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Getting There -- Villach is a railway junction for four different lines connecting central and southern Austria with Italy, and trains arrive throughout the day from Vienna (trip time: 4 1/2 hr.) and Klagenfurt (trip time: 25 min.). Although it's easier to take the train, several different bus lines fan out into the surrounding countryside. For train information, call tel. 05/1717; for bus information, call tel. 04242/44410. If you're driving from Klagenfurt, Villach is about 56km (35 miles) west on the Autobahn A2.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office, Rathausplatz 1 (tel. 04242/2052900), is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, and Saturday 10am 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.