202 Route 29. VILLACH.
and farther on, on the S. bank, lies Maiernigg, both with restau¬
rants and baths. — 84 M. Krumpendorf (Rail. Restaurant; Simon,
etc.), with baths and numerous villas. 86i/2 M. Pritschitz; opposite,
on a rocky promontory on the S. bank, the village of Afarta- Worth
(Inn on the lake), with an ancient Gothic church. — 87i/2 M. Port-
schach ("Wahliss's Establishment, consisting of a hotel and nine villas,
with restaurant, large park, etc.; "Werzer; Hot.-Pens. Bellevue; Rich-
ter; Rail. Restaurant), a favourite summer-resort, with lake-baths
(mean temperature in summer, 73° Fahr.). — We next pass Leonstein
92*/2 M. Velden ("Ulbing, "Wrann, both with swimming and
other baths; Wahliss, in the old chateau; Miiller; Kointsch; apart¬
ments at numerous villas, R. 11/2-2 fl.; Cafe Moro), a favourite
watering-place, is pleasantly situated at the W. end of the lake.
On the lake at Aum, I1/2 M. from Velden, is the "Auenhof- Stossier
Establishment, a hotel-pension, with a hydropathic ('Kneipp System'). — A
beautiful excursion may be taken to the S. to (3 M.) Rosegg, with a chateau
and deer-park of Prince Liechtenstein. The ascent of the Sternberg (2405 ft.;
I72 hr.) is also recommended. The top commands a delightful "View.
The line quits the lake, traverses a wooded, undulating tract,
and at (97 M.) Fbderlach approaches the Drave, which it crosses twice.
To the right stands the well-preserved castle of Wernberg. Farther
on, to the N., at the entrance to the Ossiacher-Thal, are the pic¬
turesque ruins of the castle of Landskron.
103 M. Villach (1665 ft,; "Hotel Mosser, "Hotel Tarmann, both
near the station; "Post; Stadt Meran; "Fischer, with garden; "Rail.
Restaurant), an old town on the Drave, with 7680 inhab., the junction
of lines to St, Michael (R. 31), to Laibach (R. 30), and to Udine
(R. 31), is picturesquely situated in a broad, fertile basin at the base
of the Dobratsch (see below). The tower of the Gothic Parish Church
(16th cent.) commands a fine *View. The Hans-Gasser-Platz is
adorned with a statue of Gasser, the sculptor (d. 1868), by Messner.
— About 2 M. to the S.W. lies Warmbad Villach (rail, stat., p. 206),
with warm sulphur-springs and a good bath-house.
The "Dobratsch, or Villacher Alpe (7110 ft.), is best ascended from
Bleiberg (2950ft.; "Mohren; Stern), 9 M. to the W. of Villach, whence a
rough road leads to the top in 4 hrs. (carr. 14 fl.). Inn on the summit. The
view embraces the valleys of the Drave and the Gail with the lakes of
Ossiach and Worth, and the Julian Alps to the S.
30. From Laibach to Villach.
Comp. Maps, pp. 200, 112.
8O1/2 M. Railway (Staatsbahn) in 4i/2-5 hrs. (fares 4 fl. 50, 3 fl., 1 fl.
50 kr.). Provisions should be taken. Views generally to the left.
Laibach, see p. 196. The train traverses the broad plain of the
Sau, or Save, towards the N. Beyond (31/2 M.) Vizmarje it approaches
the river. At (7i/.j M.) Zwischenwassern we cross the Zeier, beyond
which opens the broad basin of Krainburg, with the Grintouz and
other Sannthal Alps on the right and the triple-peaked Terglou on