Klagenfurt (officially: Klagenfurt am Wörthersee; Slovenian: Celovec) is the capital of Carinthia. Klagenfurt is located at the eastern end of the Wörthersee.

There is a special rivalry between the Klagenfurters and the Villachers. The two major cities are about 35 kilometers apart. This rivalry becomes particularly evident when the two ice hockey clubs of the KAC (Klagenfurt Athletics Club) and the VSV (Villacher Sport Verein) meet. Both play in the highest Austrian league and very often these two clubs have agreed on the championship among themselves. There is almost no Carinthian who does not keep his fingers crossed for one of the two teams.

Large events can lead to bottlenecks in Klagenfurt. You can try to switch to the neighboring communities:
Maria Wörth am Wörthersee
Krumpendorf am Wörthersee, there is a direct train connection
Liebenfels (has a train connection, change in Sankt Veit an der Glan, travel time is around 30 minutes).
Maria Saal, there is a direct train connection
Ebenthal, is only 3 km from the city center of Klagenfurt, there is also the Klagenfurt-Ebenthal train station 1 km away
Maria Rain, there is a direct train connection



1 cathedral church, cathedral square. The church was built in the 16th century and has some beautiful wall paintings inside.
2 St. Egyd Parish Church, Pfarrplatz. With a 92 meter high tower with viewing platform. Open: Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Maria Wörth, is located on the peninsula of the same name directly on the shore of Lake Wörth.

1 Landhaus, Landhaushof 1. Tel .: +43 (0) 463 5775 72 15. Open: daily 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. + 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Lindworm. The Lindwurm is the landmark of Klagenfurt. It stands in the middle of Neuer Platz. The Lindwurm is a reminder of the legend that tells how the city of Klagenfurt was founded.

3 Landesmuseum, Museumgasse 2. Tel .: +43 (0) 536 30552. The Landesmuseum shows a number of collections mainly from history. Open: Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thu 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., November - March Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun only until 4 p.m.
4 Robert Musil Museum, Bahnhofstrasse 50. The Robert Musil Museum, also known as the Museum of Literature, shows exhibitions on Robert Musil, Ingeborg Bachmann and Christine Lavant. Open: Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Streets and squares
Old place. The Alte Platz is the center of the old town of Klagenfurt. The Golden Goose House, which is the oldest building in Carinthia, is also located there.
New place. The Neue Platz is 100-200m south of the Alter Platz and is right next to the Klagenfurt Town Hall. Above all, this square is famous for the Lindwurm, which stands in the middle of the square and is supposed to show the history of Klagenfurt. edit info

Europe Park. The Europapark is located in the west of Klagenfurt, close to the Wörther See. The Europapark is a very large recreational area. It is also in close proximity to the University of Klagenfurt.

Minimundus, Villacher Straße 241, opening times: April, October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May, June, September from 9 am to 6 pm; July, August from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Entry to the Minimundus costs 11 euros. There are discounts for children, students, families and groups. The Minimundus is also called the little world on Lake Wörth. Buildings from all over the world have been faithfully reproduced here. Children in particular will enjoy a visit, but adults will also get their money's worth.
Happ reptile zoo, opening times: daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in winter only until 5 p.m. The reptile zoo is in close proximity to the Minimundus. Snakes, lizards and reptiles from all over the world are cared for here. A visit is a must for lovers of these animals.

Klagenfurt is right on the Wörthersee and the municipal lido is very popular in summer. In addition, Klagenfurt offers a large leisure program such as Iron Man, Carinthia runs, beach volleyball Swatch World Tour and many other sporting and creative events:

Beach volleyball Grand Slam. Every year the best beach volleyball players in the world play a tournament in Klagenfurt's lido; the city becomes a big party zone. Tickets for this event are difficult to get due to the high demand. However, there is always a certain capacity of free places allocated at short notice, for which you have to queue for a long time.
Ice Hockey. In winter you can play the Carinthian "national sport" ice hockey in Klagenfurt on some artificial ice surfaces and sometimes on the frozen Wörthersee. A visit to a KAC game is also recommended for those interested. "Derbies" against Villach are usually sold out, you have to order tickets in good time. Information is available from the EC KAC
To bathe. The Klagenfurt lido, located on Lake Wörth, offers space for around 12,000 people in summer. In the lido there is a small soccer field, a beach volleyball court, a large water slide and a restaurant.



Getting there

By plane
Klagenfurt Airport is 3 km outside the city center. Bus line 42 runs every hour during the day to the city center to the main train station.

Austrian Airlines connects Klagenfurt with Vienna several times a day.

With Eurowings there are a few connections per week from Cologne / Bonn, Hamburg and Berlin.

By train
Trains to Klagenfurt run regularly from Germany, Italy, the former Yugoslavia and Vienna. It is a 10-minute walk from the train station to the city center. There are also buses. From Villach you can reach Klagenfurt every half hour.

Travel time from Vienna main station approx. 4 hours, from Villach approx. 30 minutes, from Salzburg approx. 3 hours, from Udine approx. 2 hours, from Ljubljana approx. 2:10 hours with a change in Villach.

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By bus
There are international bus connections to Klagenfurt from various cities in the following countries: Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania. There are also numerous regional bus connections from other Carinthian communities.

In the street
From Vienna you drive on the A2 via Graz to Klagenfurt; the alternative route over the Semmering (S6-S36-S37 / B317) is approx. 50 km shorter from Vienna and is constantly being expanded.
From Germany, the journey from Salzburg takes you via the Tauern Autobahn. At the Villach junction you change from the A10 to the A2. The junction is well signposted, follow the signs Vienna - Klagenfurt.
From Italy via the A23 Canal Valley motorway over the border at Tarvisio / Arnoldstein and further on the A2.
Coming from Slovenia the fastest way is via Jesenice and the Karawanken tunnel to the Villach junction, then continue as described above. The route over the Loiblpass is shorter but slower, but it is scenic.
Parking outside the center is free of charge, in the center it is chargeable Mon-Sat. There are parking ticket machines.

By boat
Arrival by ship is possible from some other Wörthersee communities. These connections are more of an excursion character.

In Klagenfurt it is easy to get around on foot. If you want to visit sights that are a bit outside of the center, it is best to take the city buses.


There are a few shops and souvenir shops in the old town. Souvenir shops can also be found at Minimundus and other popular attractions. There are plenty of supermarkets with articles for daily needs in the whole city. There is a larger collection of specialty stores and specialist market centers (including Mediamarkt, Gigasport, Obi) along Völkermarkter Straße in the Welzenegg district. The IKEA furniture store is located right next to the Klagenfurt-Ost motorway exit.

What to eat
In Klagenfurt you will mainly come across Austrian and Italian cuisine. The cheapest restaurants are in the area around the university.

Cafeteria of the University of Klagenfurt, Universitätsstrasse. This is the cheapest place to eat. However, there is only a small selection of dishes. One menu is always vegetarian.
Pizzeria Othello, Kardinalplatz 4. Inexpensive and excellent Italian cuisine where all dishes are freshly prepared by the chef himself and where an alternative dish from Austrian cuisine is offered every day for lunch.
Pizzeria Uniwirt, Universitätsstrasse. At the Uniwirt you have to put a little more money on the table than in the cafeteria, but the food also tastes a lot better.
Benedectine market. Several market stalls serve Carinthian specialties, such as Ritschert, cheese noodle with salad, smoked sausage, and soups. Price around € 3 to € 6. There are seats inside and outside the market hall.

1 Maria Loretto, Lorettoweg 54, 9020 Klagenfurt. Tel .: +43 (0) 463 24465, fax: +43 (0) 463 24465, email: anfrage@restaurant-maria-loretto.at. The Maria Loretto is located on the small headland where the Lend Canal flows into the Wörthersee. Open: Wed - Mon 10 a.m. - midnight (hot meals 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.), Tuesdays are closed.