Sport City Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt stands for Alps-Adriatic culinary experiences, quality of life between the old town and the lake, and a sporty and active lifestyle. These three factors are closely interwoven and are especially reflected in the provincial capital’s lively sports scene. The mixture of Mediterranean ambience and alpine scenery makes this Renaissance city and the region surrounding it perfect for a wide variety of sporting activities. In the turquoise waters of Lake Wörthersee or on the unspoilt slopes of the Southern Alps – the backdrop is an absolute treat for the eyes of hobby athletes and professional athletes alike.

Sports Events in 2020:

- Wörthersee Triathlon: 29.-31.5.2020 CANCELLED
- Klagenfurt City Run: 6.6.2020 CANCELLED
- Lendkanal Crossing: 28.6.2020 POSPONED
- Ironman Austria: 20.9.2020 NEW APPOINTMENT
- Carinthia Runs: 21.-23.8.2020
- Wörthersee Swim: 5.- 6.9.2020

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On 28th June 2020, the only free water swimming event of its kind in Austria will take place, covering the entire length of the Lendkanal.


The Lendkanal – an almost completely straight waterway between Lake Wörthersee and the heart of the Renaissance city of Klagenfurt. From the Lendhafen in the city centre, the canal leads past fairytale villas, under the oldest stone bridge in Austria, past the Europapark to the shores of Lake Wörthersee at the romantic Maria Loretto Castle.

Once a year, the pretty waterway belongs only to swimmers. All those for whom a leisurely day of swimming and bathing at the historical Strandbad Klagenfurt lakeside lido is not enough, and who want to take on the swimming distance which is measured according to IRONMAN Austria-Kärnten regulations, can compete in the Klagenfurt Lendkanal Crossing.

The competition takes place on 28th June between 8am and 5pm. The participants are permitted to wear wetsuits. The water temperature at this time of the year is between 19 and 22°C. Despite the calm waters in what is probably the most diverse swimming lane in the world, the full distance of 3.8 kilometres is very demanding.

Security staff, lifeguards and specifically appointed canoeists are always nearby. It is possible to leave the water at many places along the canal, since the embankment reaches as far as the water level of the Lendkanal. The total race length of 3.8 kilometres is divided into a short race of 1.5 kilometres and a sprint of 750 metres, with the finish at the Strandbad Loretto lakeside lido.

When: 28.6.2020
Where: Lendhafen Klagenfurt
Distances/programme: 3.8 km swim

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Keltenweg 6/3
9063 Maria Saal
Phone: +43 699 19270612
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LENDKANAL CROSSING 2020 (c) Horst von Bohlen

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