Wirtschaftskammer Kärnten, Bezirksstelle Klagenfurt
Working between Alps and Sea

Digital nomads welcome!

Working between alps and sea: There is no better place to do business!

Klagenfurt allows you to combine vacation with business. Many of those who witnessed the lovely turquoise blue Lake Wörthersee first-hand would like to stay here forever. Thanks to the initiative of Wirtschaftskammer Kärnten (Klagenfurt District Office) and Tourismusregion Klagenfurt am Wörthersee this dream can now become a reality.

With “working between alps and sea” we help entrepreneurs get settled into their new life in Klagenfurt. After all, here in Klagenfurt you find everything you need to create a professional setup and be succcessful: Check out one of the city’s many Coworking Spaces if you need a place to work on short notice. Another very special highlight you should not miss out on is the so-called BUSINESSBEACH. Here you sit with your laptop right next to the lake, making use of its modern office equipment. Anyone who needs more than just a seat and a desk will find what they are looking for at the MAKERSPACE Carinthia. The machinery that you can rent there makes any self-made entrepreneur jump for joy.

You are already one step ahead and want to test your business idea within your target group before you launch? Then you’re going to love our Pop-up Stores. A lively community with numerous events offer you a chance to network with like-minded people. On top of that, we will help you find the ideal accommodation for your stay in Klagenfurt.

Convinced yet? Take the first step and get in touch with us! We’ll be there for you.

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Netzwerken rund um den See

Globally connected and locally rooted

Ihr Arbeitsplatz in Klagenfurt

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Enjoy Klagenfurt, Austria's southernmost provincial capital

Alter Platz in 9020 Klagenfurt


Even the most astute entrepreneurs eventually need to rest. Why not have a wonderful stay at one of the many beautiful hotels or simply rent affordable holiday apartments – no matter what kind of accommodation you choose, you will start the day with a clear head, well rested, refreshed and bursting with energy. Looking for long-term rental in Klagenfurt? Thinking about short-term housing or a short stay hotel? Find your dream accommodation now!

Co Working Space in Klagenfurt

Coworking, Pop-up-Store and MAKERSPACE Carinthia

Klagenfurt is a wonderful place to work and live. In a dreamlike location, surrounded by lovely lakes and lofty mountains and just a couple of hours from the sea, this city has everything entrepreneurs could ever wish for. Test your business idea right here and combine a work trip with a vacation. Whether you need a work desk, machinery or other tools, together we will find you the ideal workplace.

Unternehmensservice mit Wirtschaftskammer und Junger Wirtschaft

On-site Business Support Service

Brave entrepreneurs wanted! Enjoy the southern lifestyle, take advantage of new market access opportunities and make the most of Klagenfurt’s proximity and privileged access to the Alps-Adriatic Region. Klagenfurt provides a valuable ecosystem for founders, start-ups and investors. Here at One-Stop-Shop we can help you take care of administrative errands and more.


Networking and Events

Get close to the action! Let yourself be inspired by breathtaking natural landscapes. Connect with local entrepreneurs. Here you will find a list of the most important organizations and events in and around Klagenfurt. Our promise to you: The Alps-Adriatic Region offers something for everyone and no single visit can be truly comprehensive!

Digital Nomads in Klagenfurt


Experience authentic local lifestyles, customs and culture. Discover the most beautiful places in Klagenfurt and tourist attractions here in Carinthia. We’ll show you where to find the best restaurants, unique places to indulge in sports activities and the many fascinating cultural highlights of our Alps-Adriatics Region that you definitely don’t want to miss out on!


Long-term Settlement

Now, you are convinced that the lovely Alps-Adriatics Region offers a unique mix of lifestyle and business opportunities. But this is only the beginning. Both the BABEG Kärntner Betriebsansiedlungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft and the City of Klagenfurt with its top-notch business service can steer you through the whole subsidy process and ensure extra support for your innovation, wherever and whenever possible! But wait, there’s more! A very special bonus is waiting for you: Offering subsidy advice on specific funding opportunities and your long-term settlement is part of the deal!

Steuerberaterin Christiane Holzinger (Bundesvorsitzende Junge Wirtschaft Österreich)

Working where others spend their holidays!

