Being the 7th largest city in Austria and the 2nd largest in the Carinthian region, there's always something to do in Villach. Located on the Drava river and with Lake Ossiach and Dobratsch Mountain nearby, Villach holiday apartments provide the base for an abundance of activities for everyone to participate in. Some of Europe's clearest lakes are in Villach and Lake Ossiach is a great place to go sailing and walking and a lake cruise is on offer so you can see the lake at it's full potential and admire the beautiful villages and scenery surrounding it.
To discover the mountain and take in breath-taking views while at your Villach accommodation, take a hike up the Villacher Alpenstrasse which will take you to Dobratsch Nature Park. In the nature park you'll find a variety of alp plants and also rare species of plants and can take a walk to the top of the mountain from here where you can enjoy panoramic views of Carinthia. The landscape changes in winter and you can enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains from your Villach accommodation and even go cross country skiing on Dobratsch and find skiing resorts around Villach.
Not only is the natural setting of Villach amazing though, but also the different cultures that come together in the town to create one big stage for cultural events, street art and festivals are fabulous. Villach is in the centre of a border triangle which connects Austria, Slovenia and Italy together so staying in Villach accommodation really makes it easy to travel around. There's also a railway gateway from your Villach holiday apartments which connects the town to every other major city in the vicinity, such as Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Villach is twinned with the beautiful and historic Bamberg, in Franconia, Germany - perfect for fans of beer and breweries, and fantastically well preserved medieval buildings.