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
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..
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.
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..
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 ..
Bahnhofplatz 3 A - 9500 Villach
Only steps away from Villach Train Station, this 4-star hotel is just 300 metres from the Congress Centre and a short walk from the Old Town. It offers a sauna and free Wi-Fi. All rooms at Hotel City feature an LCD flat-screen TV with a laptop conne..
Hauptplatz 26 A - 9500 Villach
Prix Prices from : 75 €
Romantic Hotel Post is situated in the centre of Villach’s pedestrian area, only a few minutes’ walk from the Congress Centre. Built around 1500, this traditional hotel is adorned by a splendid Renaissance façade. The quiet non-smoking rooms are al..