The largest, grandest, and most formal theater in Klagenfurt is the Stadttheater,
which presents opera, classics of German theater, and chamber and orchestral music performed by visiting groups. Built in 1910, this building went through a 2-year renovation (ending in 1998) that has given it a new, state-of-the-art interior.
Dort wo Tirol an Salzburg grenzt,
De Glockners Eisgefilde glänzet
Wo aus dem Kranz, der es umschliesst,
Der Lieter reine Quelle fliesst,
Laut tosend längs der Berge rand
Beginnt mein teures Heimatland.
Wo mannesmut und Frauentreu'
Die Heimat sich erstritt aufs neu',
Wom an mit Blut die Grenze schieb
Unf drie in Not und Tot verblieb,
Hell jubelnd klingy's zur Bergeswand:
Das ist mein herrlich' Heimatland!
Favorite thing: If you are driving into Klagenfurt and want to leave the car, this city offers restricted parking zones where you can park for 90 minutes in specially marked "blue zones," so-called because of blue lines on the road. You have to use a parking voucher to stop in limited-parking zones: Vouchers can be purchased at banks, gas stations, or tobacconists. When you park, you must write in the time you arrived and display it on the dashboard, inside the windshield
I found Toilets rather hard to find in Klagenfurt, so I asked the Tourist Information centre.
As it happened, they are located at the opposite side of the town square to where the tourist info centre is.
Look for the glass entrance [see photo], as they are located under the square.[Neuer Platz]
On the overall Klagenfurt, in particualar around lake worthersee is very beautiful. However it has had the reputation of being a bit snobby and pretentious.
Although i thouroughly enjoyed my time here it was still intersting to see the wannabies lurking around trying to get there picture in the papaer with a bunch of celebrities i had never heard of.
If you dont take the whole vibe to seriously youl have the greatest time ever.
The tourist office is in the Rathaus, or city hall to reach it from the rail station, head down Bahnhofstrasse. It's open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm
Visit Minimundus, the little world of Klagenfurt/Wörthersee, its parks and the beautiful lake itself, where you can enjoy the sun and the nightlife in summer.
In winter you should go ice scating, snowboarding or skiing or you visit one of the indoor-swimmingpools in Klagenfurt and Warmbad Villach.
Don't miss DAS LABYRINTH in July and August every year (www.labyrinth.at)!
Favorite thing: Visit the Dragon Fountain (the Lindwurmbrunnen) in Neuer Platz (the New Square), depicting a water-spitting dragon. The Lindwurm is part of Klagenfurt's coat of arms. An unknown master sculpted it in 1590 from a single peace of stone. In 1636 a fountain was built around the Lindwurm.
Favorite thing: Visit the hall of coat of arms (Wappensaal) in Klagenfurt's Landhaus. It contains more than 665 coats of arms of Carinthian aristocrats. The Landhaus is situated between the Heiligengeistplatz (Square of the Holy Ghost) and the Alter Platz (The Old Square) and is one of the most interesting buildings in the city. It is now the seat of the Carinthian Parliament.
Favorite thing: Visit the cathedral, built in 1578-1591 on the orders of Klagenfurt’s first mayor. The church had to be rebuilt in 1724 in its present form after it had been completely destroyed by fire. When the bishops of Gurk moved to Klagenfurt (1787) the church became seat of the diocese of Gurk.
Favorite thing: The world-famous Minimundus, one of Klagenfurt’s major attractions. This park near the city contains more than 170 miniatures of world-famous sites. The surroundings are used for open-air concerts and special exhibitions during the summer months.
The sorroundings of Klagenfurt is beautiful. When you are in the town you must see the Lindwurm and drink a beer at the pub 'Pumpe'
Fondest memory: Although I can't remember it: I was born there. I live about 30 km from Klagenfurt. You see the place on the picture. In winter we have a lot of snow and sometimes it happens that you break your bones when skiing.
Buy the Kärnten Card if you visit this part of Austria in summertime.
It's very usefull snd saves lots of money.
Check out there Website at:
You save money on Boat Rides, Amusement Parcs, Panoramic Roads, Cable Cars up the mountain, Museums, Swimming Pools, Zoos and other transports.
We bought the card and this way we combined visits in the neighbourhood. You get a book with a map where there are things to see or visit. This way you still can watch that view on top of the mountain despite of what time it is. Because when the cable car is free, you still go up that mountain despite it's 4 PM (normally you have to pay at least 10 euro for a return!!).
Fondest memory: PRICES:
2 week card for only € 32
5 week card for only € 45
children born between 1990-1998:
2 week card for only € 13,-
5 week card for only € 22,-
You can order a catalogue at the website:
The above website is a link to the interactive map to Klagenfurt. It is a useful link though. After clicking here and there, I found there's actually a list of accommodation. Just click on the one that you like, and the contact information of the accommodation will be available (email, telephone, homepage, address). I find it useful.
I have noticed one thing in Klagenfurt is that there will be clocks almost everywhere around the town. Whenever I need to know what is the time then, I do not need to look at my watch. Just look up and there will be a clock around to tell me the time...
Save me the trouble of moving up the sleeves of my thick jacket for the watch... :-)