To get to Villach's tourist office, Rathauspl. 1, from the train station, walk out to Bahnhofstr. over the bridge and through Hauptpl. to Rathauspl. The office is at the far end. (24 44 40; fax 244 44 17. Open in summer M-F 9am-6pm, Sa 9am-noon; off-season M-F 9am-12:30pm and 1:30-5pm.)
The regional tourist office in St. Ruprecht (420 00; fax 427 77) offers up-to-date ski information.
There are ATMs throughout the city.
The station has 24hr. electronic lockers (€2-3).
The local hospital is on Dreschnidstr. (20 80).
Call 203 30 to reach the police headquarters at Tralteng. 34.
Internet access is available at Ken-i-di, Ledererg. 16. (213 22. Open Tu-Sa 6pm-2am, Su 3-11pm. €0.10 per min.)
The main post office, 8-Mai-Pl. 2, also exchanges currency. (Open daily 7:30am-noon and 2-5:30pm.) Postal code: A-9500.
Fondest memory: Holiday atmosphere was everywhere and we really enjoyed walking around, even doing (a lot) X-mas shopping... We found some really cute gift shops - so cute that I ended up buying almost all X-mas presents in Villach.
Favorite thing: Roam around through the mountains. Walking in Austria, especially Kärnten (Karintia), Tirol, Salzburgerland and the Steiermark is of unique pleasure and the Autrian touristboard does everything to create new routes and pleasurable walks for all.
Favorite thing: Everybody (well, almost!) likes receiving letters - I certainly do, though there are other, more modern and efficient means of communication - e-mail, phone, and such like. However, if you simply like getting letters or if you need, say, the originals or paper copies of some documents sent to you while you are on the move, you can use the poste restante service. Your best bet is to use the American Express service, which is available for free to clients - you should hold either their card or travellers cheques. They are reliable and present in all major cities.
Favorite thing: This is a small map of Villach and its surroundings. Villach is well known for it's Alp Mountain the Villacher Alpe.