Villach Vacation Packages

This city in the Austrian province of Carinthia is surrounded by mountains and lakes and is great base for hiking, skiing or snowboarding near the Italian and Slovenian border.

Already since Roman times, and especially during the Middle Ages, Villach has been at the crossroads of important European trading routes. With its close proximity to both Italy and Slovenia the city continues to serve as an important transportation hub and railway gateway.  Today’s population is about 60,000.

Stroll through the historic city center on foot and stop at cafés, restaurants or shops along the small, but busy, pedestrian zone. Enjoy a beer from the local city brewery and try some regional fruit, vegetables or meat specialties. Several times a week you can visit a farmers market.

Villach’s medieval main square dates back to the 12th century and much of the historic architecture can still be seen exploring hidden alleyways and courtyards. The Stadtpfarrkirche is the city’s main church. It was built during the 14th and 15th centuries in a late gothic style and towers over the main square. The local Stadtmuseum  (City Museum) showcases the town’s long history.

Main draws to the region are the numerous lakes and mountains surrounding the town. Within a half hour drive you can reach the shores of Lake Woerth (Woerthersee), Lake Ossiach (Ossiachersee) or Lake Faak (Faaker See). The scenic lakes are popular recreational destinations, mainly for swimming, boating and cycling.

Hike around the Dobratsch Mountain Nature Park during a ranger-guided nature exploration excursion. You can reach the Dobratsch mountain via the “Villacher Alpenstrasse” a panorama toll road with numerous vista stops along the way. The Gerlitzen mountain is best reached via a cable car overlooking Lake Ossiach and is a popular walking and hiking destination during summer, and skiing and snowboarding during winter.

Accommodation in Villach

Before you head to Villach, lock in your reservation for one of the 10 Villach accommodations that are listed on Expedia's hotel website.

Some of the more premium Villach stays are the Holiday Inn Villach, at Europaplatz 2, at Hauptplatz 26. and the Romantik Hotel Post, The Hotel City Villach and the Hotel Warmbaderhof may also be considered. The address of the Hotel City Villach is Bahnhofplatz 3, while the Hotel Warmbaderhof is located at Kadischenallee 22-24.

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