Action and relaxation. Great events and culture. A modern city to shop in with a historic city centre. That’s Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. Magnificent buildings, stylish old town houses and castles, which are, to some extent, open to the public; all of this gives the city its very specific flair.
Discover the historic city centre
Klagenfurt’s magnificent historic city centre can be discovered with the help of a tour guide. There are free guided tours every Friday and Saturday. They begin in front of the tourism building at town hall. For those, who prefer being spontaneous, the city can also be explored with the help of the brochure “Discovering the Historic City Centre”, which is available free of charge at the tourist information bureau.
Art and culture is omnipresent in the heart of Carinthia. Also in the Carinthian Museum of Modern Art with its impressive collection, the State Museum Rudolfinum or in the City Gallery with its interesting themed exhibitions. Under no circumstances should you miss out on visiting the Fuchs Chapel with its magnificently colourful interpretation of the apocalypse or the impressive Coat of Arms Hall.
The capital has the most concentrated retail offers in regard to quantity and quality in the Alps-Adriatic region and is distinguished by a wide variety of shops from various trade sectors with a diverse range of brands. The range of brands is extremely compact: Allude, American Vintage, Diane v. Fürstenberg, DKNY, Liebeskind, Luz Da Lua, Moncler, Seven for all Mankind, Hugo Boss, and many more.
Austria’s oldest pedestrian precinct in the heart of the historic city centre offers an opportunity to stroll, browse or shop. The consolidated range of shops in the city centre, which can be reached on foot, significantly contributes to Klagenfurt’s popularity as a city to shop in. It is never longer than a 10 minute walk from one ring to the opposite side. The colourful mixture of businesses with long traditions, fresh ideas and new highlights is very persuading in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee.
Shopping and tasting, strolling down picturesque lanes, a boat trip from the city centre to the scenic lake Wörthersee holding home-made ice cream in your hand and staring into the sunset – only Klagenfurt am Wörthersee has that to offer.
Klagenfurt is an indulgence and has a wide variety to offer the palate. The catering services provide culinary pleasures with Carinthian cuisine as well as international specialities.
You can dive into the Austrian coffeehouse tradition in one of the numerous cafés and enjoy a cup of coffee with a pastry. You can find a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere in a wide variety of cafés and restaurants.
Tasting the treats at the Benediktiner Market is an indulgence for all senses: Here, you can spoil your taste buds with delicacies from Carinthia, Italy and Slovenia. A multi-coloured market of delicacies and a sumptuous reflection of the Alps-Adriatic region.
Paradise for sunbathers
The location directly by Lake Wörthersee and the Mediterranean climate provide for a southern flair. In the eastern bay of the lake with drinking water quality, all those craving the sun can enjoy themselves in Europe’s largest inland lakeside lido with three huge bathing jetties, slides and a spacious sunbathing area. White passenger ships and colourful sailing boats float along on the turquoise blue water. There is also the opportunity of playing football, beach volleyball and much more here.
Sports and event capital
Klagenfurt makes a good impression as a sports and event capital, particularly in the summer: The highlights include the Carinthia Ironman Austria – a spectacular sporting event for the toughest athletes -, the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam and the “Run in Carinthia” event. Numerous competitions motivate everyone to participate and are also suitable for those, who do not consider themselves professionals, as well as for children.
When the traditional “Altstadtzauber” (“historic district magic”) is opened in the middle of August, the entire city is turned into a party zone. Fireworks, concerts, a flea market and culinary temptations attract guests and locals alike.
Tourismus Region Klagenfurt am Wörthersee GmbH
Neuer Platz 5
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Tel.: +43 463 537-2223