Things to see and do - Villach
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Villach Travel guide
Villach : Michelin's recommendations
Villach, owing to its international railway junction, is Austria's gateway to the south. It was already busy in Antiquity, then was tied to the Bavarian bishopric of Bamberg for seven centuries, before being purchased by Maria Theresa in 1759. The pleasant old town includes the 12C Hauptplatz street-square, surrounded by a number of houses with fine arcaded courtyards. Villach is Carinthia's economic and cultural hub and holds a music festival, the Carinthischer Sommer every summer.
Tourist attractions Villach : Things to see and do
Widmanngasse 38 A - 9500 Villach
The Town Museum occupies a superb building, with a fine arcaded courtyard, whose architecture is marked by the traces of successive styles throughout the ages. Note the uneven entrance hall paving stones, the only ones of their type left in Villach a..
Villacher Alpenstr. A - 9500 Villach
Visitors should not miss these unique gardens, covering a 10 000-m² area and totally devoted to the flora of the Southern Alps. 900 species with their individual explanatory signposts are dotted around the landscape.
Draupromenade 12 A - 9500 Villach
This small Museum of Vehicles is devoted to post-1950 means of transport. It displays the biggest number of exhibits possible in a really small area, including an outstanding collection of two-wheeled vehicles. A small museum guide explaining the tec..
Kaiser-Joseph-Platz 4 A - 9500 Villach
Family-run for 4 generations, this hotel offers free parking right in the old town of Villach. Hotel Gasthof Kasino is from the early Renaissance period and is one of the oldest buildings in the centre of Villach. Here you will find functionally fu..
Europaplatz 2 A - 9500 Villach
This modern 4-star superior hotel is located in the centre of Villach, right by the Drau River and only a few steps away from the main square. Holiday Inn Villach offers modern, comfortably furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and LAN access, flat-screen..
Bahnhofstr. 9 A - 9500 Villach
The Altstadthotel Mosser is a charming and historic hotel right in the centre of Villach, only a few steps away from the Congress Centre, the train station and the bus station. This completely renovated hotel offers 45 cosy rooms and suites, all of ..