Feistritz an der Gail trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Build your own package

+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +
Trip Planner Europe  /  Austria  /  Austrian Alps  /  Carinthia  /  Feistritz an der Gail

Feistritz an der Gail

Feistritz an der Gail is a town in the district of Villach-Land in Carinthia in Austria. It is close to the borders with both Italy and Slovenia. The Black Forest to the south of the town borders the Italian comune of Tarvisio, in the Province of Udine. There are several landmarks of importance in and around the town, including Ulli's Herb Garden, the House of Bats, the Parish Church of St. Martin and Mary Magdalene's Chapel.GeographyFeistritz, the largest community in the Lower Gail Valley, covers an area of some 20km2. It is located at an elevation of 638m. The town's population, as of 2012, was 649. The forest to the south bordering Italy is named Schwarzwald, meaning Black Forest. Nötsch im Gailtal is located approximately to the north of Feistritz an der Gail. The nearby Feistritzer Alm reaches a height of 1700m at the foot of the Oisternig (2052m).HistoryThe first documented reference to Feistritz is to be found in a deed from 1119. Breeding of Noriker horses began in the 14th century as the marshy land resulting from the Dorbatsch landspill in 1348 was unsuitable for cattle. The inhabitants of the Gail Valley are known for their courage and sense of business, acquired over centuries of trade, as they transported goods from Italy to Salzburg and Bavaria. Under the rationalization of Austrian municipalities in 1973, the former Municipality of Feistritz became part of the Municipality of Hohenthurn.
Our Austria road trip planning site allows you to plan your trip to Feistritz an der Gail and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Feistritz an der Gail

Places to visit with Feistritz an der Gail

SalzburgTrip planner BEST FOR: Lookout, Historic Site, Garden InnsbruckTrip planner BEST FOR: History Museum, Historic Site, Zoo WattensTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, History Museum LangenfeldTrip planner BEST FOR: Spa / Wellness, History Museum, Church Neustift im StubaitalTrip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Waterfall, Parasailing / Paragliding