Tourismusregion Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Sports in the Region

Running along the shores of lake Wörthersee, Photo: Franz Gerdl

Klagenfurt is Austria’s No. 1 sports town, home to well over 200 sporting clubs and the widest selection of sports imaginable. And even setting organized sports aside for one moment, Klagenfurt sometimes seems to be one giant summer- or wintertime sports playground.

From tennis or inline skating, to cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing and ice skating, you can essentially enjoy every sporting activity imaginable out in the open air and a beautiful natural setting. And let’s not forget the floodlit running path, a challenging fitness course on the Kreuzbergl, as well as Nordic-walking routes with every level of challenge you could wish for. Spacious sports and multi-purpose arenas (2 indoor ice rinks, 5 indoor tennis courts, 5 indoor riding arenas, 3 squash courts, 7 fitness centers, 1 indoor pool, and so much more) complete the practically perfect picture of Klagenfurt’s sporting infrastructure. Of course the golf course is an absolute must, too, while sailors find their own piece of heaven out on the Wörthersee.

As you can see, outdoor recreation has a big role to play in Carinthia’s provincial capital. Whether you prefer to take things a little easier, simply enjoying nature, or push yourself to the limit with all kinds of physical challenges – summer or winter, here with us you are certain to find the ideal opportunity. For water lovers and sun worshippers, Wörthersee boasts Europe’s biggest lakeshore beach resort, alongside water that is practically pure enough to drink.

As of now you can find selected hiking and bike tours on our tour site.