Klagenfurt City Travel Guide

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 was founded.

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.

'Landhaus' is the seat of the Carinthian parliament and features an impressive hall adorned with ancient coats of arms.

The Klagenfurt cathedral is a spectacular building and is decorated in a baroque style. A simpler example of baroque architectur is the city's central parish church with a tower which serves as a highly visible landmark.

'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.