Lake Wörthersee.

Interwoven with legends and stories, it is well-known from film and TV and loved by locals, guests from around the world and jet set celebrities alike. In Klagenfurt, you will find its wonderful eastern bay, which stretches to Maria Wörth. The public lidos in Klagenfurt, Maria Loretto and Maiernigg invite you to bathe in one of the warmest alpine lakes in Europe, with green sunbathing lawns and shady trees. Boat hire and fun sports, such as banana rides or Water Walking, will turn a day at the lake into a small adventure. In the spacious parklands which make up Europapark, with its skater park and adventure playground, you can relax, do sports or simply enjoy a delicious ice cream on a leisurely walk. There is also a campsite – further information can be found HERE.

Here in Klagenfurt, pleasant walks and bicycle tours often begin along the Lendkanal or on the shore of Lake Wörthersee. The Loretto peninsular is an idyllic location that juts out into the water, with a bar and restaurant there offering pleasant refreshment opportunities. The Kreuzbergl also reveals itself as a peaceful oasis: Just a few minutes’ walk from the town center itself, visitors are able to stroll through the forest and past small ponds.


The Lendkanal is a 4 km-long manmade waterway that leads from the Wörthersee to the center of Klagenfurt. The roads along the northern bank of the Lendkanal are very popular with cyclists and inline skaters. Originally built in the 16th century in order to channel water to the city moat as well as transport building and heating materials, the Lendkanal is today a recreation area. 

Once it reaches the inner city, the Lend flows into the Lendhafen where, over the summer months, a cultural initiative known as “Lendspiel” has made quite a name for itself with a variety of cultural programs. Some of the literary readings offered as part of the “Festival of German-Language Literature” are also held here.

Bild: Lendkanal Bild: Lendkanal Foto: (c) Franz Gerdl

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