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Klagenfurt

Country
Austria
State
Bundesland Karnten
City
Klagenfurt
Type of Location
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About Location

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia in Austria. With a population of over 90,000 it is the sixth-largest city in the country. The city is the bishop's seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt and home to the Alpen-Adria University.



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How to Reach

By air

Klagenfurt has its own international airport Flughafen Klagenfurt .
Scheduled flights operate to Klagenfurt from London, Berlin-Tegel, Köln - Bonn, Munich, Hamburg, Hannover, Dusseldorf and Vienna.

By train

Since Klagenfurt is located at a railway gateway to Italy, Slovenia and Germany, it can be easily reached by any bigger Austrian city. There are hourly connections to Vienna,Graz and neighbouring Villach.

By bus

Klagenfurt has daily connections to Graz (departing close to the main train station) and to Ljubljana in Slovenia. Tickets can be bought directly on the bus.

By car

Klagenfurt is located at the A2 motorway and has three exits (Klagenfurt-West, Klagenfurt-Ost and Klagenfurt Airport). Therefor it can be easily reached by Graz, Vienna and Villach. The B91 connects Klagenfurt to Slovenia.
 

Key places to visit
Viktring Abbey, Minimundus, Lindwurm, Gustav Mahler Komponierhauschen, Robert Musil Literatur Museum


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Places to Visit

Viktring Abbey

Viktring Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery in the Austrian state of Carinthia. Stift Viktring is the name of the present-day Roman Catholic parish in Viktring , since 1973 a district of the Carinthian capital Klagenfurt.
Viktring Abbey was founded in 1142 by Cistercian monks descending from Weiler-Bettnach Abbey in the Duchy of Lorraine at nowadays Saint-Hubert, itself a filial monastery of Morimond Abbey.

Minimundus

The Minimundus is a miniature park on the Wörthersee at Klagenfurt in Carinthia, Austria. It displays over 150 miniature models of architecture from around the world, built at a ratio of 1:25.

Since its opening in 1958, more than 15 million visitors have visited the 26,000 square meters park. The proceeds benefit the children's help organization Rettet das Kind ("Save the Child"), which owns the park.

Lindwurm

Lindwurm - Neuer Platz, in the centre of the city. 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 to kill the dragon by a trick. They got the promised land and set up a village at the place where the dragon was killed. The monument was built in the 16th century. The head of the lindworm was shaped after the head of an glacial rhinoceros found in the same century in this region

Gustav Mahler Komponierhauschen

Gustav Mahler Komponierhäuschen, as stated above Gustav Mahler, famous musician, worked and lived close to Klagenfurt. Back in 1899 he bought a small mansion which is now a museum offering postcards, letters written by Gustav Mahler. The museum has guides in english,french and german. Opening times are 10am to 4pm from May to October. Entry is €1, it's free for children. Take bus no.10 or 11 to Strandbad. From there it's only a 15min walk.

Robert Musil Literatur Museum  

open Mo-Fr 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sa 10.00am to 2.00pm, entrance is free. The museum is actually the house of birth of the writer Robert Musil. If you are interested in literature, this is the place to go.

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