Gardens in Klagenfurt

Kärntner Botanikzentrum

This small botanical garden is especially popular for its evocative landscape of small cliffs with alpine plants, and for another section with a waterfall and ponds. Adjoining it is the Kreuzberglkirche, perched on …
Historic Building in Klagenfurt


The Renaissance Landhaus (state parliament) building dates from the late 16th century and is still the centre of political power today. The stairs on the right (facing the portico) lead up the Grosser Wappensaal (He…
Monument in Klagenfurt

Dragon Fountain

Neuer Platz, Klagenfurt’s central square, is dominated by the 16th-century Dragon Fountain, the emblem of the city. The blank-eyed, wriggling statue is modelled on the Lindwurm (dragon) of legend, which is said to h…
Gallery in Klagenfurt


Thoughtfully curated program of modern and contemporary international and Austrian artists are shown at the Carinthian state gallery, which has a main venue on Theaterstrasse and a second nearby in the Alpen-Adria-G…
Gallery in Klagenfurt


This gallery for modern and contemporary art stages three or four excellent temporary exhibitions a year based on its collection of Carinthian and mostly Austrian artists, including the likes of Arnulf Rainer and Ha…
Church in Klagenfurt

Pilgrimage Church

Maria Saal, a small town perched on a fortified hill 10km north of Klagenfurt, is worth the 10-minute bus journey to see its early 15th-century pilgrimage church. It was built from volcanic stone, some of it filched…
Park in Klagenfurt


The green expanse and its Strandbad (beach) on the shores of the Wörthersee are centres for aquatic fun and especially great for kids. The park's biggest draw is Minimundus, a 'miniature world' with 140 replicas of …
Amusement Park in Klagenfurt


Down near the Wörthersee in Europapark, Minimundus has around 140 replicas of some of the world’s architectural icons, downsized to a scale of 1:25. By lying on the ground with a camera, you can later impress your f…
Museum in Klagenfurt

Eboard Museum

With the largest collection of keyboard instruments in Europe (more than 1300), this quirky museum is literally a ‘fingers-on’ experience: you are able play most of the organs, including rare items such as a Model A…
Cathedral in Klagenfurt


Klagenfurt's cathedral is a monolith with an ornate marble pulpit and a sugary pink-and-white stuccoed ceiling. The highlight is an altar painting by Paul Troger in one of the chapels.