Often called the secret capital of Carinthia, Villach is the second largest town in the state (or Land) and the region's economic and cultural centre. The vast surrounding territory, which reaches as far as the lakes Faaker See and Ossiacher See, offers numerous possibilities for relaxtion and leisure activities. Warmbad, with its springs and thermal baths, which justify Villach's reputation as a spa town, should not be neglected either.
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