Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia (Austria)

Klagenfurt is the capital of Carinthia, the most southerly of the nine Austrian provinces, close to where Austria, Italy and Slovenia come together. It’s nestled on the scenic banks of the Wörthersee, one of the most popular bathing lakes in Carinthia, and has been honoured many times for its historic town centre, culture and sights. The arcaded walkways, winding passages, idyllic courtyards, lovely cafes, great restaurants, nice beer gardens, trendy boutiques and beautiful galleries invite you to stroll, enjoy and be amazed. Klagenfurt’s tourism bureau offers free walking tours on Friday and Saturday mornings from Neuer Platz square, which are a great way to get a feel for the city. Klagenfurt’s emblem, the stone figure of the Lindwurm on Neuer Platz, acts as a reminder of the legend surrounding the city’s beginnings – Klagenfurt was founded in 1161 as a market town. Klagenfurt is also famous for the old moat and canal added between 1527 and 1558, which still connects Klagenfurt to the Wörthersee lake. Also worth seeing are the 16th century cathedral, the Landhaus, the Old Town Hall, Viktring Abbey, the Regional Museum of Carinthia, and Minimundus, where 150 models of the most beautiful buildings from all over the world are presented with a very close attention to the smallest details. A highlight is also the annual “old town of Klagenfurt-magic”, one of the biggest events in Carinthia, which takes place every year in August.

To visit Klagenfurt from the Bled area, you can go through the Karawanken Tunnel (74 km, 55 minutes) or over the Loibl Pass (71 km, 1 hour 5 minutes).

Alter Platz in Klagenfurt
Alter Platz in Klagenfurt, Austria

Alter Platz in Klagenfurt
Alter Platz in Klagenfurt, Austria

Lindwurmbrunnen at Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt
Lindwurmbrunnen at Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Landeshauptadt, Carinthia, Austria
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Landhaus in Klagenfurt
Landhaus in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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Wappensaal Hall in the Landhaus building, Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
Wappensaal Hall, Landhaus building, Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Middle-class house in Klagenfurt
Middle-class house in Klagenfurt, capital of the state Carinthia, Austria
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Cathedral square (Domplatz) with Cathedral and city parish church Saints Peter and Paul in Klagenfurt
Cathedral square (Domplatz) with Cathedral and city parish church Saints Peter and Paul in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Cafe sunset bar on the beach in Klagenfurt
Cafe sunset bar on the beach in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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Klagenfurt’s Benedictine Market in downtown Klagenfurt offers everything your heart desires
Klagenfurt's Benedictine Market in downtown Klagenfurt offers everything your heart desires.

Klagenfurt’s Benedictine Market in downtown Klagenfurt offers everything your heart desires
Klagenfurt's Benedictine Market in downtown Klagenfurt offers everything your heart desires.
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Lido Metnitzstrand in Klagenfurt
Lido Metnitzstrand in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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Lido with the cafe Sunset bar in Klagenfurt
Lido with the cafe Sunset bar in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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Lido bridge with café on the Friedelstrand in Klagenfurt
Lido bridge with café on the Friedelstrand in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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View at the beach and the new Lakepark Hotel in Klagenfurt
View at the beach and the new Lakepark Hotel in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Rizzi bridge across the Lendkanal on Tarviser Strasse in Klagenfurt
Rizzi bridge across the Lendkanal on Tarviser Strasse, Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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Historic stone bridge across the Lendkanal in Klagenfurt
Historic stone bridge across the Lendkanal in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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Baroque building Weisses Ross (white stallion) in Klagenfurt
Baroque guesthouse Weisses Ross (white stallion) in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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House Stauder in Klagenfurt, designed and built by Franz Baumgartner in 1909
House Stauder, designed and built by Franz Baumgartner in 1909, city of Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Rainerhof on Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt
Rainerhof on Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Heuplatz in Klagenfurt
Heuplatz in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Lendkanal, the artificial outflow from the Lake Woerth in Klagenfurt
Lendkanal, the artificial outflow from the Lake Woerth in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Autumnal Lend port (Lendhafen) in Klagenfurt
Autumnal Lend port (Lendhafen) in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Stadttheater Klagenfurt
Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Klagenfurt Planetarium
Planetarium in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

Memorial place of the state Carinthia with church on Kreuzbergl in Klagenfurt
Memorial place of the state Carinthia with church on Kreuzbergl in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Castle Tentschach in Klagenfurt
Castle Tentschach in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria
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Minimundus in Klagenfurt
Minimundus in Klagenfurt on the Lake Woerth, Carinthia, Austria

Flowers in the Europapark in Klagenfurt
Flowers in the Europapark, Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

“City Arkaden shopping mal in Klagenfurt city center
City Arkaden shopping mal in Klagenfurt city center, Carinthia, Austria

Shopping center Südpark in Klagenfurt
Shopping center Südpark in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

View from the flank of the Schrottkogel at the city of Klagenfurt
View from the flank of the Schrottkogel at the city of Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Road to Klagenfurt.
Road to Klagenfurt, Austria
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Location:
Klagenfurt’s Old Town Center Address: Alter Platz, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
Klagenfurt’s Old Town Center Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.62532, 14.30912
Klagenfurt’s Old Town Center GPS coordinates: 46° 37′ 31.1772” N     14° 18′ 32.8572” E

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Klagenfurt (drive 74 km, 52 minutes)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to Klagenfurt (drive 79 km, 59 minutes)

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