In 2011, Christiane Holzinger launched her own tax consulting firm, and she has been working successfully ever since. As a tax accountant she advises clients on key business management issues, plus she’s always there for them when they need her, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Read on to find out why Christiane decided to set up and run a successful business right here in Klagenfurt:

„I work where others spend their holidays!”

Klagenfurt is the perfect place to combine work and leisure.
Gentle mountains. Clear lakes. And the ocean. How marvelous to live in a place where all this is within reach. Not to mention the fact that Italy, Slovenia and Croatia are just a few hours’ drive away. So it’s always worthwhile making a day trip to the beach. As you can see, I actually take advantage of the recreational opportunities that “Klagenfornia” has to offer, while being internationally active at the same time. Take, for example, my role as Federal Chairwoman of the Junior Chamber Austria, just to mention one. The thing is, having multiple roles to fill means having a busy schedule. It is part of my job to travel worldwide, yet I started off my international career here in Klagenfurt. Thanks to easily accessible airports, fast motorway connections and the international rail network, I can go to anywhere I want, anytime I want. Besides, in the digital age it is often no longer necessary to be physically present at meetings.

Klagenfurt has become a top location for ICT research and development.
Furthermore, we are increasingly emerging as THE hub for growth markets in Southern and Eastern Europe. It certainly helps that the ever-growing creative industries scene has the necessary entrepreneurial spirit. Klagenfurt – probably the best city in the world – offers the opportunity to work hard in peace and quiet in a unique environment, promoting a healthy work-life balance. For me, that’s the best way to be successful both professionally and privately. I love to start my day at the lake in summer and visit nearby ski slopes in winter. Long story short, after hard and stressful days both here and abroad, there’s no better place than Klagenfurt to get away from it all.

Joie de vivre in work and everyday life. Feel the southern spirit.


Alps-Adriatic Region = 9 Million People, 4 Languages and 3 Cultures

Embrace diversity and let your creativity flow. Surrounded by the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Klagenfurt is at the heart of three different cultures. This very special feature opens up unique creative potential. A lively exchange and various initiatives ensure that both people and economies grow closer together. This in turn leads to interesting market opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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Short distances, top-notch transport connections = Quality of working life

Come to Klagenfurt and you won’t waste your time sitting in traffic, or looking for a parking space anymore! In other words, this city and its unique flair is the perfect way to get more out of life. Let’s assume that short distances will help you save up to one and a half hours per day. This means you would manage to save an entire week a month, give or take. And of course this extra time can be put to good use on other important money-making initiatives or even your leisure time activities. Yet this unmatched quality of work life balance offers more than just entertainment for young party animals. Klagenfurt inspires all people who love nature, the southern spirit, short distances and spending quality time with their loved ones.

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Creative and dynamic environment = Potential for development

While some rest on the laurels of previous generations, we are just getting started. Nicknamed the Berlin of the South, this place will surprise you with creative entrepreneurs and a dynamic start-up scene. But there’s more: Innovative formats foster cooperation between large and small companies. It will take you a little over an hour to reach other agglomerations such as Graz (Koralm Tunnel), Ljubljana and Udine, expanding your entrepreneurial reach in no time.

Businessbeach: Arbeiten am See im Sommer

BUSINESSBEACH = All work, all play

Located at the shore of one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria, the BUSINESSBEACH at the Lido Maria Loretto guarantees work-life balance for both established and rising entrepreneurs. There are plenty of laptop desks, seats, lockers, power outlets and, of course, free WiFi available to make your life easier. Now get ready to find your new favorite place to work, with a gorgeous lake right outside the window! And while you’re at it, why not make contacts with other fellow entrepreneurs and potential future partners?

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Take the first step and prepare to find out what Klagenfurt has to offer!

You want to know exactly what help is available to you and how we are going to assist you with starting your business in Klagenfurt? Looking for workplace flexibility? Need work equipment and machinery to implement your great business idea? You want to know more about specific funding opportunities that help you facilitate the long-term settlement into Carinthian society? We will be happy to answer your questions!

Get in touch with us!

Contact Person:

Mario Glantschnig, Bakk. MSc.
Wirtschaftskammer Kärnten – Bezirksstelle Klagenfurt
Europaplatz 1
9021 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

T: +43 5 90904 – 291
E: klagenfurt@wkk.or.at
W: wko.at/ktn