts, which traveling along the main road from the Rimski vrelec to the village centre


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

The fair is organized by the Tourist Association Ravne na Koroškem in the parking lot of Sports Centre. Each year the fair visit mass trades folk from all over Slovenia, what also attracts people from the surrounding towns. This fair takes place two weeks before Easter.


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

The celebration of Midsummer Day is organized by the Tourist Association Ravne na Koroškem. The event attracts crowds from the Koroška region, since this event is every year diversify with funfair and a band. The event takes place on the outskirts of the village Javornik (main road Ravne-Kotlje) in the large parking lot at the entrance to the village. The event has become a tradition, on the night before May Day.


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City: Bleiburg

After Egydi day, follow time of taking place of the Bleiburger Wiesenmarkt fair, which is continuously going since year 1393. Considered as the greatest folk festival of the lower Carinthia, which is annually visited by 100,000 visitors.
Information: www.bleiburger-wiesenmarkt.at


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City: Podgora nad Kotljami

The May Day meetings by the Lake Ivarčko organized a Trade Union of Metal and Electrical Industry of Slovenia (SKEI). The event attracts crowds from Koroška, since this event is each year, diversified by musical groups. The event takes place in the near of village Kotlje on the Lake Ivarčko


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

The days of city Ravne na Koroškem are organized by the Institute for culture, sport, tourism and youth activities, Tourist Office Ravne and the Municipality of Ravne na Koroškem in the parking lot in front of the swimming pool complex. All other events are taking place around vicinity of the city Ravne in participation of interested clubs and caterers, who create their own short programs before their facilities. The event takes place at the end of August since year 2002.


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

Events take place in the second half of December in the city centre of the Municipality of Ravne na Koroškem.


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

Traditional closure of the old year is organized by the Institute for culture, sport, tourism and youth activities. The event is diversify with magnificent fireworks.
December 31


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

The traditional New Year\\\'s Eve run is organized by the Tourist Association Ravne and is each year visited mass. The event takes place around the village of Javornik.


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City: Kotlje

They are dedicated to the memory of slovenian writer Lovro Kuhar-Prežihov Voranc and his brothers Ivan, Alojz and August, which have left a significant mark on both the local as well as in the Pan-Slovenians and the wider area. Held every year in the second half of October so that every day of the week in Kotlje or in the vicinity happening at least one event.


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

The Cultural Association Svitanje from Ravne na Koroškem in celebration of the National Day preparing a traditional event-folk singing under the linden tree, which takes place in the garden of the Lečnik Inn.


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

The traditional meeting of choirs from Bleiburg to Dravograd is the oldest form of cooperation and socializing along singers from both sides of the border. It began in October 1966 at the initiative of the conductor and musician Mr. Tone Ivartnik, who also name this meeting. The name comes from a song from Bleiburg to Dravograd for which there are two well-known cover songs, which are the work of Luka Kramolc and Janez Petjak.


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

In the context of an event \\\"Week of sport in Ravne\\\", which is organized by the Association of Sports Clubs Ravne and takes place at the end of May, has traditionally takes place also a mountain run on the Naravske ledine.

Start is at the monument of Prežihov Voranc at Preški vrh, a finish line at the hut of Mountaineering society Ravne (1,072 m altitude). Run length is approximately nine kilometers in altitude difference of 600 meters.


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

The Mountaineering Association Ravne has every year in the second half of December organized a night hike \"Over the mountain to his father\". The meeting place for hikers is in Ravne na Koroškem, from where buses take hikers to Koprivna in the municipality of Črna na Koroškem. From there, their journey continue on foot, first to the farm Kumer and then cross the border at the border crossing of Luže. The trail leads them on to the farm Čemer, where for the hikers await foreigners from Carinthia with a rich cultural program and refreshments. The route ends at the Raztočnik, about eight kilometers before Bad Eisenkappel. There hikers go to buses and returns to Ravne. For the safety of hikers in addition to the hikers themselves take care mountain rescuers and guides from Mountaineering Associations, who groups of mountaineers brought to the hike.


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City: Ravne na Koroškem

The annual celebration of Midsummer Day in Javornik on the eve of May Day. The event is diversify with funfair for children, catering, band and fireworks.


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City: Feistritz ob Bleiburg

The Traditional Beautiful Sunday on the Petzen mountain on the plateau \\\"Hochplateau von Siebenhütten\\\" at 1,700 meters above sea level This event takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. The popularity of mountain events, gaining extensive trend dress in traditional costume beautiful location of the church built in the unique mountain landscape and easy access with the gondola - all this contributed to the fact that the Beautiful Sunday on the Petzen mountain is with more than 4,000 visitors from Austria and abroad, one of the biggest events in the region.


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City: Prevalje

This is a family friendly hike in June, taking place on a Friday before bonfire night. The families get together at the churches of Leše, where the hiking on the mysterious trails of the Sorry Wives (Žal Žene). On the way there are secret hints left by the Sorry Wifes and the kids find them, collect them and follow them. Before the climb into the overgrown world of their home there is a rest stop where the hikers can refresh themselves with a fairy drink prepared for them by the Wives. The trail of quiet expectations is rewarded as the children attract the Wives with song. The Wives tell them where and how they live and say goodbye by giving them special small fairy pouches.
Contact: info@lese.si; + 386 (0)51 84 34 44,
+386 (0)31 34 78 67 – Hedvika,
+386 (0)41 77 81 91 – Klavdija.


