Villach region
Alpine free spirit with Mediterranean lifestyle.

The Villach region
in Carinthia.

Not only famous for Carnival.

Villach region

Villach: Just 10 km from the Karnerhof, the town at the centre of the leisure and shopping. There's a beautiful city centre with numerous restaurants, cafés, bistros, and pubs. Small alleys, well-stocked boutiques and sunny squares characterise Carinthia's second-largest city with its 60,000 inhabitants.

Let the Drau city take hold of you with its relaxed attitude to life. When you spend time here, you'll not only be served a romantic old town, but also the exciting Alpe-Adria region as a bonus. Thanks to its immediate proximity to Slovenia and Italy, Villach counts as a Mediterranean free spirit with an Alpine lifestyle. Here you're more likely to find cappuccino rather than Austrian melange, tiramisu rather than Sacher torte, a Friulano rather than a Veltliner. There are also museums, galleries and, of course, a shopping mile - so variety is guaranteed.

In the Villach - Faaker See - Lake Ossiach region, the Carinthian joie de vivre is palpable and festivities are writ large. Gourmet holidaymakers will savour the unique Carinthian cuisine in the many restaurants and inns as well as the wonderful regional products at the local markets. Add to this the spicy-clear Alpine air, bathing lakes with drinking water quality, mixed in with an extensive network of hiking trails and bike trails - the Villach region in the heart of Carinthia is a natural paradise for active holidaymakers at any time of the year.

Starting point for holiday experiences.

The region around Villach is a true natural idyll. From the top of mountain pastures, you can enjoy the views over the Alps-Adriatic mountains and the lakes in the valley, glistening in the summertime sun with water reaching 26 degrees. Nature and sports, culture and culinary enjoyment: the three-country triangle of Austria, Italy and Slovenia makes every holiday in Villach an unforgettable experience. From the shore of Lake Ossiach, the Kanzel cable car leads to the Gerlitzen Alpe, a family adventure mountain with a rope climbing course, slopes for tubing and the best thermals for paragliders. The turquoise blue Lake Faaker See with its idyllic island in the middle of the lake almost seems like a paradise. Those who prefer to enjoy the lake experience with dry land below their feet can set out on one of the numerous cycling and hiking tours around the lakes.

Special attractions in the region.

Lovely, exciting and educational, unique and unusual - the Villach region offers a variety of multi-faceted destinations for a family holiday. Here are just a few examples:

Citrus garden on Lake Faaker See

Monkey Mountain Landskron

Dobratsch Nature Park

Experience the region.

Erlebnis CARD for the Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See region.

Do whatever you feel like. Wonderful! In the area around Lake Faaker See, it never gets boring. Promise. Numerous well-marked hiking trails and cycling routes aslong with a wide variety of water sports are waiting to be discovered. Many different golf courses invite you to tee off. We think that the turquoise blue Lake Faaker See is the most beautiful place to swim. See for yourself - and feel free to make comparisons! There are many other water oases such as Lake Ossiach and Lake Wörth or the Kärnten Therme within easy reach by car.

Ask at our reception for the free Villach Region Erlebnis CARD. From May to October, adults and children can choose from a wide range of activities with more than 600 sports, nature and cultural highlights. Some highlights: Themed city tours in Villach, take the bike bus to Slovenia, mountain bike trail workshop, kayak taster course, tour of the famous stone house by star architect Günther Domenig in Ossiach, and many, many more.

Events for every taste.





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