Dobratsch nature park in Carinthia, Austria
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Dobratsch nature park

Dobratsch nature park in Carinthia

Varied nature experiences along the Villach Alpine Road and around the mountain

On the one hand, the Dobratsch is Villach’s landmark mountain beloved and treasured as a local recreational area by the city’s inhabitants. Where else can you get from the city to the high mountains within 20 minutes? On the other, the Dobratsch is an element that dominates the landscape – not just because it serves as the region’s drinking water and thermal water storage, but also because it has bound many emotions as an ancient mountain pasture and pilgrimage destination for generations. Culture and nature go hand in hand on and around the Dobratsch, also called Villacher Alpe. That was one of the reasons for establishing the Dobratsch nature park. But what actually is a nature park and what role does the Villach Alpine Road play in experiencing it in its many facets?
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