Villach Castle

Villach, Austria

Villach castle was first mentioned in 1270 and built probably in 1233. There are still remains of original tower and north wall. The existing castle was built in the 16th century and remodelled several times after that. The chapel dates from the 14th century. Today there is a exhibition of archaeological foundings.

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Burgplatz 1, Villach, Austria
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Nikki Kadak (13 months ago)
Interesting show, I like they showed the flying of different kinds of birds, although you can see them in enclousers as well. The downside was there was no English commentary during the show, just German, it’s be cool to learn some facts about the birds and so on.
Yarko Picavet (2 years ago)
If you are staying nearby and bought a Kärnten Card, you should definitely pay a visit. Shows multiple times a day (visit website for times) take approx. half an hour and show many birds. Comment from staff mostly in German (some short explanation in English), but that does not really spoil the show ?. Location of the show is great - you are surrounded by mountains. Parking costs are 4€20. The Landskron offers very nice views of the Ossiacher See area. You can enjoy a drink or lunch/diner whilst enjoying the view. You can also visit the Affenberg. We did not as you can only visit with a guide and we would have to wait an hour for the tour. But cannot judge if it is worthwhile or not.
Vincenzo (2 years ago)
Recommended place to visit. The show is a combination of flying birds and a story about their wildlife. The birds can do what they want, get some food during the show. Or if they are grumpy ;) fly away and come back days later. The narrator speaks both German and English. Bring some sunscreen in case of sunny weather and a bottle of water because the climb up is steep. If you are lucky and early you can park in front of the castle or at one of the 10 places inside the castle. Combine your visit with the Affenberg monkey park (same parking space)
Kyle Mika (4 years ago)
Great expierence. It might be hard to understand for others since it's all in German, but the show was spectacular and funny! I was here in 2011 and after 9 years, it still did not disappoint.
Marieke Hannen (4 years ago)
Entrance is cash only... So after 30 minutes in line you can turn back. Very corona unfriendly to handle all that cash. Plus it's 2020.. Come on. It would be nice to mention on your website that there's a additional parking fee plus cash needed.
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