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  • 1 Alter Platz Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    16C mansions with Baroque façades and Renaissance arcaded courtyards give this square special character. The Old Town Hall is attractive because of its Renaissance doorway and three-tiered arcaded courtyard. On the western side, the square is closed ..

  • 2 Grosser Wappensaal Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Museumgasse 10 A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    The Landhaus' ceremonial room or Great Blazon Hall, was decorated by Joseph Fromiller in the 18C. This master of Baroque painting produced the fine ceiling fresco showing members of the States of Carinthia paying homage to Emperor Karl VI (1728). He ..

  • 3 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Lidmanskygasse 14 A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    Begun by the Lutherans in 1578, the cathedral was later attributed to the Jesuits who extended the choir and added chapels. After a fire in 1723, the interior was decorated with Baroque stuccowork, which enhances the nave's brightness. Note the high-..

  • 4 Landesmuseum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Museumgasse 2 A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    The regional museum displays Carinthia's thousand-year-old history via various objects and works through the ages, including the surprising example of the "dragon's skull", in fact from an Ice Age rhinoceros, or mosaic tiling found at Viru..

  • 5 Diözesanmuseum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Lidmanskygasse 10/3 A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    The Diocesan Museum aims to give a good general picture of religious art in Carinthia, covering all fields: jewellery, tapestry and embroidery, sculpture, painting, stained glass. Next to appealing folk art specimens, there are outstanding works of a..

  • 6 Bergbaumuseum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Prof. Dr.-Kahler-Platz 1 A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    Carinthia's oldest Mining Museum lies in former Kreuzbergl air-raid shelters. Numerous rare and valuable exhibits illustrate local mining history. As in a treasure room, the finest and biggest local mineral samples are on display, including an enorm..

  • 7 Lake Wörth Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    A - Klagenfurt

    Lying between Velden and Klagenfurt, the 17km-long lake receives limited inflow from watercourses, resulting in high summer water temperatures (24 to 28°C) which have encouraged the development of resorts at Velden and Pörtschach. A series of hills o..

  • 8 Neuer Platz

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    This great, rectangular, town centre square boasts the Dragon Fountain (Lindwurmbrunnen), a huge schist monster which has become the town's emblem and was erected by two brothers, Ulrich and Andreas Vogelsang, between 1582 and 1593. Each house has it..

  • 9 Stadthauptpfarrkirche St. Egyd

    Religious buildings

    Pfarrhofgasse 4 A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    The Parish Church of St Egyd, built in 1692, was given its onion-shaped bell towers in the early 18C and Neo-Baroque façade in 1893. The vast and richly decorated interior is also magnificently furnished. The vault was painted by Joseph Mölck, and th..

  • 10 Landhaus

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    Not far from the Alter Platz, this imposing building houses Carinthia's Regional Parliament, built for the duchy in the 16C. It boasts a very fine Renaissance inner courtyard and two-tiered arcaded galleries, mostly designed by the architect Antonio ..

  • 11 Minimundus

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    A - 9020 Klagenfurt

    More than 170 scale models (1:25) of world monuments are displayed in this open-air park, from the Eiffel Tower to St Mark's Basilica in Venice, using original material. Some of them, although miniaturized, can occupy the area of a small house, like ..

  • 12 Gustav-Mahler-Komponierhäuschen

    Museums and art

    A - 9010 Klagenfurt

    The small wooden house in the middle of the forest, where Gustav Mahler liked to take refuge, is really rather plain. However, the famous composer's admirers enter it with emotion, as it is here during his summer holidays, between 1900 and 1907, that..

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