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Villacher Alpenstrasse

Villach, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Villach
Type: Scenic Drives
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I am on my way 2 villach and I need some advises for resturant , hotels, and touriste places Wait for me on september surprise u what I enioy on this lovely town

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful view of Italy and slovenia. The refuge at the top has good wonderful fresh local buttermilk. not to mention great cakes. Well worth the treak or drive.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Book one day for this place. Enter the area around 9AM, spend the two hours on the way up. Park the car up on the top parking lot and walk to the peak with hundreds of cows and bulls around. You will see the most beautiful nature in Austria with amazing scenery all over the lakes around.

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Villach, Austria
18 reviews 18 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The road is great way to get into the mountains quickly for a beautiful view. We have taken all our visitors there, and even those who are not very mobile could enjoy it. For the more active, I highly recommend the walk to the top. It takes about 90 minutes, but there's a café (hut) at top, so you can... More

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

When in Villach be sure to drive the Alpenstrasse. 16 km drive through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery. Many stops along the way, hiking trails abound. From here you can see views in Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Pack a picnic lunch and be sure to take your time. Simply beautiful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We walked to the top of Dobratsch in fist week of May 2014. The road to the car park is well looked after, the entry costs 15,50 Eur for one car. The walk is not difficult, it was a great fun walking up in the snow conditions. It took us just under 3 hours to walk up to the top... More

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Villach, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I live here and loooove to go there in my free time! Some times i just sit there for hours on end waiting for a good picture, I just love to enjoy the wilderness and would reccomnend it for everyone!

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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Just a little update on price: now you have to pay the entry fee per car, not per person. The muber of person is maximalized, but 15 EUR is the price for one car. That is great. I still love this mountain. We always make a walking tour from the top parking place to the top of the mountain, which... More

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a wonderful small botanical garden. We spent about 3 hours there and could have spent more (but it was a long travel day, so our time was limited). Great variety of plants, very well kept. In early July, the lady slipper orchids were just going over, but the lilies were at the peak of bloom. Many of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice mountain toll road, can be even done by bicycle. A lot of parking places along the way, most recommended is the "Rote Wand" viewpoint which features a skywalk over a red cliff. Be sure to take the hike from the Rosstratten to the Dobratsch summit and visit the Gipfelhaus. It will take 1 1/2 hours to hike, and the... More

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