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Villach bathed in light

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Winter in Villach on the Drau. A river always adds interest. Then there are delicious local specialities, cultural highlights, Italian lifestyle, tempting shop windows and interesting things to see and do in the region.

Bright lights. There is no question of hibernating here in winter. However cold it may be, Carinthia’s second largest town is bathed in warm light. It makes Villach full of magic, full of sparkle, full of surprises. With the Alps-Adriatic atmosphere, cultural interest, good food, attractive shops and the southern sun. In short: a unique synthesis of local colour and lifestyle.


Focal points. When Jack Frost goes to work, all of Villach seems to be reflected in the dark green water of the Drau. On Carinthia’s most attractive riverside terrace. As you gaze further, you see snowy roofs and church spires, with the mighty mountains in the background.


Advent. Winter in Villach. It means skating in front of the town hall, warming your hands around a mug of mulled wine, spending time in the cafés or simply watching the icicles grow. During Advent the historic town centre turns into a wonderful world of Christmas sights and scents. Year after year...

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