One of the first things anyone notices about Villach is the stunning mountains that surround this city. Because we are from Ottawa, Ontario, our guests are all from the same area. And for anyone who knows Ottawa, they know it is extremely flat - so these mountains are often something our guests have never seen before. One of the first things we like to do with our guests is to go to Villach’s local mountain called Dobratsch. We love to hike to the top, enjoy a local Villacher beer at the mountain hut Dobratsch Gipfelhaus, then climb down and have some pizza at the mountain hut called Rosstratte.
Another fun thing to do is just explore the streets of Villach. For our visitors, the shopping, the cobblestone streets, the big churches, the different color buildings, and the beautiful blue river, are all new to them. So sometimes taking a slower day to wander and do some shopping is one of the best ideas! I love to do this, then stop at a cafe for either a coffee or a spritz.