Theme Week Carinthia – Villach

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View across the Drava river towards the cross church in Perau © Hrald/cc-by-sa-3.0

View across the Drava river towards the cross church in Perau © Hrald/cc-by-sa-3.0

Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. It represents an important traffic junction for southern Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region.

Together with other Alpine towns Villach engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. In 1997, Villach was the first town to be awarded Alpine Town of the Year.

Main Square © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at View towards mount Gerlitzen © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0 Lake Faak and Karawanken mountains © Hpschaefer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Historic centre © Hpschaefer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Historic city centre © Roland Ster/cc-by-sa-3.0 View across the Drava river towards the cross church in Perau © Hrald/cc-by-sa-3.0
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View across the Drava river towards the cross church in Perau © Hrald/cc-by-sa-3.0
Villach, a statutory city, is located on the Drava (Drau) River near the confluence with the Gail tributary. Situated at the western rim of the Klagenfurt basin, the municipal area stretches from the slopes of the Gailtal Alps (Mt. Dobratsch) down to Lake Ossiach in the northeast.

The city’s economy was decisively promoted by the Südbahn railway, which finally reached Villach in 1864, providing growth and expansion. Today, Villach is a bustling city with commerce and recreation, yet it retains its historic background.

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