Villach - a charming town tucked away between mighty mountains and lovely lakes
Lake Faak with its clear, turquoise waters... Gerlitzen Mountain with Lake Ossiach at its feet.... This is just the perfect place for a memorable vacation. Moderate water temperatures, an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, and a total of nine lakes for swimming make Villach and its surroundings a fine destination for families.
Lakes and sunshine in Austria's southernmost Province
Water so clear you can drink it, reaching temperatures of up to 28 °C in summer... Enjoy swimming, water skiing, sailing, surfing and diving at Lake Faak and Lake Ossiach, or explore the charming mountainscape - including Gerlitzen, Verditz and Dobratsch - on foot or by mountain bike. There are numerous way-marked tracks and trails to choose from. You'd better not miss out on the birds of prey show at Burg Landskron. The ruins of Burg Finkenstein host a variety of music and comedy festivals throughout the year.
A rewarding destination throughout the year
The new KärntenTherme Warmbad Villach offers an outstanding swimming and spa experience in all weathers. Stroll along the streets of Villach and soak up the easy-going atmosphere spilling over from nearby Italy. In winter you may enjoy the peace and quiet of the lakes, or go skiing in the Gerlitzen and Dreiländereck ski areas, both of which boast skiable terrain and attractions for the whole family. By the way, Gerlitzen offers fantastic views of Klagenfurt.