Villach’s Old Town Center (Austria)

Just across the border with Austria lies Villach, a lovely small Austrian town with roots bаck іn Roman times. Villach boasts a large number of sights of historical interest and its old town center (which is called Altstadt) is one of the most picturesque in southern Austria. A great place to start exploring Villach is the long Main Square (known as Hauptplatz), which cuts across the middle of the old town. There’s a bridge over the Drau at Main Square’s north end, and the Parish Church is at the south end. Like most towns of its size, Villach has a Trinity Column which stands in the middle of the square and dates from 1739, commemorating deliverance from the plague. A must see is the Heilige Kreuz church which is among the most beautiful sacred Baroque-style buildings in Austria. Also, well worth a visit are the Parkhotel and Parkcafé Villach that were built in 1910/11 and have been hosting major social events ever since. In Villach, you’ll also find plenty of local shops, bars, restaurants and museums.

To visit Villach, you can go through the Karawanken Tunnel or over the Wurzen Pass.

Villach Main Square
Villach main square called Hauptplatz, Carinthia, Austria
Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Villach Old Town
Villach old town called Altstadt, Carinthia, Austria
Image by Hans Peter Schaefer / CC BY-SA 3.0

Villach Main Square with the Holy Trinity column and the church of St. Jacob
Villach has a Trinity Column dates from 1739, Carinthia, Austria
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Villach Main Square at night
Villach main square Hauptplatz at night with the Holy Trinity column and the church of St. Jacob
Image by Andrzej O / CC BY-SA 3.0

The beautiful Heilige Kreuz church
The Heilige Kreuz church is among the most beautiful sacred Baroque-style buildings in Austria
Image by Hans Peter Schaefer / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Parkhotel and Parkcafé Villach
The Parkhotel and Parkcafé Villach were built in 1910/11
Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Villach panoramic view
Villach, Carinthia, Austria
Image by Roland Ster / CC BY-SA 3.0

Location:
Villach’s Old Town Center Address: Hauptplatz 12, Villach 9500, Austria
Villach’s Old Town Center Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.61415, 13.84675
Villach’s Old Town Center GPS coordinates: 46° 36′ 50.9580” N     13° 50′ 48.3252” E

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Villach (drive 50 km, 42 minutes)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to Villach (drive 58 km, 45 minutes)

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