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Villach. Pop. 58,294. Currency Euro. Language German. Time Zone GMT + 1 hours. Nearest Airport – Klagenfurt. Best Time to go - November to April for the skiing season. Villach is the second largest city in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. Villach is surrounded by the mountains of the Alps which are used for skiing in winter and hiking in summer. It is located half an hour by train or car from the border to Italy or Slovenia. There are traces of human occupation in Villach stretching back to 3500 BC. Moving through the centuries, during the Napoleonic Wars, Villach was part of the Illyrian provinces of the French Empire from 1809 until 1813. Eventually Südbahn railway reached Villach in 1864, providing growth and expansion. Villach is a railway gateway within Austria, so trains go from virtually every bigger city including Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Linz, Innsbruck and Bregenz. There are also direct connections to Munich, Venice, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Belgrade.

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Skiers preparing to ski in the Southern Austrian alps near the Carinthian town of Villach

Romantik Post Hotel Villach

Schloss Lebenberg Inn, is a 4 star hotel with 69 rooms. Atmospheric Hotel in 15th-Century Patrician House located in town center; 1 mi from train station & 20 mi from Klagenfurt Airport. Located in the heart of Villach's shopping area, the Hauptplatz, a pedestrian street, the Romantik Hotel Post is an ideal location.

Romantik Post Hotel Villach

Hiking - wikipedia

Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in rural or wilderness areas.

Villach - wikipedia

Villach is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, on the river Drau (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. The centre is located at the western border of the Klagenfurt Basin at the confluence of the Drau and Gail rivers.

Villach - wikitravel

Villach is the second-largest city of Carinthia. It is a railway gateway to most parts of Austria as well as the Italian border. In Austria Villach is well-known for its carnival which is broadcast on public television throughout Austria. Villach is quite an old city with roots back in Roman times (when the city was called Santicum).The city was heavily bombed in World War II (due to its importance as a major traffic gateway) destroying many parts of the city.

Alpe-Adria - wikipedia

Alpe-Adria is a bioregion in Central Europe, embracing all of Slovenia, the Austrian states of Carinthia and Styria, and the Italian regions of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and Veneto.

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