Holidays in the Villach-Faaker See-Ossiacher See region
The Villach-Faaker See-Ossiacher See region in Austria’s southernmost Province stands for breathtaking mountains, crystal-clear lakes, a mild climate, friendly people, innumerable leisure time activities throughout the year and an almost Mediterranean atmosphere. It is home to the Dobratsch Nature Park with an average 45 days of sunshine between November and January. Gerlitzen Alpe and Dreiländereck lend themselves to Alpine skiing, while the Dobratsch Nature Park makes a paradise for backcountry skiing and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. Thanks to an inspiring blend of sports, culture and culinary highlights Villach and its surroundings have become a popular holiday destination for the old and young.
Fabulous summer break
Ringed by mighty peaks and gently rolling hills, the lakes of the Villach / Faaker See and Ossiacher See areas are the most popular summer destinations in Austria’s southernmost Province. They benefit from a mild climate and an unrivaled sunshine record. Lake Faak is renowned for its turquoise waters. It attracts swimming enthusiasts of all ages, and families with toddlers in particular. Lake Ossiach, the longest lake in the area, is highly popular among those who love fishing and all kinds of water sports. Here, cycling perfectly combines with water pleasures.
Innumerable trails for walking and hiking wind their ways across lush meadows, gently rolling hills and past inviting mountain lodges and restaurants. Golf aficionados love the Schloss Finkenstein 18-hole golf course. Villach and its surroundings also make a fine destination for cyclists, allowing them to combine exercise with an unparalleled nature experience. There are plenty of routes and trails to suit people of all ages and ambitions. Among the region’s highlights is the 27-kilometer route along the shores of Lake Ossiach, which also offers access to the Drau cycling route. Visiting Carinthia, you’d better not miss out on a stroll through charming Villach with its winding alleys and Mediterranean climate.