Klagenfurt Weekend Breaks

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Weekend Breaks to Klagenfurt

Planning a short break to Klagenfurt? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Klagenfurt. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Klagenfurt. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.


One need go no further, than this to see the rest of the world. This miniature world is situated close to Woerther Lake and houses over 170 models of the worlds major attractions constructed with amazing precision.

Young and old will be enthralled for hours as model trains pass the exhibits that even play the sounds connected to the attraction. One can even hear the sounds of prayer from major religions at the Wailing Wall. (Well worth the 11 Euros to enter.)

For more information you can go onto their website at www.minimundus.com

Alter Platz Square

This is the towns main square in the heart of Klagenfurt and is pedestrianised. The square has a pretty little dragon fountain as it�s centerpiece and is flanked by beautiful mansions that date from the 16th century with their baroque facades and arcaded courtyards in Renaissance style. Another feature of the square is the Trinity column, which was erected in 1689 and is to commemorate the plague victims with its symbols of the world�s religions as its motifs. There are shops, cafes, restaurants and bars all around the square. Nice to relax and people watch while taking in the history.

For more info try � www.frommers.com/destinations/klagenfurt

The Cathedral of Klagenfurt

The 16th century cathedral lies southeast of Neuer Platz. The interior is well preserved and adorned with stucco. The paintings that decorate the ceiling date from the 18th century; adjacent to the cathedral is an interesting museum dedicated to Christian artworks. Some exquisite pieces here including tapestries, stained glass and jewelry dating from as early as the 12th century. The cathedral and museum can be found at Lidmanskyg 10.

For more info try � www.frommers.com/destinations/klagenfurt


This museum is centrally located in Museumgasse 2 and contains some marvelous Roman artifacts excavated from local diggings, and very interesting it is too. The museum is well laid out and gives one an idea of prehistoric life in this Austrian province of Carinthia near the Yugoslav border. One of the major pieces is the skull of a rhino, thought to be the model for the well-known Dragon fountain in Neuer Platz. The museum is closed on Mondays.

They have a web site and if you do not speak German there are some pretty pictures on it � www.landesmuseum.net


This fine planetarium is located in Europapark, it is possible from here to see strange planets and look back to mans first steps on the moon and explore strange asteroids and comets. They show a state of the art star show at the high-class theatre. They conduct the shows in German and English and are open daily.

Visit the Austrian web site to find out more information at � www.tiscover.at

Karntner Heimatwerk

This very large traditional Austrian shop is located on Herrengasse 2 in the center of town. For someone who likes authentic Austrian gift then look no further. From lederhosen to leibkochen you will find a gift for all the family here. They always stock Christmas items and do full traditional Austrian costumes, glass, art, jewelry and typical Austrian cooking utensils are also on offer.

Klagenfurter Hutte

This rewarding hiking trip is in the Karawanken-Mountains, 10km south of Feistritz im Rosental. If you hire a mountain bike it is a wonderful excursion. The hut serves as base camp for the climb up these mountains. When you reach the hut you will be rewarded with wonderful views a snack and Jagatee, which is a refreshing cuppa.

Check it out on the Austrian web page � www.tiscover.com/feistritz-rosen

Klagenfurt Dragon

This spectacular sculpture was completed in 1590 from a single slab of rock and dominates Neuer Platz, which is the main square of the town and is pedestrianised. The dragon is named after the mythical Lindwurm, which supposedly stalked this area in ancient history. There is a skull in the Landesmuseum on which the dragon is based, but that could be a rhino. So like all mysteries it remains just that. Lots of little coffee shops and cafes ring the square to sit and ponder the story.

For more on the history visit www.virtualtourist.com/europe/austria/klagenfurt

Sunset Boulevard

This fun disco is to be found on the Herrengasse and rocks till the wee hours of the morning. The DJs play all the latest hits, the d�cor is perfect. While you are in the area head for the Pfarrplatz, which is where the well heeled local, teens come to enjoy themselves. There are many clubs and bars in this area and you are bound to find one that suits your mood. Enjoy the night

Hotel Palais Porcia

Neur Platz 13, This well established family run hotel is located in the centre of town, and is enjoyed equally by families and visitors for it�s warm and welcoming atmosphere and first class facilities.

All the rooms are furnished in the style you would expect from a top-notch establishment. In all rooms are cable T.V, mini bar, phone and private bathroom. In the stylish public area there is a currency exchange, photocopy, fax and secretarial services etc.

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