Klagenfurt is a city in the south of Austria just across the border from Slovenia on the Glan River and the coast of Lake Worthersee. The city has a rich history dating from its founding in the 12th century, supposedly after two heroes slew the winged, serpentine Lindwurm. There are a number of sights and cultural landmarks in the city waiting to enrich your visit. Summer fun can be found at nearby Lake Worthersee and the fascinating outdoor parks in the area, while winter festivities featuring signature creatures from local lore draw visitors from all over the world.
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Klagenfurt has cold winters with occasional warm winds from the south, and mild-to-hot summers with higher precipitation than the rest of the year.
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Airlines that fly to Klagenfurt Airport
Klagenfurt is a small airport and thus is serviced by just three airlines:
- Austrian Airlines
What to expect when arriving at Klagenfurt Airport
A quick walk away from the airport is Klagenfurt-Annabichl Station, which can take you to straight into Klagenfurt, St. Veit, and a variety of smaller towns and villages. You can also take a taxi or car onto highway A2 or catch the bus into Klagenfurt.
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Facilities at Klagenfurt Airport
Grab a bite to eat at the Skybird Bistro & Cafe, and then stop up at the visitor’s terrace which lets you gaze at airplanes as they arrive at and depart from the terminal.
What to see and do in Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt is a small city with a lot to do. There are a number of parks that let you view beautiful vistas within the city. Minimundus is an expansive park with a number of models of architectural marvels from around the world. The nature park Kreuzbergl and aptly-named Botanic Garden let you view lush green flora in relaxing settings. Lake Worthersee itself is a worthy attraction, a warm Alpine lake with a gorgeous blue hue and a large beach that’s quite popular with sunbathers and swimmers.
There are a number of festivals throughout the year. The Worthersee Festival features an astounding floating stage with concerts, operas and ballet performances. The Klagenfurter Stadtfest lasts for two days and is a spectacle of theater and music. There’s also the Krampus Parade, a most exciting tradition in which participants stroll in costumes such as witches, St. Nicholas, and the mysterious Krampus, a traditional half-human, half-animal horned creature.
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