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.
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Winter wonderland at the heart of Carinthia
Welcome to the sunny south of Austria! Heaps of snow, well-groomed cross-country skiing trails, frozen-over lakes and numerous Christmas-related events and activities make for a fabulous winter experience for the old and young!
The Gerlitzen and Dreiländereck ski areas (the latter touches the borders to Italy and Slovenia) offer perfect conditions for beginners, advanced and professional skiers. Villach at the River Drau lends itself to (window) shopping, pub-crawling, dining and a lot more! Off-piste activities include back-country skiing, cross-country skiing, and tobogganing at the Dobratsch Nature Sanctuary. In addition, you can explore the lively town of Villach and get an impression of the heartfelt hospitality it is famous for. The Warmbad-Villach spa center leaves nothing to be desired: There are numerous facilities and attractions for a fun day out for families. Enjoy outstanding spa pleasures at the KärntenTherme Warmbad-Villach spa center, featuring cutting-edge health, fitness and relaxation facilities.
A haven of recreation and relaxation at the heart of Carinthia!
The holiday resorts of Villach-Warmbad • Faaker See • Ossiacher See offer all the prerequisites to make your stay a memorable and relaxing experience!
Unparalleled summer experience for families
The wide variety of facilities on offer leaves nothing to be desired!
Longing for holidays in tune with nature, for holidays in a friendly and hospitable environment?
Villach and its surroundings offer it all - and even more! There are nine lovely lakes embedded in a picture postcard mountain scenery, offering all kinds of water sports including water skiing and sailing.
The Gerlitzen, Verditz, Dreiländereck and Dobratsch mountains stand for outdoor sports and action: rock climbing, paragliding, walking and hiking, romantic moonlight tours, and a lot more.
Charming Villach is the very heart of the region. It is the perfect destination for (window) shoppers, culture vultures, and those interested in arts and architecture (marvel at the beautiful Renaissance buildings!). Drop in at some of the lovely pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Having spent the day out exploring Villach, there is nothing to beat a few moments of relaxation at the Warmbad-Villach or (from summer 2012) the Warmbad-Villach KärntenTherme spa centers.
The entire region boasts numerous attractions and places of interest to keep the whole family entertained.