Visit Klagenfurt - Best of Klagenfurt

Though first historically mentioned in the 11th century, Klagenfurt was first considered to be truly established by the founding of its marketplace in the 13th century. A small town of about 90000, it’s remarkable the city has survived as well as it has. It’s seen earthquakes, locusts, fires, Turks, Napoleon and the Peasant Wars, and yet survived them all. It further survived WWII bombings by declaring that it would be an open city’ should the Allied Troops arrive in the city.

All this has happily left the tourists with quite an interesting sightseeing package. Since the 19th century, Klagenfurt has been an important cultural centre, and several well known personalities are tied to the city’s history – the novelis Robert Musil, the composer Gustav Mahler, and the poet France Preseren.

For the tourist, Klagenfurt serves up a classic little ‘Old Town’, full of historical architecture, pretty courtyards and charming boutiques. There’s also a garden of architectural miniatures and the Wothersee (a warm alpine lake popular with the locals). There are also some houses dedicated to its historic dignitaries. The shopping is good around Alter Platz. The food is authentic and simple Austrian.

Klagenfurt Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Klagenfurt tips for your visit

  • Don’t go camping in March.
  • Remember to go around lake Wothersee on a cycle, and check out the surrounding villages; it may not be entirely compatible with your vacation itinerary planner though.

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Facts and Stats for Klagenfurt*

  • Pollution Statistics in Klagenfurt

    Know the pollution level of Klagenfurt before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 2.27 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.36 (Very Low)
  • Klagenfurt: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Klagenfurt for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Klagenfurt.

    • Burglary and Theft 11.84 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 3.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 8.75 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 98.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 88.75 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 10 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 15.79 (Very Low)
  • Living in Klagenfurt - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Klagenfurt is 232.32 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 89.18 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 75.94 (High)
    • Pollution Index 0.94 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.7 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 89.36 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.84 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121.33 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Klagenfurt

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Klagenfurt

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.27 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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