Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee – visit Carinthia’s capital

The beauty of Klagenfurt has many faces.  As the capital of Austria’s southernmost province, Klagenfurt is located on the eastern shore of Lake Wörthersee. Also known as the Renaissance gem on the shores of Lake Wörthersee, Klagenfurt offers visitors a wide range of cultural highlights and sights in and around the city.

The city is characterised by multi-faceted cultural offerings, intriguing architecture, and the proximity to Lake Wörthersee. Boutiques, shops, cafés, restaurants, and bars invite visitors to stroll and to linger. Sights such as Minimundus or the planetarium are definitely worth a visit.

As a hotel in the immediate vicinity of the city of Klagenfurt, the Seepark Wörthersee Resort makes the ideal base for exploring the Old Town and the wider Lake Wörthersee region.  Just ask – we are happy to share tips for discovering the most beautiful spots in and around Klagenfurt!

Top attractions in Klagenfurt

As the capital of the province of Carinthia, Klagenfurt has a lot to offer in addition to its picturesque historic Old Town. Both in summer and in winter, Klagenfurt makes the most of its unique position in the eastern bay of Lake Wörthersee and the many daytrip destinations that surround the lake.

Minimundus miniature park

You have always wanted to discover the world’s best-known sights? From Las Vegas to Paris, the Minimundus miniature park in Klagenfurt shows buildings, trains, and ships from around the globe on a scale of 1:25.

On an area of approximately 26.000 sqm, you will find 159 attractions from more than 40 countries, all in miniature format. The motto is: See the world in a day! Lots of fun for all the family.

Wörthersee Schifffahrt boating fleet

Turquoise-coloured water, great views, a gentle breeze on your face: Lake Wörthersee is made for boat trips. What better way to discover the lake and its beautiful surroundings? Whether in winter, summer or autumn, the boats of the famous Wörthersee Schifffahrt offer tours all year round.

The MS Kärnten, MS Klagenfurt, MS Velden and DS Thalia can be seen doing their rounds on the lake on a daily basis. Take the opportunity to discover remote bays, picturesque islands, and paradisiacal villas dotted around the lake!

Museum of Modern Art

You love art and culture? Then you should go on a journey of discovery to unearth the treasures of the Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, or MMKK, as the well-known institution in the centre of Klagenfurt is also known. The museum is committed to preserving, researching, and promoting modern and contemporary fine art. On an area of 1.000 square metres, there are two permanent art collections and exhibitions to explore.

Planetarium Klagenfurt

The planetarium is located right next to the Minimundus Klagenfurt and the Happ reptile zoo. Discover the infinite vastness of space:

  • Planets and stars, close enough to touch
  • Shows for all the family
  • A fairy-tale trip for children and students

Lidos in Klagenfurt

Summer, sun, sunshine: The waters of Lake Wörthersee reach a temperature of up to 28 degrees in summer, when the turquoise-coloured lake invites you to swim and relax. On the shores of Klagenfurt bay, you may enjoy the sunshine and the lake in a range of lidos. The perfect destination for a chilled-out summer’s day! Visit the lidos in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee:

  • Strandbad Klagenfurt (a 5-minute walk away)
  • Loretto Bad (a 10-minute walk away)
  • Bad Maiernigg (may be reached by bicycle or by car)

Night of the Stars in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Famous acts, a great atmosphere, and hits galore: The Night of the Stars in Carinthia’s capital offers all that and more. International stars present their greatest hits and personal Lake Wörthersee highlights on the open-air stage in Klagenfurt, located in the eastern bay of the lake and just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Wörthersee stadium

The Wörthersee stadium is located in the district of Waidmannsdorf in Klagenfurt and is also a great location for events. The stadium holds 30.000 spectators and is home to the SK Austria Klagenfurt, a first-division football team, and also hosts many other events, for instance open-air ice-hockey games or the freestyle show "Masters of Dirt”. In addition, the Wörthersee stadium is the perfect stage for concerts and shows. 

Athletic highlights

Klagenfurt is an athletic city, and you are welcome to join in the fun. Put your fitness levels to the test during a tennis game, borrow an e-bike here at the hotel and explore the surroundings of the city, or experience the Lend canal and Lake Wörthersee by SUP. There are lots of opportunities for outdoor sports to discover around the clock – boredom doesn’t a stand a chance (and that’s a promise).

Discover Klagenfurt’s Old Town

The Old Town of Klagenfurt is defined by its Mediterranean-style culture and buildings. The 800-year old centre is lovely, and its Renaissance architecture and picturesque courtyards attract a great deal of visitors. There is lots to discover around the Alter Platz, for instance the luminous yellow town hall from the 17th century, or the Baroque buildings.

 Klagenfurt’s Old Town offers a unique blend of history and southern flair. A stroll through the city is like a tour of discovery through times long gone.

  • Benediktinermarkt
  • Stadttheater
  • 50 arcade courtyards
  • Lindwurm on the Neuer Platz


Things to do in Carinthia’s capital

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee offers unique experiences for all age groups. Minimundus or the Planetarium Klagenfurt are great fun for all the family. The athletically minded will enjoy hiking, cycling, Stand-Up Paddling, tennis or yoga.

And the best thing about it: Klagenfurt offers variety. After a sightseeing tour of the city’s cultural highlights, go on a shopping spree and visit the numerous boutiques.

The best hotel in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

You are looking for the perfect place to stay during your dream holiday in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee? Look no further than the Seepark Wörthersee Resort, a 4-star hotel that leaves nothing to be desired.

Whether it’s seminars, weddings or other events, a wellness break for two or a family weekend away, we have the right package for everyone. In the immediate vicinity of Klagenfurt and just a 5-minute walk from the lake, this is a place for indulgence and enjoyment.

Our reviews say it all: The Seepark Wörthersee Resort was reviewed on Customer Alliance more than 274 times. The result? 90 percent customer satisfaction, and we are constantly improving further!

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