Klagenfurt Tourism

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.

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

    • Burglary and Theft 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 20.24 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 84.52 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.52 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Klagenfurt is 231.86 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 85.19 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 75.94 (High)
    • Pollution Index 0.94 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15.9 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.44 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 89.36 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.16 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.46 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.71 USD

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