Clear alpine air, lakes with drinking water quality, in between hundreds of hiking trails and some of the best bike trails in Carinthia. The region around the charming town of Villach in the south of Austria is a natural paradise.
Looking down from lush mountain pastures you can enjoy the view over the majestic mountains,and the glistening water of the 26-degrees-warm lakes. Nature and sport, culture and enjoyment: the region at the corner between Austria, Italy and Slovenia guarantees holiday fun at its best.
From the shores of lake Ossiacher See the Kanzelbahn cable railway leads up to the Gerlitzen Alp, a family adventure mountain for the whole family with a high-ropes course, mountain carts and perfect conditions for paragliders. From May onwards, you can go for a swim in its water. Or you can cycle around the lake and discover the numerous attractions.
The turquoise lake Faaker See with an idyllic island in its middle is a true paradise. In case of rainy weather: the KärntenTherme in Villach-Warmbad offers swimming fun and a large fitness and spa area and there are many day trip destinations waiting for you.
The heart of the region is Villach, a charming town next to the rive Drau with an attractive inner city. It is here that the joy of life of the local population can be felt and where many celebrations take place throughout the year. Enjoy the unique Carinthian cuisine in the many restaurants and inns as well as the wonderful regional products on the local markets.
Tip: With the Erlebnis CARD, given out by certain hosts, you can take part in many cycling, hiking and cultural activities – for free!
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