The 10 Best Things to Do in Sillian, Austria

January 23, 2018 Venice Greaves

Discover the best top things to do in Sillian, Austria including Wichtelpark, Loacker Point of Sale Heinfels, Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike, Parrocchia di San Nicolo di Prato alla Drava, Pfarrkirche zum hl. Apostel Jakobus d. Alteren, Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maddalena, Aigner Badl, Monte Elmo, Ausservillgraten, Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata''.
Restaurants in Sillian

1. Wichtelpark

Gemeindehaus 86, Sillian, Austria +43 50 212 300
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Wichtelpark

Reviewed By Alex W - Berlin

Can only recommend this location for families!!! Lot of fun for children. Slides and so on... It is for free therefore it is a must see.

2. Loacker Point of Sale Heinfels

Panzendorf 196, Heinfels 9919, Austria +43 4842 6060160
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 397 reviews

Loacker Point of Sale Heinfels

Reviewed By AdventureAustria - Lienz, Austria

One of two factories where they produce the Loacker wafers which are shipped all over the world.
The factory in Heinfels makes a nice stop and coffee break if you are traveling to or from Lienz or if you are doing the Innichen to Lienz bicycle ride which is one of the region's biggest tourist attractions and things to do in the summer months.
The factory in not as huge as one might expect considering how big the company is and how many chocolate wafers they produce.
The setting is nice and rural, surrounded by fields and Mountains. It is easy to find (located just off the main road). There is plenty of parking, pleasant Gardens for relaxing and a large children's play area.
Guests are not allowed into the factory itself. The area where guests are allowed is at the front of the building which consists of a small museum, gift shop and cafe.
The museum is not much more than an advert for Loacker with an explanation of ingredients, how the wafers are produced and where they are shipped. Would be quite a nice touch if only it wasn't for the entrance fee of €5 which is not really worth it (unless you are really interested!)
However the gift shop, cafe and location still make this well worth stopping by.
The gift shop has a huge selection of all the products they make in special 'gift packets' as well as lots of other nice souvenirs made from their products. A paradise for chocolate lovers and those with a sweet tooth!
The cafe is also very pleasant serving basic snacks, cakes and pastries in modern and comfortable surroundings. I especially like the lamp decorations which are made from Loacker chocolate wrappers! The coffee is excellent by the way as was the service.
Overall well worth a stop for a nice coffee and to pick up some chocolate wafers to take home with you. The museum is interesting but not really worth the entrance fee.

3. Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike

Via Freising 9, 39038, San Candido, Italy +39 0474 913450
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike

Reviewed By franhirs - Frankfurt, Germany

If you have seen the film The Sound of Music, this excursion is almost like meeting the Von Trapp family on site. Gorgeous green Valleys, small barns on the sides, every 10 km a small town. If you bike, then this is a must !

4. Parrocchia di San Nicolo di Prato alla Drava

Via San Nicolo' 3, 39038 Prato alla Drava, San Candido, Italy +39 0474 913164
Excellent
28%
Good
72%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Parrocchia di San Nicolo di Prato alla Drava

Reviewed By 442maxd - Province of Bergamo, Italy

The church stands on a hill , and is surrounded by a small cemetery very neat and quaint , kept very tidy as many Cemeteries adjacent churches of South Tyrol .
Especially the wooden crucifix with the next two thieves . The church is from the twelfth century , enlarged in the Gothic style in the ' 500 and made Baroque .
In the vicinity of the church is a small chapel inside a wooden altar fantastic.
The view from the church is very good.

5. Pfarrkirche zum hl. Apostel Jakobus d. Alteren

Hintenburg | Heiliger Apostel Jacobus der Ältere, Strassen, Austria
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Pfarrkirche zum hl. Apostel Jakobus d. Alteren

Reviewed By dreamyviajero - Treviso, Italy

La visita alla chiesa Pfarrkirche zum hl. Apostel Jakobus d. Älteren del paese austriaco di Strassen è vivamente consigliata a tutti gli appassionati di arte e di storia. Imperdibile. La chiesa conserva i resti di un ciclo di affreschi antichi meravigliosi.

6. Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maddalena

Via St. Maddalena, 22, 39038 Versciaco di Sopra, San Candido, Italy
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maddalena

Reviewed By Rita_G_64 - Trieste, Italia

Ho saputo solo quest’anno che la chiesa, abituata a vedere da tanti anni risale addirittura al 1200 e che una parte della navata centrale è ancora originaria di origini medioevali e architettura romanica.
Più tardi nel 1470 assunse caratteri gotici e poi anche barocchi. La sua torre campanaria spazia su tutta la vallata e sui campi da sci come una vedetta. Carina e ben inserita nel paesaggio montano.
Se questa recensione vi è piaciuta, potete leggere le mie tante altre su Sesto e San Candido e un mi fa piacere un click su : È Utile?

7. Aigner Badl

Drautal Bundesstrasse, Abfaltersbach, Austria 4369911591377
Excellent
73%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Aigner Badl

Reviewed By Rosi F - Sebersdorf, Austria

Wenn man hier ein Bad nimmt wird man in das beginnende 19. Jahrhundert zurückversetzt. Wenn sie etwas besonderes und uriges erleben wollen, dann besuchen sie das "Aigner Badl" Es ist einfach herrlich, hier für eine Weile zu genießen und zu entspannen. Und wer es einmal genossen hat, kommt immer wieder. Achtung, es macht herrlich süchtig.

8. Monte Elmo

Sesto, Italy
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Monte Elmo

Reviewed By DaniK74 - Sao Paulo, SP

Very nice ski area in the Dolomites region. Lifts are good, very nice restaurants and not many people.

9. Ausservillgraten

Sillian, Austria
Excellent
65%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Ausservillgraten

Reviewed By Cheemy - Scottsdale

This little hidden town is truly a gem. With its friendly inhabitants numbering only 800 it is tiny but what a wealth of gifts it has to offer! First of all, because it is tucked away amongst high sloping hills and cascading spring waters, there are breathtaking hiking trails and great skiing. Along the trails one finds homely and inviting restaurants where one can have a warming drink, some tasty local fare and a schnapps to help fortify ones spirits along the journey. While I was there in July there were several music festivals featuring indigenous musicians. The bands were truly wonderful. One town of 250 inhabitants had 35 musicians in their band! There are a couple of Gasthaus (hotels) in Ausservillgraten and one can also find less expensive lodgings in rooms that are let by locals by looking for "Frei Room" signs. On the road leading into the village it is worth a stop to see Kunstgalerie Bachlechner Art Gallery. I was surprised to find works by Le Corbusier and other well known artists presented in an astonishingly professional manner. The owner Hans, an artist himself, has renovated the home left to him by his parents into a marvelous gallery where artists can also come and live. This is also a haven for the golden chanterelle mushroom. I nearly killed myself collecting them off the steep mountainside but it was worth the risk. fried with a little butter and garlic they were a feast for ones palate. This little town is well worth a de-stressing stop.

10. Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata''

Via Atto, 39038, San Candido, Italy +39 0474 913149
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 308 reviews

Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata''

Reviewed By Brun066 - Florence, Italy

Every monument, beyond the values ​​of art that it presents, can be better understood if the observer captures the logic of the whole.
About the Cathedral of San Candido / Innichen I think the best is to understand the following.
The mountain (so also the alpine mountain) is a region where wealth is more rarefied than the plains and the coast. This explains why even the past time's testimonies are less impressive: in the Mountains is easier to find small, romantic little churches, rather than cathedrals like this. And when at the heart of the Alps there are cathedrals, they are rather Baroque or Gothic than Romanesque, then of a more recent era, when the powers that dominate the mountain (the Habsburgs, the Dukes of Savoy ...) have accumulated more wealth. The entire Austria proves it, e.g. with its abbeys of medieval origin that often have been rebuilt in a Baroque style.
The San Candido Cathedral is an exception to this rule. The sources tell us that this exception is due to the presence of a very ancient abbey (VIII century) and then to the imperial power (Otto I of Saxony, X century) that favored the abbey together with the town; both are moreover located in one of the lower Alps' passes (Dobbiaco / Toblach), then on an easy transit route.
The result is this Romanesque church, featuring about the same size which usually in the same period is found (e.g.) in the prosperous cities of northern Italy. Here we find so simple but solid presence of the Romanesque naves, the octagonal lantern, the presbytery over a charming crypt, the carved entrance portal (although hidden by an atrium of the Gothic period).
A number of fine arts works adds charm to the church; among which the Crucifix, a Madonna and Saint John, massive wooden work of the thirteenth century, suspended above the presbytery.
In short, the church is worth a visit, not only for its artistic value, but also for what it reveals about the South Tyrol and the entire eastern Alps in the past.

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