As Austria’s southernmost cities, Villach and Klagenfurt have so much to offer. In the heart of Carinthia, you’ll find history, culture, sights and events. A stroll through the old towns will waken your appetite to explore. Take in all these cities have to offer and start looking forward to a holiday at the Hotel eduCARE.
Things to see and do in Villach
Klagenfurt – the Top 5
Things to do in and around Klagenfurt
New Square and Lindwurm fountain
Klagenfurt has a Mediterranean feeling with many lovely cafés and al fresco dining.
A ride on the Nostalgic bus
Take a ride through the area starting from Steyr on this vintage bus in summer.
Carinthia’s Museum of Modern art
Contemporary art in the heart of Klagenfurt.
A must-see: Minimundus is home to a world of miniatures. Travel the world in just one day!
Loretto Castle with lake views
Near the Klagenfurt city beach is this castle with its beautiful terrace – perfect for soaking up views of picturesque Lake Wörth.
From Villach to italy
Excursion destinations in and around carinthia
From villach to Udine
Bella Italia is calling! From Villach it is just a short drive to many beautiful cities in northern Italy. Have you ever been to Udine? Now’s the time! There is so much to see and do there. Just about 120 km from the Austria-Italy border and the Hotel eduCARE, you will find Udine Castle, museums, Renaissance-era buildings and the Piazza della Libertà! Soak up the Italian lifestyle in Udine!
Udine is the second-largest city in the Friaul region. On the way back through the picturesque Val Canale valley, stop by the dreamy town of San Daniele. This is the home of the world-famous San Daniele prosciutto which owes its unique taste to the climate here. At the end of June, the ham festival attracts guests from all over Italy and Austria.
from Udine to Palmanova
UNESCO world heritage site
Or, drive a few kilometres further towards Venice and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmanova, a city with remarkable city gates and a city centre that makes sightseeing a true Italian experience! Just imagine: sipping cappuccino in one of the squares in the shade of a lovely arcade... are you ready for your holiday? And after some culture and sightseeing, treat yourself to some shopping – a must in the country known for its top fashion designers!
Venice and Trieste
A day trip to Venice
You have the choice whether to take the route east at Palmanova and explore Trieste, or choose the route west and visit Venice. Both are excellent day trip destinations when you stay at the Hotel eduCARE! Trieste awaits you with remnants of the former monarchy, renewed by Italian lightness. The city has so much to discover – you will realise that at the latest as you sip a glass of wine in the famous Caffè degli Specchi. Maybe you will start thinking about the fact that Venice is only a day trip from Villach – that could be just the thing for tomorrow…
A trip to Soča Tal
A natural gem in slovenia
Are you familiar with this outdoor paradise for adventurers, athletes and connoisseurs? It lies in Slovenia and impresses visitors with an extraordinary river landscape bathed in bright emerald green. As a wonderland for water sports fans and hikers, it features ravines, waterfalls and suspension bridges. The hiking trails along the river lead to a unique mountain scene, which was also a World War I battleground. When you visit, you should definitely plan a side trip to Bled and Lake Bled: simply beautiful with its small church on an island. Take a leisurely stroll on the 6-km-long path around the lake and take in the most beautiful views from the town of Ojstrica, perched a little above the lake.