Tourismusregion Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Sightseeing at Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Sighseeing in Klagenfurt | Carinthia - Wörtherseemandl, Photo: Helge Bauer

Klagenfurt offers so many different opportunities for an enjoyable holiday in austria. 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.

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. Read more

The Herzogstuhl – or “Duke’s Chair” – is actually a double throne that was built in the 9th century. 10 of the 12 stones from which the Herzogstuhl is built actually came from the ruins of the Roman town of Virunum. Read more

Standing to the north-west of the Neuer Platz, between Alter Platz and Heiligengeistplatz squares, is the Landhaus, built between 1574 and 1594, and featuring a wonderfully preserved Renaissance façade. Especially worthy of note is the.. Read more

The abbey church of Maria Saal is a pilgrimage destination, closely associated with the Christianization of Carinthia since the 8th century. Together with Karnburg, it was one of the earliest churches founded in Carinthia. Read more

The Neuer Platz is the plaza directly in front of the town hall and very much the center of Klagenfurt. It was redesigned in 2008 to plans drawn up by renowned architect Boris Podrecca, turning it into a modern city square. Read more

The Castle of the Princes Orsini-Rosenberg was built in 1638 by Johannes Andreas von Rosenberg, subsequently expanded in 1660 by Georg Nikolaus Rosenberg. Towards the late baroque period, Vinzenz von Orsini-Rosenberg added features to the.. Read more

Located in the eastern section of Poggersdorf is a Celto-Romanic shrine, where the so-called Celtic Fountain (whose walls were completely restored in 1947) can be visited today. This important edifice was actually unearthed in 1930 during.. Read more

Professor Ernst Fuchs began re-designing the south chapel of St. Aegidius parish church some 20 years ago. Since 2010, visitors now have the opportunity to marvel at his life’s work. Prof. Ernst Fuchs is the best-known representative of the.. Read more