City of Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, usually known as just Klagenfurt is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia in Austria. It is in the lower middle of Austria, almost the same distance from Innsbruck in the west as it is from Vienna in the northeast. Klagenfurt is a popular vacation spot, with mountains both to the south and north, numerous parks and a series of 23 stately homes and castles on its outskirts.
Basic tourist information
Hochosterwitz Castle (map). One of the most impressive medieval castles in Austria, dating back to the 9th century, is 20 km outside of town. This rock castle stands on a dolomite rock towering 175 m above everything else, and is considered a landmark for the entire Carinthia state.
In summer, the city is home to the Altstadtzauber (The Magic of the Old City) festival.
Lindwurm, Neuer Platz (map). The lindworm is the town’s landmark. According to a legend, an evil dragon infested the region where Klagenfurt is located today. The duke of Karnburg promised land to those who would catch and kill the dragon. Eventually a group of menials achieved the killing of the dragon by a trick. (In Old Slovene, cviljovec is a place haunted by such a wailing female ghost or cvilya)
Minimundus (map) open from April to October. This park offers a huge collection of miniature models of famous buildings from many countries in the world.
The centre of the city (around Alter Platz, map) offers a large variety of boutiques, book shops and perfumeries. Stalls serve traditional Austrian cuisine in the indoor part of Klagenfurt’s market.
Most sights of interest can be easily reached by foot. Klagenfurt offers an extensive bus network. The main bus hub is at Heiligengeistplatz (map) in the centre of the city.
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Regions & Cities of Austria
Salzkammergut – the region is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site as “Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape“. Lower Austria, Wachau — inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000 with the towns *Melk, *Spitz, *Dürnstein and Krems. Salzburg (state) – the most important forms of income are tourism and agriculture.
Tyrol – is a multi-national historical region in the heart of the Alps. South Tyrol, despite its German-speaking majority, has been part of Italy since the end of World War I. It makes up the northern portion of the alpine Italian autonomous province Trentino-Alto Adige with its capital in Bolzano / Bozen.
Vorarlberg – the state is almost entirely mountainous and enjoys one of the highest standards of living and income levels in Austria due to its proximity to Switzerland. It is also is home to an Alemanic alpine culture, quite different to the rest of Austria making it a special place in the country even to other Austrians.
For the most up-to-date information, see the official tourist resources.
Transport around Klagenfurt
STW.at – public transport in the city of Klagenfurt and the suburbs. + Download the KlagenfurtMobil app
⇒ TRANSPORT & BUS TIMETABLES (visitklagenfurt.at) • Getting There & Around (austria.info)
Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.