Top things to do in Central Carinthia

Top Choice Italian in Villach


Book ahead for a courtyard table on weekend summer evenings in this trattoria situated in a lovely courtyard. It has a broad range of seafood dishes, excellent pizzas and a selection of Argentinian steaks.
Top Choice International in Villach


This lounge and restaurant is a perfect place to hang out over a drink, inside or outdoors on the square. Its speciality is steak, which you get by filling out a menu sheet.
Gardens in Dreiländereck

Alpine Garden

High up in the Villacher Alpe (Dobratsch, 2166 m), this is one of the most lovely alpine gardens in Austria. Views here extend across the mountaintops of neighbouring Italy and Slovenia and spring and summer blossom…
Church in Villach

Stadtpfarrkirche St Jakob

The Stadtpfarrkirche St Jakob dominates the old town and has frescoes, a stuccoed ceiling and a vast rococo altar in gold leaf, arrayed with fresh flowers. The walls are studded with the ornate memorial plaques of t…
Music in Villach


On the first Saturday in August, the pedestrian centre is taken over by the Kirchtag, a folk-music festival featuring national and local musicians. Many events begin during the preceding week, culminating on the Sat…
Museum in Villach

Museum der Stadt Villach

This museum covers local history, archaeology and medieval art; it also hosts occasionally interesting special exhibitions.
Bar in Villach


On a good night, this is one of Villach's best bars, with a DJ and relaxed crowd.
Castle in Villach

Adler Flugschau

Situated between Villach and the Ossiacher See, the castle ruins of Burg Landskron are home to the impressive Adler Flugschau, a 40-minute spectacle featuring falcons. Affenberg, a monkey reserve, is also here. Five…
Museum in Villach

Relief Von Kärnten

Relief Von Kärnten is a huge relief model of Carinthia housed in Schillerpark, south of the old town. It covers 182 sq metres and depicts the province at a scale of 1:10,000 (1:5000 vertically, to exaggerate the mou…
Austrian in Villach

Romantik Restaurant Post

The restaurant of the Romantik Hotel Post serves well-prepared regional specialities in a cosy and intimate atmosphere. The midday meat or veg set menu is good value; there’s also a healthy selection of salads.