Adler Arena


Situated between Villach and the Ossiacher See, the castle ruins of Burg Landskron are home to the impressive Adler Arena, where a 40-minute spectacle features falcons. Affenberg, a monkey reserve, is also here. Five to 11 buses (€2.20, nine minutes) leave daily from alongside Villach’s train-station stop in St Andrä, below the castle.

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1. Villacher Fahrzeugmuseum

1.45 MILES

Located 3km outside town, the Villach Automobile Museum focuses on icons of everyday motoring such as the Fiat Topolino, BMW Isetta and some 250 others…

2. St Nikolai-Kirche

2.92 MILES

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3. Stadtpfarrturm

3.17 MILES

Climb Carinthia's highest church tower for bird's eye views of Villach and its dramatic alpine surroundings.

4. Stadtpfarrkirche St Jakob

3.18 MILES

The Stadtpfarrkirche St Jakob dominates the old town and has frescoes, a stuccoed ceiling and a vast rococo altar in gold leaf, bedecked with fresh…

5. Museum der Stadt Villach

3.23 MILES

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

6. Relief Von Kärnten

3.27 MILES

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7. Schloss

7.05 MILES

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8. Alpine Garden

8.34 MILES

High up in the Villacher Alpen (Dobratsch), this is one of central Europe's most delightful alpine gardens. The views here extend across the mountain tops…