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Summer

Depending on the nature of your stay at the Waldhof there are a lot of possibilities to discover the nature and cultural life of Villach and Carinthia. Summerseason offers warm and beautiful lakes and  hiking adventures on the nearby mountains, during winterseason there are lot of skiing resorts in Carinthia.

Carinthian Lakes near Hotel Waldhof

The hotel is sourrounded by many lakes:

Ossiachersee:  2km
Silbersee, the perfect local family swimming spot about 4km (http://www.silbersee.at/)
Wörthersee: ca 12km to Velden
Faaker See: ca 8km

Overview Kärntner Seen (Wikipedia)

Sailing – Windsurfing – Kitesurfing

https://www.surf-segelschule.at/
The Carinthian Lakes offer great possibilities for Sailing and Windsurfing.

Diving

Lake Ossiach and many other lakes offer great diving spots.
http://www.ossiachersee.cc/tauchen/

Cycling in the Villach Area

Cycling fans will find a number of adequate trails around Villach. We recommend the cycling trail „ Jausenradweg“ along the Lake Ossiach or the „Drauradweg“ trail. Mountainbikers can be connected to a specialized mountainbike tour guide on request.

https://www.region-villach.at/de/rad/radtouren-2138286.html

Carinthian Mountains

The „OssiacherTauern“ Mountains are direct accessible from the Hotel –  familiy friendly trails are available to the Castle Landskron and further

Gerlitzen

We recommend our guests to use the Cable Car to the „Gerlitzen Mountain“ just 3km away. – http://www.gerlitzen.com/

Top Hint: Use the Cable Car to get on the top of the mountain and use a TANDEM PARAGLIDE instructor to fly to the Valley with you – more info on request. – http://www.tandemfliegen.at/

Dobratsch  – Villacher Alpe

On the West side of Villach, ca 20 min by car, the Villacher Alpe offers beautiful View to Villach, Gailtal and Italy. A mountainroad gets you to approx 1500m by car where further hiking trails start. – https://www.villacher-alpenstrasse.at

Burg Landskron – Ancient Castle Landskron

The Hotel Waldhof is located directly below the Ancient Castle Landskron. Walking time is approx 30 minutes, but you can access the Castle also by Car (toll-road). The Castle is opened from Mai-October and offers a Restaurant and a Wild-Eagle breading Station the up to three daily show events. This is a must see for families and wildlife interested guests. There is also a station offering tours through a wild-monkey habitat at the castle (Japanes Makkaken monkeys are living in a huge open area in the mountain)

http://www.burg-landskron.at/

http://adlerarena.com/

http://www.affenberg.com/

Villach

Villacher Kirchtag – Great Cultural Event in August
30/7 – 6/8 2017

http://www.villacherkirchtag.at/