There it silently stands, the Lindwurm on Neuer Platz. The many colourful lights and the fragrances from the mulled wine and culinary stalls at the largest Christmas market in Carinthia envelop Klagenfurt’s stone landmark in a very special way.

Star-gazing at the Lindwurm. Go through the pine forest up to the small platform – and then take a look through the large telescope: Selfie time! Face to face with the city’s landmark, with the Town Hall and the Christmas tree in the background – the perfect setting for an unforgettable souvenir photo of the Christmas market..

Traditional customs at “Neuer Platz”

"Krampus" parade: A devilish folklore figure from certain European regions. More than 30 groups from the Alpen-Adria-region are coming! 23rd November from 19.00
Saint Barbara: St. Barbara twigs bring luck in love and will be handed out to visitors. 4th December from 17.00
Saint Lucia: The festival of light. Visitors will receive a small candle. 13th December from 16.00
Farmers’ New Year’s Eve: the traditional way to welcome the new year. 30th December from 19.30

The events are organised in cooperation with the Carinthian Customs and Traditions Association.

Tip! Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides

Wrapped in warm blankets and sitting on white furs, two Noriker horses draw the carriage through the streets and alleys of Klagenfurt. A special experience for the whole family, or couples, or simply for all those who love the feeling of travelling in vehicles with 2 horsepower.

When: Saturday & Sunday from 13:00
Duration: approx. 20 minutes
Where: can be individually arranged with the carriage driver
Prices: adults € 6, children older than 2 years € 3

Opening times 2019:

16th November to 23rd December
daily from 09.00 to 20.00
eateries until 23.00
on 24th December until 14.00

New Year’s market: 27th – 31st December
daily from 09.00 to 20.00
eateries until 11pm,
eateries on 31.12. until midnight

Bild: Christkindlmarkt_Neuer_Platz Bild: Christkindlmarkt_Neuer_Platz Foto: (c)Arnold Pöschl

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