Holidays Klagenfurt

Renaissance Jewel at Lake Wörthersee

On the eastern shore of Lake Wörthersee you’ll find the beautiful, 800-year old provincial capital of Klagenfurt. Thanks to a huge variety of historical buildings in Renaissance style, the town attracts visitors from near and far to Lake Wörthersee.

Take a swim in pure drinking water, enjoy a stroll along the scenic lake shore or make a shopping tour through the lovely Old Town – Klagenfurt is always worth a visit. Interesting exhibitions, international sport events and entertaining festivals are scheduled throughout the seasons in Klagenfurt.

In the warm summer months, Carinthia’s extremely mild climate and the picture-book environs of lake Wörthersee promise fabulous swimming fun at the unrivaled lakeside beach.

Culture Break & Swimming Fun at lake Wörthersee

Lake Wörthersee is famous for its warm temperatures, cultural highlights and crystal-clear water: Klagenfurt offers everything you could probably need for a relaxing summer holiday. The picture-book Old Town boasts homey cafès, lush green parks and beautiful historical buildings which still have maintained their authentic charm. Scenic Europa Park, one of Austria’s biggest landscaped parks, makes a wonderful spot for walking tours in splendid surroundings. The area has a huge variety of interesting museums, deeply rooted churches and places of interest. Additionally, Klagenfurt is known as the “Cultural Center of the South” offering countless attractions for culture vultures.

On hot summer days you should not miss out on a refreshing swim in the lovely waters of Lake Wörthersee reaching up to 28° Celsius. The lakeside beach ranks among Europe’s biggest swimming areas for both sun worshipers and activity fans. A large sun lawn, varied swimming piers, sailing and wind surfing areas add to a memorable summer holiday in the environs of Klagenfurt. Outdoor aficionados can choose from Nordic walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, etc. – Carinthia offers something for all tastes and preferences.
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1 Lake in Klagenfurt

  • Water
    20 - 26 °C
    Size: 19.39 km² Beach: Sandy Beach, Sunning Lawn Village: Klagenfurt Region: Lake Wörthersee
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    from 3.00 select
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Information on the region

Magic Winter in scenic Klagenfurt

In winter the fabulous town center of Klagenfurt resembles a fairytale land. The scent of cinnamon and spicy mulled wine, colorful lights and lovely shops accompany you throughout the city at the yearly held Christkindl Market. Also at the turn of the year a varied “Silvester Carnival”entertainment and music program is waiting for you.

Especially in the winter season, Lake Wörthersee makes a real paradise of peace and silence – offering marvelous walking routes along the lake shore. Why don’t you enjoy a nice rest stop at one of the excellent restaurants, inns and cafès where tongue-tickling delights and Carinthian specialties are served.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, the southernmost Provincial capital in Austria, has come up with a varied leisure time program for visitors. Take a fabulous stroll through the charming old town with its beautiful architecture, shops and restaurants. Do not miss out on the many places of interest throughout Klagenfurt, as well as the wide variety of cultural events on offer.

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee makes a fabulous destination at any time of the year. However, summer is probably a special highlight... not least thanks to the town's picturesque lakeside location, the Mediterranean climate and the easy-going lifestyle. The public bathing area boasts three sunny bathing piers made of larch wood and offers stunning views of the turquoise lake, the white passenger boats and the colorful sailing boats. There are three public bathing areas offering access to the lake.

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee has something in store for everyone!

Relax and unwind in Klagenfurt!

Spend memorable days in Klagenfurt at Lake Wörthersee Klagenfurt is known for an easy-going lifestyle and mild temperatures. Lovely Lake Wörthersee lends itself to water sports and boat trips and is just a stone's throw from Klagenfurt's historic center.

- 2 nights including breakfast
- Refreshing "Radler" drink in your room
- "Summer Activities" goodie bag
- Optional: 1x bicycle or e-bike rental

Book online (any time): 2 nights (subject to availability); prices are inclusive of all taxes and charges; transportation to/from Klagenfurt is not included!
Guided walks of the historic town center Join a tour of Klagenfurt's historic center - offered every Friday and Saturday!
Your guide will show you the most beautiful courtyards, significant sights and historic buildings. The tour is free of charge.

Date: every Friday and Saturday
Time: 10am
Venue: departing from the tourist office at Neuer Platz

Klagenfurt Culture Highlights at Lake Wörthersee

Enjoy a special shopping experience in the beautifully decorated, historic center of Klagenfurt ... - 2 or 3 nights, breakfast included
- Art & Culture x 3 (combined ticket for City Gallery, Carinthia's Museum of Modern Arts and Heraldic Hall)

Online bookings on a daily basis, for a period of 3 nights (subject to availability)
This package is inclusive of all charges and taxes, but does not include travel costs.

Did you know that Klagenfurt is home to the oldest pedestrian area in Austria?
Traffic has been banned from the historic center of Klagenfurt since 1961. The pedestrian area lends itself to a leisurely stroll past exclusive boutiques, shopping centers, street artists, cafés and pubs, charming inns and stylish gourmet restaurants.

Klagenfurt is indeed a jewel of Renaissance architecture. Created by Italian master builders some 800 years ago, the charming palaces, courtyards and plazas were carefully refurbished and earned Klagenfurt the renowned Europa Nostra award.
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Climate & Weather

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Travel Route & Address

From the east/Vienna: A2 Südautobahn motorway towards Graz (Graz - Klagenfurt am Wörthersee approx. 130 km)

From the north/Salzburg: A 10 Tauernautobahn motorway to Drautal (Salzburg-Klagenfurt am Wörthersee approx. 240 km) - toll fee!

From the north/Linz: A9 motorway towards Graz, or A10 motorway

From the north-west/Germany: via Kufstein - Mittersill - Felbertauern tunnel (toll road) - Lienz -Villach - Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

From the south: A2 motorway (A 23 in Italy) via Udine - Tarvisio or A 11 Karawanken motorway from Slovenia
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Travel information

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Klagenfurt is on the Vienna-Rome axis and offers easy access to Germany, Switzerland and Slovenia.
Kärnten Airport Klagenfurt

Direct flights to/from Vienna, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Berlin Tegel
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Rathaus - Neuer Platz 1
9010 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
Klagenfurt Carinthia