Villach has roots spanning back to the Neolithic period and also traces of Roman influence with remains being unearthed of many Roman Artefacts.
It has since been an important town in the state of Carinthia and is the seventh largest city in Austria.
Located in Southern Austria, Villach is only a short drive from the borders of both Slovenia and Italy and is surrounded by encapsulating countryside, sparkling lakes and beautiful Alpine mountain ranges; all of this makes it an idyllic destination with a great variety of outdoor activities connected with the natural world.
Lets explore the best things to do in Villach:
1. Villacher Alpenstrasse
This eminent alpine road stretches for over 16km and boasts some of the most fantastic scenery in Southern Austria.
The road is a toll road and tickets are available at the starting point in Villach – As of 2016, the price for a single car day trip is 16.00 Euro.
The scenery and landscapes you can experience during this amazing drive make the cost worthwhile.
There is also a viewing platform to stop at and see the fantastic mountain countryside surrounding Villach and many parking points so you can stop and take advantage of the hiking trails in the region.