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Introduction

Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt

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Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, or just Klagenfurt, is a city in southern Austria, near the picturesque Wörthersee and the borders with Italy and Slovenia. It is the capital city of the state of Carinthia.

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Sights and Activities

  • The Wörthersee is an alpine lake near Klagenfurt. In the 19th century, it served as a summer retreat for the Austrian nobility, but these days it's a bit less exclusive, catering to visitors from across Europe.

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Getting There

By Plane

Klagenfurt Airport (KLU) is a small airport servicing the following airlines and destinations:

There are also airports at Graz, Salzburg, Vienna, Trieste and Venice, which all have direct train connections to Klagenfurt.

By Train

There are hourly train trips to Graz, Vienna and Villach, as well as international connections to destinations in Italy, Slovenia and Germany.

By Car

Klagenfurt is easily accessible by car, located as it is on the intersection of the A2 and S37 Freeways. The A2 leads through Klagenfurt from Vienna via Graz, and continues on through Villach onto the southern border with Italy. An alternative route from Vienna is the S37, which goes via Bruck an der Mur and Sankt Veit an der Glan to Klagenfurt. The Loiblpass turnpike B91 goes to Ljubljana, Slovenia, just 45 km from Klagenfurt.

By Bus

There are daily bus services to Graz and Ljubljana.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Blue Mountain Hotel & HostelVerditzer Strasse 70HOSTEL94
AllYouNeed Hotel Klagenfurt***Nautilusweg 11Hotel-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes are common in bigger cities. Hotels in cities do normally have internet terminals, more expensive hotels provide internet access directly in the rooms. There are many free WiFi Hotspots and quite a few restaurants, cafes and other places offers free wifie. McDonald's has free Wifi, as does Starbucks. Note that some places might charge a fee or includes just limited amounts of time. Be sure that your smartphone is not roaming data, as this will mean a huge bill, especially if you are from outside the EU.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112.The country calling code to Austria is: 43. To make an international call from Austria, the code is: 00.

Austria has a perfect GSM and 3G (UMTS) network coverage of nearly 100%. If you bring your own cell phone with you assure yourself that it operates on 900 MHz / 1800 MHz (GSM) or 2100Mhz (3G WCDMA). There are cell phones that operate at 1900 MHz (e.g. networks in the United States) which are not supported in Austria. If you plan a longer visit in Austria it might be useful to buy a new mobile with a prepaid card from a local cell phone network provider. Be aware that some remote areas (especially mountainous areas) do not have network coverage yet, though this rather the exception than the rule.Austria has a large number of cell network providers including A1, T-Mobile, Orange (former called One), Drei (3G), Telering, Tele2, Bob and Yesss. Bob and Yesss have the lowest prices. Prepaid card costs €15 including 100 minutes talking time.

Post

For more information, it is best to check the Austrian Postal Service. They have more information about posting letters, postcards and packages to places both in Austria and to other countries in Europe and intercontinental destinations. The standard price for sending domestic letters/postcards is €0.55. Within Europe the price is €0.65, other places in the world are €0.90 to €1.40 for standard letters and postcards. Post offices typically are open between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, though the main ones are sometimes open a few hours longer and on Saturdays (sometimes only mornings) as well. If you want to send parcels internationally, you might consider using an international company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they offer fast and reliable services at relatively affordable rates.

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Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 46.623641
  • Longitude: 14.307683

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