living reading time: 5 min publication date: 29.09.2021


© Stadt Villach
Flyer of the initiative Augen auf! Villach

The welcome2villach team collects the most important news from around Villach in a compact, monthly “News Story”, with links to more information. In October there is news about the extension of Villach’s vaccination campaign, Congress Center Villach, the city’s citizen participation app, and also all about cultural and culinary events!

  • Villach’s “Sommerspitzer” vaccination campaign has been extended into October. More than 2,500 people have taken advantage of this offer in the last several months, and now more dates have been scheduled where you can get vaccinated against COVID-19 without an appointment. You can read all the relevant information about it here.
  • The Congress Center Villach (CCV) is turning 50 years old! Thanks to its ideal location in the Alps-Adriatic region, its state-of-the-art technical equipment, and its focus on sustainability, the CCV counts as one of the leading event centers in Austria. It has nine conference rooms and two large halls: the Josef-Resch Hall with 1,060 seats (named after Joseph Resch, Villach’s former mayor and the originator of the event center), and the Gottfried-von-Einem Hall with 525 seats. Since opening, more than 15,000 events have taken place here, at which more than 5 million visitors have taken part.
  • In September, the citizen participation appAugen Auf! Villach” was introduced within the context of an information day at the Rathausplatz. With help from the app, all issues, problems, malfunctions, and breakdowns in public spaces can be reported quickly and easily to the responsible city office or department. There have been 6,000 app registrations and more than 6,200 reports that have been dealt with since the app was released in 2018.
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Doctor vaccines a patient against COVID-19
© CCV Archiv
Black and white photograph of women performing on the CCV stage
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The Congress Center Villach at the river Drau
  • After Hans-Gasser-Platz and Bahnhofstraße, the Postgasse will get redesigned as a shared space, though only temporarily. Until October 8th the street will be greened, there will be places to sit and rest, and there will be an art platform which clubs and organizations can use for performances.
  •  Villach’s popular children’s theater subscription program will start again in October. There will be productions for young theater fans of all ages, with three different subscription choices: “Minis” for kids 2 and up, “Kids” for kids 4 and up, and “Juniors” for kids 7 and up.
  • We’re looking forward to the following events in October:
    • Villach’s fall beer festival, Bierherbst, with more than 27 participating companies, over 30 events, and more than 100 beers, is taking place until October 17.
    • Villach will become a crime scene while the Krimifest murder mystery festival makes a guest appearance in our city on the Drau. “Investigations” will take place in Warmbaderhof and the Kunsthaus Sudhaus of the Villacher Brewery, among other locations.
    • On October 17 actor and baritone Max Müller and jazz pianist Tonč Feinig will take visitors on a musical journey with the motto “Carinthia in person” (“Kärnten höchstpersönlich”). Tickets for the 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows (Venue: CCV Villach) are available in the Villach Ticket Office Knapp and at all Ö-Ticket sales outlets.
    • On the weekends between October 1-16 the  KÜCHENKULT fall culinary festival will take place. With the theme “KÜCHENKULT goes Slow Food”, the participating caterers will treat you to seasonal and regional delicacies in a very special atmosphere over the course of unforgettable eventings. Tickets for the events can be bought here.
© Martin Hofmann
Delicious meal by Küchenkult
© Kurt Hörbst
Actors performing on the stage
© Bierherbst Villach
Thomas Santler and Andreas Sollbauer of Villacher Bier