Discover the best top things to do in Villach, Austria including Villacher Alpenstrasse, Naturpark Dobratsch, Einkaufszentrum Atrio, Villach-St. Jakob, Villacher Fahrzeugmuseum, Villach Innenstadt, Stadtpfarrturm, Tourismusinformation Villach-Stadt, St. Nikolai Kirche - Villach, MTB Area One.
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4.5 based on 263 reviews
Driving up from Villach to the Roßtrattenhütte either via bike or by car is in both cases a very special adventure. At several locations are great viewpoints that present the interested viewer an awesome Panorama. Then one could enjoy a Brettljausn and some drinks in Roßtrattenhütte or Aichingerhütte or - for the motivated mountaineers - make a walk (good shoes recommended) to the top of Dobratsch gifting you with a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of Carinthia, Italy and Slovenia (in case of good weather). Near the top is the nice "Dobratsch-Gipfel-Haus" offering delicious meals. You have to try the Lasagna - if it is offered (not always available)
5 based on 85 reviews
I've several times been up to Dobratsch in spring time but still with snow and forgotten that snow reflection can make the sun way much more intense and got sunburned during that 4h up&down walk! Please do take sunglasses with you too! Many people go up with skis and sledges to have a nice ride down. More comfortable probably also when you have sticks with you but not definitely needed. There's a cross and significant view once you're up. I've never eaten at the restaurant but had a picnic on the other side of the old church instead, holding the legs almost over the edge. Just amazing view high above the Valleys towards the Karawanken! Last time however the ravens got pretty aggressive and wanted to almost attack me while eating... Consider kind of the whole day for driving (ca 45min from Klagenfurt) and walking and being nicely exhausted afterwards :)
4 based on 245 reviews
I valued Atrio already as one of the best and customer friendly shopping centers in Europe (See my previous reviews), but now Atrio is perfect: Smoking has been stamped out completely! Until a short time ago apparently the law in Austria allowed smoking in closed areas in Atrio. This meant that, while in the shopping center smoking was not allowed, in the eateries, behind closed doors, smoking was going on if awareness of the harmfulness of smoking hadn't penetrated there. Therefore, this smoking was also going on in the same place where food was prepared or displayed. But during this visit I noticed that the partitioning off of the restaurants to the great Atrio hall were all removed and there was no smoking anywhere. Thank you Atrio management.
4 based on 72 reviews
Parish Church St. Jakob is the main church in Villach, right in the center of the town at the top of the Hauptplatz. Don't forget to step into this church when strolling through Villach. The interior of St. Jakob is interesting, with a notable pulpit; I also spotted a marble stone with text where the date 1587 was mentioned. The steeple can be climbed for a small fee, unfortunately this attraction was closed at that time. I added some photos to illustrate this review. To be recommended.
4 based on 32 reviews
The Villacher Fahrzeugmuseum (Villacher Vehicle Museum) is situated in a former warehouse in an industrial area in Villach. A small car park is in front of the building. Otherwise parking along the road is possible. The museum levies an entrance fee; holders of the Kärnten Card have free admission. The additional € 2.50 fee for using a camera is for everyone who wants to make pictures. On the ground floor a collection of cars from the '50's, '60's and '70's, together with some earlier specimens is exhibited. These comprised in fact the cars from my youth, from the Opel Rekord to the Fiat 850, with a Porsche, a BMW bubble car (yes, a BMW bubble car! Small cars saved BMW in the '60's) and Trabi's of course. On the second floor a large collection of vintage motorcycles is shown, together with any number of appliances of yesterday. Valve radios, gramophones, too many to mention. It was a journey of recognition this visit. To be recommended, surely for those people who have memories from the '60's.
4 based on 50 reviews
Villach is situated beautifully on the river Drau. It has a historical center just over the Drau bridge. The "modern" city side of the Drau is the world of the congress center, brewery, hospital and railway station. The "historical" center can be found at the other side of the Drau. The center is low key but is worth a visit. Cafés, restaurants, shops and the St. Jakobs Church make for a pleasant half day in Villach Innenstadt.
4 based on 33 reviews
The church lies in the pedestrian zone of the old city . Attractive strets around with lots of restaurants and shops. But you get the best views and photo oportunities from the bell tower! 200 and some steps and wou! View over the city, with river and Mountains at the back....
4.5 based on 10 reviews
We spent an afternoon in Villach while waiting to take the train to Salzburg. Christmas Market was in full swing and the quaint city was decorated in style with trees, lights, entertainment and music. An artist was carving a life-sized statues manger scene. There were several kiddie attractions including a train ride and merry go round. Makeshift stalls selling tree ornaments, decorations, hot drinks, beer and pretzels were popular.
4 based on 22 reviews
Completed 1896. Tower height 64 meters, and nave 17 meters. Gothic revival style.
Light inside. Brighter and larger than expected. Two aisles and no crossing tower. Limited statues. Nice color scheme. A real local, Austrian, church.
Right next to a great restaurant.
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