Klagenfurt is an idyllic city in the south of Austria on the shores of Lake Wörthersee. In the local Bavarian-Austrian dialect, the city's name is pronounced "Klognfuat".
First mentioned in documents in 1192/1199, the southern metropolis was of little relevance until Maximilian I donated the town to the Carinthian estates in 1518. In the following centuries Klagenfurt became an important trade and cultural center in the south of Austria.
And today? Today the city exudes its very own southern, almost Mediterranean flair! In addition, there are numerous sights, a charming, historic old town with Italian palaces and cultural treasures, as well as modern art galleries and the Klagenfurt City Theater: all in the immediate vicinity of the turquoise-blue Lake Wörthersee.
In the romantic old town of Klagenfurt you will find beautiful and charming accommodations as well as lovely, small city hotels. Especially in the center of Carinthia's capital, the next sight is not far away: the city can also be explored quickly and comfortably by bike or e-bike. The gorgeous Lake Wörthersee can be reached in just a few minutes by bike or by public transport.
As the southernmost province of Austria, Carinthia offers with Klagenfurt a Mediterranean city, with impressive alpine panorama, the turquoise blue Wörthersee and an exciting cultural scene everything that city travelers could wish for!
There is a lot for you to discover and experience in the Carinthian capital. The great location on Lake Wörthersee makes the state capital a popular destination for city travelers, nature lovers and music lovers! For this, numerous events and music concerts are held annually and in the immediate surrounding area there are many excursion options.
Top sights in Carinthia:
- Carinthian State Museum (Rudolfinum)
- State Library
- Mining Museum
- City Gallery Klagenfurt
- Museum of Modern Art Carinthia
- Holy Trinity Column
- Klagenfurt Cathedral
- Maria-Loretto Castle
- Lindwurm Fountain
A special highlight near Klagenfurt is the Pyramidenkogel, the highest wooden lookout tower in the world! The impressive offers a great 360-degree panoramic view over Carinthia and Lake Wörthersee.