Quiet town with plenty of Austrian (Carinthian) culture & history
A little expensive (well actually very expensive),
A jewel in the county of Carinthia, in Southern Austria.
The monument to the Lindwurm, the Klagenfurt dragon, was sculpted centuries ago in 1590 from a single piece of chlorite slate, but its history goes back much further than that. The first mention of it is in legends dating from before the city was built. The city itself never existed before the 13th century, consisting only of a few settlements on a...more
Not only are there buildings on display, but Train stations and Trains running on tracks around the complex. There were even canals, and canal boats for the cities that have these.I saw a gold-miners village, and even a space-ship launch pad. There were oil wells and other industries, and of course, the Eiffel Tower.IN the park is a childrens...more
Castles and Palaces, plenty of these to see too!What I liked is how they are done in miniature, and how the surroundings are made so real! One Castle was located high on a Mountain, and it must be surrounded with dense forest, as this is what is surrounding it in the display.Another with a moat, another with a Lake, others with beautiful gardens,...more
Moving on from the Harbour, I came across in miniature, the Sagrada familia Cathedral. We had seen this at Barcelona a month before-hand, so it was interesting to see how well done it was in miniature. Another beautiful building, was the St. Sophia Cathedral, the real one is in Kiev in the Ukraine.There are so many, including St. Mark's Cathedral -...more
We looked at the giant Globe, and then started our tour of the park.Located behind the globe, was a harbour full of Ships from around the World.It was wow! If this is a sign of what is to come, then it will be excellent!There in the middle of the harbour, taking pride of place, was the "Statue of Liberty," and sailing past was the "Queen Mary."...more
Minimundus is the WORLDS FAMOUS BUILDINGS IN MINIATURE.We came here by car, found it very easily, and parked our Car in one of the 450 car parks. It was a wet day, so there weren't many cars here.We then walked to the Admission gate, bought our tickets, and were given an excellent map of the area, which included a list of the 150 places that I...more
Rooms from € 129, your reservation will be canceled on day of arrival until 18:00 clock free(or €...more
Wondewrful looking building,very friendly and helpful staff,they all spoke fluent English,but I did...more
Arriving I was shiked that there is a large construction site just in front of the hotel, half the...more
http://www.fahrnberger.com/ A HEAVEN FOR CAKE LOVERS Have you ever heard of someone painting with "Cocoa" .... well in Austria it's a culinary artform.. something to personalise cakes - and have your protrait painted on it with the sweet stuff.Cocoa Tart Painting Gallerymore
The lake attracts a rather diverse crowd during the short summer season. On weekends, yuppies, rich kids, semi-celebrities , and other socialites or wannabes from Vienna mingle with Klagenfurt's youth in the handful of stylish and overpriced bars/clubs in Velden and Pörtschach. I cant exactly complain because i was one of them. I must admit it can...more
Irish pubs are so popular in Europe, which is unbelievable. I think more pubs are around in Europe than itself in Ireland. There is one in Klagenfurt as well.It is situated on Theatregasse, you could see the sign of Gunnies or Irish flag from far away.I am not sure if you could find any one inside who could speak English or Irish but it is an Irish...more
Klagenfurt has an excellent, well organised and efficient bus transport service. Each journey costs 1.60 euros, and each stop on the route is flashed up on an electric sign in the bus so you can't easily get lost. It even warns you when the bus is about to stop. Buses leave from all over the city, but there are two main points where you can get...more
Ryan Air runs daily flights from London to Klagenfurt's idyllic airport, which is dominated by its position at the base of some magnificent Alpine mountains. The dirt cheap budget airline also flies to Rome. The airport is also served by Austrian Airlines/Lufthansa and Hapag Lloyd Express, who serve a number of other cities, including Berlin and...more
There are so many Shoes which are made by Italian designers, a paradise for women, but they also have shoes for men. And also bags and belts. Shoes for women, shoes for men, bags, jackets and accessoires. I bought 4 pairs of shoes and paid about 230 Euros, not so expensive for THIS GREATFUL shoes.more
What better place could there be than Klagenfurt's pedestrianized zone for window shopping, shopping or just strolling around. Historic facades combined with modern architecture make shopping in one of the boutiques, groceries or department stores a unique experience. During the summer the old city carnival brings life to the city. In winter people...more
I went to a cafe and ordered a bread with a thick layer of sugar with cinnamon. I do not remember what it is called, but it taste very sweet. I removed the layer of sugar and left it on the plate. I noticed that the owner of the cafe collecting the empty plates and cups when the customers had finished. I had finished, but the owner did not collect...more
The Obir Dripstone Caves are located at Eisenkappel-Vellach where mines once flourished. We enjoyed our journey through pretty farming country to the small town where we located the Tourist Information Centre.I went to book, and found the Tour was completely booked out, nearly all the seats taken by a large tour group. It was quite a long wait...more
If you are a lost tourist wanting some information on how to get about Klagenfurt, then you are going to have to find the tourist information office first, which is a catch 22 situation in this town. I don't think whoever planned the town of Klagenfurt ever envisaged that all that many tourists would come to the town, as that is the only reason I...more
On Friday night I had asked till what time the shops were open. 17.00 hrs, I was told.
Unique Suggestions: But beware, many shops are already closed mid afternoon and they are definitely closed at 17.00 hrs precisely.
Fun Alternatives: Go to a "Kneipe" (pub) or Konditorei and find solace over a beer or steaming tea and a sandwich or cake!
Just 38kms from Klagenfurt, we came across Eberndorf stift. Eberndorf Stift is a large complex, and very old with records going back to 1100.A Monastery, a Romanesque Abbey Church and one of the largest Crypts are in the grounds.I was able to enter the Church and see the frescoes that were from the 15th & 16th centuries, lovely Altars and a marble...more
If you are a fan of the great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, about a 4 hours drive south of Vienna is Klagenfurt.Mahler was a late romantic composer who's influence bridged Romanticism with the Modern Classic sounds of Alban Berg, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg.In fact his great Symphony #6 was created here around the summer of 1901, a tragic...more
Are a beautiful moutain range separating slovenia and Austria. Lake Worthesee is a the foot of the mountians and to see these moutains fom the lake,youd think your dreaming. The summer seasons give rise to some truly beautiful hiking and walking experiences. The fresh air definately does you a lot of good.more
Dreiländereck is in my opinion the best hiking in the worthersee region. Dreiländereck lies in a three-border area and is easily accessible, which makes it one of the most attractive ski resorts in the Kärnten province. 10 km of safe and well-kept trails, a spacious parking lot for 1200 vehicles, a recently built snowboard park, an 8,5 km long...more
What about a winter holiday? Enjoy skiing and snowboarding right in the heart of the city – you can even go floodlight skiing on the "Schleppe-Alm", which is just five minutes from the centre of Klagenfurt. Try out cross-country skiing on the many well-tended cross-country tracks, or take pleasure in ice-skating on the Lend canal or on the many...more
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]more
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...more
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:http://www.kaerntencard.co.atYou 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...more