Villach is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, at the Drau River (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region.


The city is located west of the Klagenfurt Basin at the confluence of the Drau and the Gail Rivers. Nearby countries are Slovenia with a direct line to the border of 11 km and Italy with a distance of 14.5 km respectively.


A lot of Roman artifacts were found there, as it was close to an important Roman road called the Rmerweg. A document mentions a bridge in what is today Villach in 878, and the settlement across the bridge was given market town status in 1060, though Villach is first mentioned in records in 1240. It got its first mayor in the 16th century.

Other Structures – Bogenfeld, Dobrova, Drautschen, Drobollach am Faaker See, Duel, Egg am Faaker See, Greuth.

Festival Attraction – The carnival in Villach (which starts on November 11 and ends on March 4), The arts and crafts festival (with self made goods), The New Orleans festival, The streets-art festival (displays performances of artists and singers) are main attraction for tourist of Villach.

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