Is Villach Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Villach has a reputation for being peaceful and safe, even at night. Austrian law enforcement is reliable and efficient, and violent crime is rare. However, always adhere to standard travel safety measures such as not walking alone late at night, being cautious of personal possessions, and avoiding less crowded areas.

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How safe is Villach?

Safety at nightSafe

Villach is generally a safe city, even at night. Crimes, particularly those against tourists, are fairly low because it is well-policed and the locals are typically friendly and helpful. However, it's always advisable for visitors to stay aware of their surroundings, especially when exploring less crowded or poorly lit areas at night.

Public transportationSafe

Public transportation in Villach is generally considered safe. There's a wide array of options, including buses and trains, that are reliable and well-maintained. The staff are professional and helpful, and timeliness is highly valued in the transport system. As a solo woman traveler, you typically won't encounter any major issues. However, like anywhere, it's wise to remain alert and conscious of your belongings at all times.

Street harassmentVery low

Villach, is a very safe and respectful city. The culture emphasizes mutual respect and street harassment towards women is generally very low. However, like in any destination, it is still recommended to be vigilant and aware of your surroundings.

Petty crimesVery low

Villach, like the rest of Austria, is a remarkably safe city with a low crime rate. Instances of petty crimes such as pickpocketing are rare, especially compared to larger European cities. However, adhering to standard precautions like keeping personal belongings close, especially in crowded areas, is always advisable.

Tap waterVery safe

Tap water in Villach is of high quality and considered extremely safe to drink. It is sourced from the pristine Alpine springs, and is constantly monitored for purity. It not only meets but exceeds EU standards, with locals often preferring it over bottled water. You can confidently refill your water bottle from any public tap or from your accommodation's faucet.

Is Austria safe right now?

Travelers to Austria, regardless of their origin country, are recommended to observe normal safety precautions. This includes being vigilant of personal belongings, keeping important documentation safe, and respecting local customs and laws.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Austria. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises taking normal security precautions in Austria. Check the full travel advisory.
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Austria. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: October 3, 2023

Is Villach safe to visit?

Giú

Giú (20)

Italy

Solo travel experience

I have been to Villach working as am Au Pair in August 2023. The city is located near the Italian border, but it’s not so easy to reach if you don’t live near Venice. From Venice there is a Flixbus that takes you directly to Villach and it’s quite cheap. Staying the nights in hotels can also be quite expensive, so I would recommend going to Austria as an hiking/sporty trip and camping in one of the many camping villages around the area. This is the best option even because the city here are quite small and quiet, so there isn’t much to visit and see, but I would highly recommend making some trips and hikes on the mountains around the areas! The nature here is beautiful and vibrant, and everything is very well preserved and taken care of. The signals to hikes are always clear and well places, it’s difficult to get lost. There are bikeways to get pretty much everywhere! And lots of beautiful lakes. Austria is a great place to visit in both in Summer and Winter. If someone desires visiting some museums of main big city, the main ones are Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz and Wien (the Capital). A little city near Salzburg that’s definitely worth a day trip to is Hallstatt. It’s quite touristy and difficult to reach so I would suggest going in off season. Some suggestion: - Mount Gerlitzen, over the Össiacher See (lake). There is a bikeway that in less than two hour gets all around the lake. The top of the mountain is reachable both by foot (but it’s really long) or with a chairlift. It’s a well known place for parachuting. There are a lot of camping sites around the lake. On the mountain there are both attractions, services and places to eat. - Mount Dobratsch: it’s one of the best place to witness the rising sun. You have to get near the top with the car or bus, but then the is a big and easy road in the nature toward the top (1h30). For the more adventurous, the are many side ways. Main attractions in Villach: - there is a nice little museum of the city - a giant 3d map of the area - there are three to four small churches - in winter there are the traditional festivities and local activities - in summer there is the “Kirstag”, a week of festivities, music, beer. An lots of local foods In the end Austria is quite magic and worth visiting; it’s not the cheapest place but very safe and ideal for nature lovers and sporty people. Contact me if you have any questions or needs suggestions! Hope it was useful:) Take care!

Posted: August 26, 2023Experienced: August, 2023
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