Klagenfurt's pictoresque Christmas market
According to legend, the area around Klagenfurt was
haunted by a special kind of dragon, a 'lindwurm'.
A very brave man killed it and as a result Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt is Carinthia's capital. The main
sights include a huge statue of the 'lindwurm' at the
centre of the 'Neuer Platz', Klagenfurt's major square which
also houses its city hall.
'Minimundus', is also a major attraction: houseing a collection of small scale models of famous buildings from all over the world (including the Eiffel tower, Taj Mahal, St. Peter's cathedral etc.)
Lake 'Wörthersee' and the town itself are connected by an artificial waterway: 'Lendkanal'.
Located nearby is the Romanesque Gurk cathedral, the impressive Hochosterwitz fortress and an astonishing number of smaller castles.
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