Villach Alpine Road:
Panoramic road to the Dobratsch 

Spanning 16.5 kilometres in length, Villach Alpine Road proceeds up to the Dobratsch – Villach’s local mountain. Taking in seven hairpin bends, several gentle bends and with a moderate incline, this mountain road winds its way up to 1200 metres altitude – to Rosstratte, the end and high point of Villach Alpine Road. On the way to the top,  this panoramic road offers superb viewing points, spanning three countries – extending to the Julian Alps in Italy and Slovakia, and to the Karawanken in Carinthia. Those who venture out on to ‘Skywalk’, which hovers 400 metres above the ‘Rote Wand’, can get an idea of what it feels like to be a honey buzzard flying above the Dobratsch ... 

Discover what,  Villach Alpine Road has to offer!



Welcome to Villach Alpine Road!

Are you now asking yourself what you need for your excursion to Villach Alpine Road? And everything you need to know? Don’t worry, we have compiled everything you need for your visit. Where possible, we have even thought of the things you might not even have considered … The sensational views, the gentle, sweeping bends and relatively low inclines make this road a unique joy for car drivers and motorcyclists, as well as cyclists and old-timer drivers. And E-cars are now seen more often, cruising through these silky twists and turns. How would you like to explore Villach Alpine Road? 

Favourite excursion destination in theheart of Carinthia

It is not without reason that Villach Alpine Road is one of Carinthia’s favourite excursion destinations – with over 150,000 visitors each season, it is one of the Top 5 excursion destinations in the country. Maybe one reason is that along Villach Alpine Road, all guests are very well catered for. Pleasure-filled cycling adventures, enjoying the natural surroundings on the walking and hiking paths, play areas for children, and - last but not least – culinary delectations in the inns and mountain guesthouses. Get information now about ticket prices and opening hours for this view-packed mountain road in Villach!

Prices & opening hours

Dobratsch nature park

NATURal adventures

Adventures in the natural surroundings are so close by along Villach Alpine Road! After all, this mountain road proceeds right into Dobratsch Nature Park, in Carinthia’s oldest nature conservation area.

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Road with meadow and forest and mountains in the background | ©

Alpengarten at
10,000 m²

superb alpine blossoms

Those of you who adore flowers definitely ought to pay a visit to Alpengarten ‘Villacher Alpe’. It is here, on an area spanning 10,000 m², that around 800 Alpine plants from three climate zones thrive. 

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Yellow flower with an bumblebee on it | ©

In meadows, woodlands & exhibitions

rare animals

The ‘Herrscher der Lüfte’ (‘Rulers of the Skies’) exhibition, in Aichingerhütte is devoted to the exceptional variety of birds that are found in the region. And of course, with each and every step you take, you come across animals when you are out on the Alpine pastures and in the mountain woodlands. 

Gämse auf einer Wiese auf der Villacher Alpenstraße | ©