Autumn is not everyone’s cup of tea. The leaves fall from the trees, the first half of the year is gone, the thermometer reading slowly approaches thick sweater level, and the holidays are over. But autumn is a special time in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The people of Klagenfurt meet up to enjoy their leisure time in the many city centre cafés, with coffee specialities and Carinthian delicacies on the menu.
On the Kreuzbergl and around Klagenfurt, the moderate temperatures are ideal for cycling, running and hiking. Guided sightseeing tours through the city centre are popular, and both long-established and younger artists display their works in museums and galleries such as the Stadtgalerie or the Museum of Modern Art. Literature lovers might be drawn to the Robert Musil Museum, while art meets religion in the chapel of the parish church of St. Egid in the centre of Klagenfurt, which was designed by Professor Ernst Fuchs. The Stadttheater offers an enticing programme featuring works by both international and local artists, while music lovers get their money’s worth at the Kammerlichtspiele jazz club.
Visitors with children enjoy the large playground in the Europapark, or Minimundus – the miniature world on Lake Wörthersee – where miniature models of the most famous buildings in the world can be admired. A ride on the Lend Canal tramway is also great fun for children, while the numerous high class shops in the city centre are a treat for their parents. During a stroll through the old town, numerous fashion boutiques, furniture stores, souvenir shops and shoe stores offer a huge choice, and you are sure to find a bargain or two. A series of festivals also take place in Klagenfurt during the autumn, where you can show off your newly-purchased outfit for the first time.