The second largest city in the Carinthia state of Austria, Villach is located on the banks of the River Drava. This ancient city with Roman roots still preserves its relics, while embracing modernity. This is evident in the historic museums that coexist with its amusement parks and jazz festivals in this astounding city.
Villach is a small town and is easy to get around in by car. Tourists can get a car for hire in Villach from the railway station or the city centre, Hauptplatz. Make the most of your wheels by planning a road trip to the neighbouring towns of Wernberg, Arnoldstein, Finkenstein, and Moosburg. For those who want to spend a day lazing around at the beach, the village of Faak, famous for its beautiful beaches, is just a ten minute drive from Villach.
The past is still alive in Villach and can be experienced by visiting historical sites such as the Museum Der Stadt Villach and the Bell Tower of St. Jakob. Tourists can rent a car in Villach and drive to the Landskron Castle and witness falconry and experience the unnerving excitement of watching birds of prey such as eagles, hawks, and kites zoom above your head during the demonstration! Villach has something for the car lovers too as well. The Villacher Fahrzeug museum displays icons of motoring such as the BMW Isetta and Fiat Topolina along with two hundred and fifty other exhibits!
Villach does not give you a moment’s rest with its innumerable recreational options! You can go hiking, skiing, or ice skating in its beautiful parks. Tourists can get a car for rent in Villach and spend a joyous day at Villach’s popular amusement park, Villacher Kirchtag or visit Alpe Adria Golf Course, a sweeping nineteen-hole golf course with a stunning view. Drive to the main square of Hauptplatz for an exciting shopping experience and do not forget to try out the traditional Carinthian food and Villach’s tasty locally brewed beer. Jazz over Villach is the popular annual festival that exhibits talent from world over and provides an opportunity to mingle with the locals and have fun!
For an action packed holiday free from any hassles, book a car in advance. Also, make your hotel reservations in advance to avail discounts and great offers. Villach, with its lush green lakes, unforgettable sights and gourmet food, is a great place to unwind and sound planning beforehand will ensure that you have a memorable holiday!
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