Summer in Carinthia is not only the most beautiful season of the year, but also attracts numerous sun-seekers to the south of Austria. The hot temperatures and the Mediterranean flair leave nothing to be desired for those seeking relaxation. 30 degrees and more are not uncommon here in summer. But what can you do to cool off a little in such a monkey heat? We have summarised the best tips for your summer in Villach.
Off into the cool water
The city of Villach is surrounded by numerous bathing lakes that guarantee water fun for the whole family. Whether Faaker See, Ossiacher See, Silbersee or Magdalensee, young and old alike will find plenty to cool off in and also a variety of leisure activities. From kayaking and stand-up paddling to water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing and fishing, there is something for all water lovers. This is how to enjoy the summer in Villach.
Three waterfalls - one nature experience.
A trip to the Finsterbach waterfalls is not only an adventure for the whole family, but also a very special nature experience. You will find the waterfalls on the northern shore of Lake Ossiach and are a real insider tip especially for families and those seeking relaxation. On the way to the thundering waterfalls, guests can enjoy peace and quiet and cool off, as well as listen to the mysterious sound of the waterfalls and enjoy wonderful vantage points.
Adventure hikes for young and old
On beautifully maintained hiking trails around Villach you will find fun adventure stations just waiting to be discovered by children. The fox track and the barefoot hiking trail "Woroun auf der Spur" are located near Lake Faak. Another insider tip is the "Burgherrenrunde". It starts directly at the imposing Landskron Castle and leads through the idyllic and mysterious Tauern Forest.
Up high - cooling guaranteed
If you want to escape the heat for a few hours, the only option is to escape upwards. Villach is surrounded by numerous mountains that invite you to go hiking or climbing. Whether it's the Mittagskogel, Gerlitzen Alpe or Nassfeld, hiking and climbing enthusiasts can choose between routes with the most varied degrees of difficulty.
Terra Mystica show mines
Here you will find two show mines combined in one location. A 68-metre-long miner's slide takes you into the interior of the mountain, directly to the railway station where the two show mines are shared. You can walk through seven mystical mines to a mine train. Or you can simply take the 2km-long mine train to Terra Montana. Especially worth a visit in Villach in summer.