Klagenfurt am Worthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia in Austria, also known as the Rose of Lake Worthersee, the warmest of the large Alpine lakes.
The city of Klagenfurt is almost 300 years old and is an attractive and well known summer lakeside resort with Europe's largest lido.
The Neuer Platz with the huge statue Lindworm is located at the heart of the city and represents the landmark of the town.
The Old City with its central Alter Platz (Old Square) and the Renaissance buildings with their arcaded court yards is a major attraction.
Notable landmarks also include: Landhaus, Klagenfurt Cathedral, Civic Theatre and Opera, State museum, The Stadthaus, Annabichl Manor, Ehrental Manor, Krastowitz Manor and Klagenfurt Landesmuseum.
The town is surrounded by 23 restored castles. Most famous are Tentschach and Hallegg castle. St. Georgen am Sandhof is a castle boasting a four star hotel and Hallegg Castle is a 3-star hotel.
The Minimundus park is offering a large collection of miniatures and nearby Europark and the beach of Strandbad of Worthesee are perfect places for relaxing.
The Old Town Magic is a Klagenfurt tradition, a street party with acrobats, jugglers, comedians and a variety of music and delectable eateries on streets all across the town. Roman Week is held each June, when Klagenfurt turns Roman. The Landesmuseum hosts Roman Week which is full of events, performances, workshops, food, drinks and tours all relating back to antiquity.
Northwest of Klagenfurt is the Ossiacher Lake. Ossiach is a tiny resort on the south side of the lake. Ossiacher See Carinthian Summer Festival takes place here.
Because of the cityís location on the lines connecting Vienna with Venice, Italy and Zagreb, it is a very important railway junction in southern Austria.
Klagenfurt Hauptbahnhof or Klagenfurt central station is located south of the city centre.
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Trains run from Klagenfurt station to Vienna, to Salzburg, to Graz, to western Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Germany.
Postbus services depart outside the Hauptbahnhof. There are four railway lines from north, west, south and east meeting at the central station and 28 bus lines.
The most comfortable and enjoyable way to travel in and from Klagenfurt is by taxi.
Private Klagenfurt taxi can be pre-booked on line with City Airport taxis.
Klagenfurt has its own international airport named Klagenfurt Airport. It has flights to and from London, Berlin, Koln, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Dusseldorf and Vienna. Ryanair connects Klagenfurt with London Stansted, TUIfly (Hapag-Lloyd Express) to the northern German cities, and Austrian Arrows (Austrian Airlines) flies to Frankfurt am Main in Germany. There are also many nearby airports in neighboring vicinities like Graz, Salzburg, Vienna, Maribor, Triesta and Venice.
Trains and private shuttle buses are available for a transfer from Klagenfurt airport to Klagenfurt. Private Klagenfurt airport shuttle transfer must be booked in advance and is available with City Airport Taxis for low and flat rates!
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