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Villach

villach carinthia kärntenInhabitants: 60.000

Villach is the second biggest city in Carinthia, and the 7th biggest city in Austria. The cosy little city is located in the south of Austria, quite close to the Austrian/Italian border.

The area around Villach border to several lakes as Lake Ossiacher See, Lake Faaker See,  Lake Silbersee, Lake Vassacher See, Lake Magdalensee and Lake St. Leonharder See.

Following districts belong to Villach: Bogenfeld, Dobrova, Drautschen, Drobollach am Faaker See, Duel, Egg am Faaker See, Goritschach, Graschitz, Gratschach, Greuth, Gritschach, Gross¸sattel, Gross¸vassach, Heiligen Gestade, Heiligengeist, Kleinsattel, Kleinvassach, Kratschach, Kumitz, Landskron, Maria Gail, Mittewald ober dem Faaker See, Mittewald ob Villach, Neufellach, Neulandskron, Obere Fellach, Oberfederaun, Oberschütt, Oberwollanig, Pogöriach, Prossowitsch, Rennstein, Serai, St. Andrä, St. Georgen, St. Leonhard, St. Magdalen, St. Michael, St. Niklas an der Drau, St. Ruprecht, St. Ulrich, Tschinowitsch, Turdanitsch, Untere Fellach, Unterfederaun, Unterschütt, Unterwollanig, Urlaken, Villach-Auen, Villach-Innere Stadt, Villach-Lind, Villach-Seebach-Wasenboden, Villach-St. Agathen und Perau, Villach-St. Martin, Villach-Völkendorf, Villach-Warmbad-Judendorf, Weiss¸enbach, Zauchen.

The first findings in the area around Villach date from the late young stoneage. Findings from the Romean time prove the existence of the street station with the name "Santicum". This street station was located at todays "Warmbad" in the southern part of the city.

The name "Villach" probabely comes from the Romean customs station with the title "Bilachinium" or "Bilachium".

Slavian tribes came to Villach around the year 600, and the late ancient civilization stopped existing.

In 1759 Empress Maria Theresia bought Villach, and since that time the city is a part of Austria.

During the Napolean time (from 1809 to 1813) Villach was part of the Illyrian provinces. The city was conquered back by Austrian soldiers in 1813.

During the first world war Villach was front line city to Italy and headquater of the 10th army. In the second world war the city was serious destroyed in 40 air raids.

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A view to the centre of Villach from a Lake Drau bridge.

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The Hauptplatz in Villach.

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The St. Jakob church is a Gothic hall church, mentioned in a document for the first time in 1136. In 1526, it was Austria´s first Protestant church, but it was re-catholisized later.

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Another view of the Hauptplatz in Villach.

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The church "Kirche zum Heiligenkreuz" is among the most beautiful sacred Baroque-style buildings in Austria.The building was first mentioned in 1203, but presumably much older, whose status as a parish church was established in 1244 by the Patriarch of Aquileia.

Accommodation Hotels:The Gasthof zum Tigervillach austria carinthia kärnten

I am not sure if this is still a Gasthof ...

Hotel Warmbaderhof Kur-, Golf- ThermenhotelKadischenallee 22 - 24A- 9504 Warmbad Villach

Hotel CityKarin Strickner GmbHBahnhofplatz 3A- 9500 Villach

Hotel MosserBahnhofstrass¸e 9A- 9500 Villach

Romantik Hotel PostHauptplatz 26A- 9500 Villach

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