VILLACH FOR MEETINGS AND EVENTS
As the seventh largest settlement in Austria and second largest in Carinthia Villach manages to captivate visitors with its easy-going, Mediterranean lifestyle. The town is also an important transport intersection for the whole Alpe-Adria region, with the Italian and Slovenian borders just a short hop away. Villach is a small town with a big conference knowledge and a hunger to become even better at it. Situated in central Europe, rich in natural beauty and influenced by a multilingual culture and, it also offers state of the art infrastructure for meeting professionals.
Villach is the first Fairtrade city in Carinthia
The non-governmental organization and the national certification body for fair trade Austria officially certified Villach as the first city in the Austrian state of Carinthia as a Fairtrade city.
QUICK TALK: Ms. Heidrun Heber, banquet manager and Ms. Claudia Guani, Sales & Marketing, Naturhotel Hoteldorf Schönleitn
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly!” Saint-Exupéry wrote in “The Little Prince”. And nature has so much to give, to show, to discover, to live – it would be more than a pity not to look at it with the heart and to enjoy the encounter.
QUICK TALK: Barbara Soffritti, Sales & Marketing at Thermenresort Warmbad Villach
“Villach is the hot spot – it is an easily accessible location that offers you plenty of incentive opportunities”
OFF THE BEATEN MICE TRACK
A ZEST FOR MEETINGS
MICHAEL CERON, owner of Zitrusgarten
The Citrus Garden is one of Carinthia’s many pride and joys for so many different reasons – it can be a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation time, a creative place where great ideas can be shared and discussed, a place to seek refuge from the heat of summer, a delightful gastronomic experience or simply a new destination to be experienced and enjoyed.It is therefore no wonder that this oasis has been a focus for creative incentive getaways for quite some time now, and as Carinthia is known for its top quality service and unique experiences they often invite such creative and local businesses to join them while presenting the region at home and abroad.
MONKEY BUSINESS ALLOWED
AFFENBERG – “Monkey Mountain”
Overlooking the valley of the river Drau with its lakes and backdrop mountains, Landskron hill is one of the most impressive viewpoints of Villach. Besides the excellent views, it also offers tons of interesting things to do. On the hilltop that can be used as a hiking point you can find the remains of the old fortress of Landskron castle. These remains are still used today as an event location and one part has even been transformed into a roost for predatory birds. Then there are the scheduled shows that depending on the season and the weather play a 40-minute long demonstration of birds circling around the castle and just above your head.
RENT A VILLAGE
NATURHOTEL HOTELDORF SCHÖNLEITN
When you first step into the village you immediately feel the sublime atmosphere created by the wooden buildings. The complex stretches over 45,000 m2 and offers 177 cosy suites. Sleeping in the boutique apartments is a special experience and a unique example of the progressive but respectful development of tourism, an idea that was developed way before it became a trend. The solid furniture, natural bedding and ecologically considerate materials all add to a pleasant stay. The rich offer at the Natural Spa, with an outdoor and indoor pool, saunas, steam baths and massage rooms, offers even more opportunity for relaxation.