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Region Villach

Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See

A natural paradise for active holidaymakers

Fresh mountain air, swimming lakes with water pure enough to drink and extensive hiking paths and bike trails in between. The Villach region in the heart of Carinthia is a natural paradise for active holidaymakers at any time of year.

Faaker See
Faaker See

Faaker See

The turquoise Lake Faak with its idyllic island in the middle looks almost like paradise. Active holidaymakers can look forward to all sorts of activities not only on and in the water, but all around the lake too. Tips: a kayak tour through the reed belt, the Kopein mountain bike trail, the Kanzianiberg rock climbing centre, hiking on the Alpe-Adria-Trail (Stage 22) and a visit to the European Bike Week.

Frühling am Ossiacher See
Franz Gerdl; © Kärnten Werbung
Ossiacher See

Ossiacher See

From the shores of Lake Ossiach, the largest of the nine swimming lakes in the region, the Kanzelbahn gondola leads up to the Gerlitzen, a family adventure mountain with a high rope course, cart track and the best thermals for paragliders. From May onwards the lake offers an enticingly refreshing swim – or a circular cycle tour past the ruined Landskron Castle and the former Benedictine monastery of Ossiach Abbey.

Naturpark Dobratsch mit Kapelle
FranzGERDL; Region Villach Tourismus_Franz Gerdl
Dobratsch Nature Park

Dobratsch Nature Park and Dreiländereck

Dobratsch nature park shows how a sustainable development is possible. Here everyone gets his own adventure. The smallest enjoy the adventure playgroud and adults can choose from many different hikes and a lot of culinary offers in the mountain huts.

Up on the alpine pastures you can enjoy views of the Alpine-Adriatic mountain world, whilst down below the warm lake waters of up to 28 degrees sparkle in the sun. Nature and sport, culture and enjoyment: the region around the Dreiländereck, where Austria meets Italy and Slovenia, makes every single day of your holiday unique.

Radfahren im Frühling am Drauradweg in der Stadt Villach
Region Villach

Drau town of Villach

The heart of the region beats in Villach, the town on the River Drau, with its picturesque pedestrian zones and cafés. Here you can really feel the Carinthian peoples’ zest for life, and the focus is on celebrating, especially around Carnival time and the famous Kirchtag fair. The KärntenTherme in Villach-Warmbad is one of Austria’s most modern spa experiences, open all year round.

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Villages in the region

Region Villach
Villach Jakobskirche


Johannes Puch ; Carinthische Musikakademie Stift Ossiach


Golfclub Finkenstein

Finkenstein - Faak am See

Emira Husidic; © Kärnten Werbung
Bad Bleiberg im Naturpark Dobratsch

Bad Bleiberg

Edward Gröger; © Kärnten Werbung
Afritz Fischen am Afritzer See

Afritz am See

Emira Husidic; © Kärnten Werbung
Treffen in der Region Villach mit dem Finsterbach Wasserfall

Treffen, Annenheim, Sattendorf - Ossiacher See.

Tine Steinthaler; © Kärnten Werbung
Das Steinhaus am Ossiacher See

Steindorf, Bodensdorf - Ossiacher See.

Hipp; Region Villach
Nötsch Kufenstechen mit Gailtaler Tracht

Nötsch im Gailtal

Hipp; Vi-Fa-Os Tourismus
Kloster Wernberg in der Region Villach


Emira Husidic; © Kärnten Werbung
Paternion in der Region Villach mit der Himmelstreppe


Steinacherhof Arriach
Wurzelpark Arriach


Region Villach
Dreiländereck Bergbahnen


Weissenstein Gemeinde
Drauradweg bei Weissenstein



Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
Peraustraße 32
9500 Villach, Österreich
Tel.: +43 4242 42000 59 • Fax DW: 42

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