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City: Prevalje

June, Friday - Before bonfire night

This is a family friendly hike in June (friday before bonfire night). On the way there are secret hints left by the Sorry Wifes and the kids find them, collect them and follow them. Before the climb into the overgrown world of their home there is a rest stop where the hikers can refresh themselves with a fairy drink pre¬pared for them by the Wives. The trail of quiet expectations is rewarded as the children at¬tract the Wives with song. The Wives tell them where and how they live and say goodbye by giving them special small fairy pouches.

www.lese.si
info@lese.si;
+386 (0)41 77 81 91 – Klavdija.


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City: Prevalje

DATE 8th of February at 12 noon.

A traditional football tournament that attracts recreational football players (politicians, ministers, pastors, police officers, journalists, directors…). The Slovene day of culture is honoured with a football tournament. The event is tied with charity


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION The Uršlja gora mountain

DATE January

This are traditional gatherings in June and December organized by the Mountaineering Society Prevalje.


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City: Prevalje 

DATE February / March

This is one of the rare traditional children’s spring carnival events in the area of Koroška which has been held every year since 1951. Children from other kindergartens and schools take part in this event along with the children of Prevalje.


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City: Prevalje 

DATE February / March

This is a traditional meeting of choirs from Pliberk to Traberk and it represents one of the oldest forms of cooperation and socialising of singers from both sides of the border of Koroška. It all started in October 1966 under the encouragement of musician and conductor Tone Ivartnik who named the gathering after a song From Pliberk to Traberk. Two versions of this song exist, both of which are the work of Luka Kramolc and Janez Petjak.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Prevalje

DATE The second week in September

This is a mixture of fun, cultural and sports events in the month of September. Under the organization of the fall gatherings this event has taken place in Prevalje in the second week of September since 1987. It includes a number of entertainment and sports activities. The event was named by Janez Mrdavšič, a language professor, writer and long-term headmaster of the central library of Dr. Franc Sušnik in Ravne na Koroškem.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Prevalje

DATE The second week in September

Takes place during the time of the Fall gatherings and has been taking place ever since 1995. The event lasts for two days and usually around the 17th of September when it starts with the day of the new reading year of the reading badge. Along with the cultural workshops and events it preserves the memory of the writer Leopold Suhodolčan and preserves the tradition of the reading badge, which started in Prevalje. It is organized by the local primary school.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Prevalje

DATE In the time of the fall gatherings

The Wednesday fair in the time of the Fall gatherings is organized under the community of Prevalje. Every year the fair is visited by numerous salesmen and craftsmen from all over Slovenia which also attracts a large number of visitors. This is one of the strongest and most well visited events of the Fall gatherings.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Prevalje

DATE Oktober

Is an annual gathering of folk choir creativity on October organized by the cultural society Mohorjan.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Prevalje

DATE November

A cultural – artistic event in November to honour the compatriot dr. Franc Sušnik on his birthday. The event is organized by the cultural society Mohorjan.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Gostilna Brančurnik Prevalje

DATE November

The public fund for cultural activities in Slovenia, with the local branch Ravne na Koroškem organizes an annual gathering of small vocalist groups from the wider area of Koroška in collaboration with the quintet Ajda (buckwheat) and the pub Brančurnik under the name: »D'čva nabira brančur«.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Town centre of Prevalje

DATE December

Cultural and entertainment events in December in the core of the town Prevalje in cooperation with the local school, kindergarten and cultural societies in the community.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Prevalje

DATE 31st of December

The goodbye to the old year traditionally takes place on the sports stadium Ugasle peči under the organisation of the community Prevalje and sports societies. The event is enriched with a musical programme and fireworks.


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City: Prevalje

Location: The area of the municipality

Date: end of August

International Traditional Painting-sculpture camp Art Karinta, which meet annually to international amateur artists. Camp is organized by KD Art Karinta Prevalje. Purpose of their artworks is to enrich the environment. Some of them are also given to charities.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Poljana

DATE Saturday before the 15th of May

An event visited by many crowds every year is a traditional event to honour the last fights of World War II on the European soil. It takes place on a Saturday before the 15th of May. The event takes place next to the monument of Freedom and Peace in the Memorial park of Freedom and Peace on Poljana.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Poljana

DATE June, the evening before the national
holiday.

Is organized by the Tourist society Poljana in June on the evening before the day of nationality. It takes place next to the bonfire at the double hayrack and the church of St. Janez (St. John) on Poljana.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Poljana

DATE The second half of the month September

Under the double hayrack on Poljana the event gathers more and more buyers and viewers every year. Some people only come to see the event, others to buy but everyone comes to enjoy a pleasant gathering and talking under the hayrack. The fair is organized by TD Poljana.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Holmec

DATE May

Traditional events celebrating the local holiday KS Holmec in cooperation with the societies in the town


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City: Prevalje

LOCATION Holmec

DATE The Saturday before the 15th of May
Holmec.

The hike is dedicated to honour the last fights of World War two which took place on European soil in Poljana. The event is organized by KS Holmec


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Leše

DATE 8th February

On the cultural holiday on the 8th of February at 12 o’clock everyone who is a lover of poetry meets at the top of the Volinjak in the quiet safety of the krastic surroundings. The event is organized by KD Leše.


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City: Prevalje

LOCATION Šentanel

DATE 7th February

Takes place on the evening before the holiday. Organized by KD Šentanel.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Šentanel

DATE October

An event that takes place in October on the birthday of Luka Kramolc, a local, music ethnographic collector, writer, folk song organizer, composer and professor of music.


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City: Prevalje 

LOCATION Poljana

DATE In the time of the Fall gatherings

Organized under the traditional Fall gatherings of Prevalje the Horse-riding society Poljana – Prevalje organizes a presentation and demonstration of an old tradition – števhanje. Števhanje (German Kufenstechen) is an old tradition or better said an old folk boy game where riders try to break a little barrel placed on a stich during galloping.


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