Villach Region—Lake Faak—Lake Ossiach
Mountain and Lake Delight in the Heart of Carinthia
Pristine alpine air, bathing lakes with drinking water quality, as well as extensive hiking trails and bike paths. The Villach region in the south of Austria is a nature paradise for active tourists.
At the top of the mountain, you will enjoy the panoramic view over the Alpe-Adria Mountains; and at the foot of the mountain, the water that sometimes reaches up to 26 degrees Celsius sparkles in the sun and reflects in the lakes. Nature and sport, culture and enjoyment: The region at the tri‑border area with Italy and Slovenia makes every single day of your holiday a special one.
From the shores of Lake Ossiach, the Kanzelbahn cable car will bring you up to the Gerlitzen Alps, a family adventure mountain with a high wire park, mountain karts, and the best thermals for paragliders. The lake lures to a refreshing jump from May on already—and, you are invited to a bike tour around the lake in every season. The turquoise-blue Lake Faak with its idyllic island in the middle of the lake seems almost paradisiacal. And if the sun decides to take a break for once—the KärntenTherme spa in Villach-Warmbad offers indoor bathing fun as well as a large fitness and wellness area—and this is just one of many destinations awaiting you!
The heart of the region beats in the City of Drau River Villach with its picturesque pedestrian streets and cafes. In Villach, the joie de vivre of Carinthians is noticeable and celebrating one of the keywords. Moreover, you will enjoy the unique Carinthian cuisine in the many restaurants and inns as well as the delicious regional products in the local markets.
Tip: With the “Erlebnis CARD” (Adventure CARD), tourists in the Villach Region can enjoy hiking and biking activities as well as other cultural events for free.
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