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Getting There -- Velden sits astride the main routes that connect Klagenfurt with Villach, Salzburg, and Innsbruck. Dozens of trains stop throughout the day, and the trip from Klagenfurt takes 14 to 21 minutes. For information about train schedules, call tel. 05/1717 (www.oebb.at).

Velden has bus lines extending north and south, into small nearby villages, and east and west, paralleling the railway tracks to Klagenfurt and Villach. For bus information, call tel. 0463/54340 in Klagenfurt.

If you're driving from Klagenfurt, head west along Route 83 for 23km (14 miles).

Visitor Information -- The tourist office in the village center (tel. 04274/2103) is open Monday to Thursday 8am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday 8am to 8pm, and Sunday 9am to 5pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.