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Villach Travel Guide, Austria

Villach, Austria – Overview

Villach is a second largest city located in Carinthia, Austria. It has a population of more than 50,000 people. It is situated alongside the border of Italy. It is regarded as a great tourist spot in Austria. The city of Villach has a long a long history, which dates back to the Roman Times. The city was previously inhabited by Romans and some tribes.

Villach was heavily bombed in the Second World War II. The town of Valley is famous in all over the Europe for its carnival and beautiful attractions. Every year millions of tourists from all over the world visit Villach to explore its beauty, culture and history.

Villach has to offer something to all. Whatever is your style and taste, you can find every type of recreational spots where you can perform a large number or outdoor activities. Some of the most popular outdoor recreational activities of tourists are snowboarding, snowmobiling, skating, hiking, biking and fishing etc. Visitors also enjoy with Cross-country skiing, golfing and ice-skating etc. The valley of Villach is home to some of the most popular sights and attractions of Austria.

These attractions include Landskron Castle, Falconry in Landskron Castle, Krimmler Waterfall, Museum of Doll Art, Villacher Alpenstrasse, The bell tower of St Jakob and Museum der Stadt Villach etc. Getting around Villach is very easy. Villach is served by all the major transportation options including plane, railway and road transportations etc. Villach has no airport but it is served by a nearby airport in Klagenfurt. Taxis and local buses can be found in the center of the city.

In Villach traffic jam is very common so getting around by taxi can be tiring. The city has not sufficient parking space so parking fees is charged in most of the areas. Villach provides every type of accommodation options including lodges, villas and grand hotels.

Villach is also home to world-class restaurants. These restaurants offer world class cuisines, great meals and drink to suite the taste of every type of guests. Some of the most popular restaurants in Villach include Cafe Paragraf, Brauhof Villach, Gasthof "Genottenhöhe and Pizza place Dobner.

Villach also offers a great variety of drinks. There are many small venues out there that offer the drinks of various types. These venues include Stern, Tostenwirt, Turmstüberl, Koloini Konditorei, Tostenwirt and Soho Bar etc. Here you can get virtually every type of drinks of the world.


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  • lindamuraCome to ski in the charming Villach
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    It has a unique place in the world, a location that gives you the freedom to find yourself, both mind and body. Between lakes and mountain peaks in the very heart of Carinthia lies the town of Villach. It is a popular family destination that has specialized in catering for both individual needs...
  • lindamuraVillach, a city among mountain peaks
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    Between lakes and mountain peaks in the very heart of Carinthia lies the town of Villach. It is a popular family destination that has specialized in catering for both individual needs and for groups. Being at the confluence of three countries, the resort is also a meeting point for Austrians,...
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