No matter whether you want to spend your holiday in town, visiting cultural attractions or shopping, on an active cycling trip (Drau Cycle Path!) or in natural surroundings in the mountains or on one of the lakes around Villach, the Drau town can offer it all.
This includes a variety of destinations, such as Landskron Castle with its eagle show and monkey mountain. The course of the year is also marked by exciting events and cultural highlights: from the Villach Carnival and Austria’s largest traditional folklore event, the Villacher Kirchtag, to the Küchenkult culinary festival and the Alpe-Adria Bike Festival.
If you are looking for a relaxed stay with plenty of recreation, then Warmbad-Villach will be perfect for you. Here you will find the KärntenTherme spa, the pool above the original thermal spring, a first-class hotel, and health and therapy centres. In Warmbad you can also experience a unique spectacle of nature: the “Maibachl”, a thermal spring right in the middle of the forest, which bubbles up mainly, but not only, when the snow melts. The water, which is at 28 degrees, is caught in two natural pools which are an inviting spot for swimming and relaxing.
Winter sports lovers are drawn to the Gerlitzen Alpe or the Dreiländereck. The Dobratsch Nature Park is an inviting area for ski touring, snowshoe hiking and tobogganing. And ice skating fans in Villach don’t have to wait for the lakes or ponds to freeze over: at the Villach Advent Market in the town centre you can take a twirl on a romantically-lit skating rink.