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Holidays with the family - unforgettable experiences in the holiday region “Villach – Lake Faaker - Lake Ossiacher”

A family holiday in the region “Villach – Lake Faaker - Lake Ossiacher” offers a variety of leisure activities for the whole family, fun and adventure in nature and plenty of opportunities to collect unforgettable memories. Just relax and be together, experience and enjoy the Carinthian cordiality together.
1 castle – 4 attractions for the whole family
Landskron Castle has a lot to offer.
Landskron Castle was one of the most magnificent Renaissance mansions in the Middle Ages. The “Burgherrenrunde” trail is a pure hiking adventure, with spectacular views of Villach, Lake Ossiach and Landskron Castle. There is much to marvel at whilst walking along the pleasant 3.6-kilometre-long hike, and the 180 metres of altitude are quickly covered within the first half hour. This hike can be perfectly combined with a visit to the Eagle Arena, the Castle Restaurant and the Monkey Mountain! With watching the birds of prey, more than 150 Japanese macaques and sampling the top culinary delights at the castle, the day just flies by!


A visit to the Bunker Museum
Austria's Cold War Alpine fortress. Discover the bunker facilities on the Wurzenpass together with your family and the last commander, Andreas Scherer. We especially recommend this contemporary history lesson (where you can literally touch history) as well as the special attraction "tank ride with cannon goulash” for families with older children. Learn more about the value of peace and the European Union and the dangers of the Cold War. From the Bunker Museum it is not far to the border triangle, a wonderful family ski area in winter and a hiking paradise between Austria, Italy and Slovenia in summer.


Discover the Dobratsch Nature Park
Nature and play in pristine nature.
The Villach Alpine Road leads 16.5 kilometres up to the Dobratsch, the Villach mountain. Here, Carinthia’s first natural park offers a paradise for families. Enjoy the many viewpoints on the way up – especially the skywalk over the Red Wall at parking lot number 6. At the top you can hike to the observation deck Gamsblick in 35 minutes and then carry on to the nature playground behind the Rosstrattn where you can play while waiting for your order of the magnificent Carinthian Kasnudel to be prepared by Andrea Riedel.


The best family hiking trails
Children just love walking here
In addition to the "Burgherrenrunde” trail, there are two other great family hiking trails, this time at Lake Faaker. While "On the trail of Woroun" is a hiking trail with barefoot sections for children between the ages of six and 12, the "fox track" in Oberaichwald appeals perfectly to children between the ages of four and eight. You can find lovingly designed brochures with exciting tasks for the children for both tours in the tourism information Faak and Drobollach and can also be found online on www.touren.kaernten.at.
Discover the best playgrounds in the region


Free fun for children and parents.
There are many great playgrounds in the region – here are our top five: Playgrounds at the Evangelical Church and at Wasenboden in Villach, the adventure playground at Camping Arneitz, the generation playground in Bad Bleiberg and the playground in the spa park in Bodensdorf!

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