Here you can find a selection of activities which can be done at Klagenfurt and its outer conurban area. For more information we can recommend you the following links:
Here you will get a complete overview of our day and evening lines, so you can see at first glance, which lines take you where and where the appropriate stops are.
Probably the best way to discover what makes this city so special is a guided tour. In fact, Klagenfurt offers visitors several different opportunities to explore the city center and surrounding areas. During a History Walk, for example, the guide strolls side-by-side with tour participants, sharing expert background information about Klagenfurt’s monuments and sightseeing attractions.
austriaguides are true insiders. Their goal is to introduce you and your guests to Carinthia’s art treasures, our culture and the unique natural beauty of our countryside, along with the actual lifestyle of the Carinthians themselves. Though our guides are experts in matters of history, they are very much in touch with the modern pulse of this city as well. And because this is their home, they are also savvy to the hottest tips. They are a dedicated team of specially trained, state-certified guides. Their badges stand out, making them easy to recognize on the street.
Association of State-Certified Carinthian Tour Guides
T: +43 676 84 26 72 100
Minimundus, “the small world on Wörthersee”, is a place of enjoyment, relaxation, learning, fun, fascinating sights and memorable experiences. Around 150 models of famous buildings, trains and ships invite you to embark on a voyage around the world in miniature.
The heart of Minimundus is the models, of course, accurate 1:25 scale replicas and, whenever technically feasible, even made from original materials such as sandstone, basaltic lava, and marble – either by schools or professional model builders in the Minimundus workshops.
Your visit to Minimundus also supports children and youth in Carinthia. Minimundus is actually owned by RETTET DAS KIND, a Carinthian charitable organization, with all proceeds from this small world going to benefit needy children, youth and families in a big way.
The steamship Thalia is actually one of the oldest ships on Lake Wörthersee, built back in 1909. The "Thalia" can carry as many as 280 passengers at a time, and is also a popular charter for weddings and other special events. Aside from the Thalia, the fleet includes the engine-driven MS Kärnten, MS Klagenfurt and MS Velden, as well as the solar-powered "Maria Wörth".
While you are cruising the lake’s turquoise-blue waters, you might also want to sit down and treat yourself to outstanding cuisine, all the while taking in the enchanting views of villages along the Wörthersee shoreline.
Klagenfurt is Austria’s No. 1 sports town, home to well over 200 sporting clubs and the widest selection of sports imaginable. And even setting organized sports aside for one moment, Klagenfurt sometimes seems to be one giant summer- or wintertime sports playground.
You can find all tours HERE.
Located just a few minutes’ walk from the town center is a popular local recreation area known as the Kreuzbergl. Many take advantage of Klagenfurt’s own local mountain in order to go walking or running, or to pay a visit to the botanical garden, the observatory or Kreuzbergl church. Several small ponds and a broad woodland area offer visitors a true natural idyll. And whenever you are ready for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink, a number of restaurants await you on and around the Kreuzbergl.
Downtown Klagenfurt is also a regular site for a variety of different markets. One of these is the weekly Benedictine Market, where you will also come across the statue of the Stone Fisherman. The market is a hub of communication, a place to meet people, chat with them, and perhaps enjoy something to eat or drink together. Thursdays and Saturdays are the traditional market days when products are also sold outside the market hall itself. In addition to the Benedictine Market, there are also seasonal markets such as the traditional Ursula Market, as well as the Christmas and Easter markets. You will discover a flea market during Klagenfurter Altstadtzauber, whilst International Ceramic Days also features an annual pottery market on the Neuer Platz. Since 2011 there has also been a yearly arts & crafts market on the Neuer Platz, where you can pick up all kinds of handmade items.
Visitors to Klagenfurt can also look forward to discovering some marvelous wineries. STADTWINZER is a cooperative of winegrowers that also offers guided tours of the “Ried-Seewiese” vineyards with views out across Lake Wörthersee.
Wines have been grown on the Seewiese in Klagenfurt for more than 40 years. Since the beginning of 2003, the Vinum Carinthiae Winegrowing Association has leased out the Seewiese, with the subleasing members of the association growing wines on the Seewiese as part of a cooperative. On an area of more than 0.5 hectares, local vintners cultivate whites that include Sauvignon Blanc, Weissburgunder, Chardonnay and Riesling grapes, and reds such as Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Blauburger and Merlot.
The vineyard lies along the lake path around the Wörthersee and can be reached in about a 10-minute walk from the Plattenwirt at the Europapark. Our local vintners do offer guided tours of the vineyard by appointment, followed by an opportunity to taste their wines:
Kärntner Weinbauverein „Vinum Carinthiae“
Beethovenplatz 4, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
In Stegendorf near Karnburg, Georg Lexer and Texas-born Sem Kegley operate Weingut Karnburg. There, on around 6.5 ha of vineyards, they cultivate Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir. Their wines are grown on gentle hillsides as well as terraces running along the southern slopes of the Ulrichsberg. Guests are greeted by spectacular views extending from the Klagenfurt Basin out to the Karawanken mountains.
Weingut Karnburg - Sem Kegley & Georg Lexer Weinbau GesnbR.
9063 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee