Historical buildings & squares, monuments, churches & cathedrals…

During your visit, you should definitely set aside at least one full day for a sightseeing tour at Klagenfurt. That will give you plenty of time to see the many attractions that make Klagenfurt and the surrounding area so very special.

Visit the Eiffel Tower, look an anaconda in the eye, go on a boat trip or take a trip to the stars.

In Klagenfurt and its surrounding area, big and small explorers will discover great excursion destinations brimming with interesting information, making sure you have a fascinating and fun day out. At Minimundus – the miniature world on Lake Wörthersee, you can marvel at 156 miniature models of famous buildings from around the world. On board one of the Wörthersee Schifffahrt boats you can explore one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria, Lake Wörthersee, and enjoy culinary delights at the same time. At Klagenfurt Planetarium, the stars are within reach, and with the museum tramway you can experience history at full speed. At Mageregg wildlife park you can stroll between red and fallow deer on ten hectares, and on the Maria Loretto peninsula you can stop for a drink at Loretto Castle, built in the 17th century.

Alter Platz - Pedestrian Zone

image: Alter Platz / photo: ©(c) FranzGERDL image: Alter Platz photo: ©(c) FranzGERDL

The Alter Platz, which is probably the oldest section of downtown Klagenfurt, is surrounded by houses and city palais, which were built for the most part in the 16th and 17th centuries. Duke Bernhard founded Klagenfurt at this site. In 1252, Klagenfurt was finally awarded its city charter. Located on the west side of the Alter Platz is the building known as “Zur Goldenen Gans”. Standing tall in the center of the square is the Column of the Trinity, also known as the “Plague Column”.

After the city had been restored and renovated in the 16th century, it was given its name (Alter Platz or "Old Square") to distinguish it from new square (Neuer Platz). Alter Platz initially served as the town's market place before the market was relocated to Benediktinerplatz square in 1948.

Close to the plague column visitors find many cafes, bars and shops.  A playground in the pedestrian zone invites families with small children to take a timeout, relax and enjoy.

Alter Platz
9020 Klagenfurt am Woerthersee