The city of Klagenfurt is situated in the south of the country of Austria, in an area that is known as Carinthia. This is only a few miles away from the border with Slovenia. Although the city only has a population of less that 100,000 inhabitants, nevertheless, it is still actually the 6th largest settlement in the whole country. Your holidays in Klagenfurt will see plenty to keep you busy, with some great places to visit nearby. The self catering accommodation in this part of Austria is always appointed to a very high standard and you are guaranteed a comfortable and memorable stay.
Your holidays in Klagenfurt will offer attractive views from the windows of your self catering apartment at any time of the year: during the Winter you can expect to see that ‘Winter wonderland’ view; whilst during the Summer, you will see a green and mountainous vista. There will be plenty to keep you entertained, too. Klagenfurt is located in a part of Europe that is conveniently close to a number of great skiing resorts. The Summer months are likely to tempt tourists to enjoy activities such as nature walking, abseiling, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, golf and horse riding.
There are a good number of attractions for you to visit within the city of Klagenfurt itself. The Baroque Cathedral and Viktring Abbey are two architectural delights that should rank highly on your sightseeing list. You may also wish to check out the Renaissance-style buildings that surround the Alter Platz which is the Old Square in the centre of the town. For when you are looking for a little more in the way of peace and quiet, there are some great places to head for: Kreuzbergl is a natural park where you will find an observation tower, mining museum and botanical garden. Also, whilst looking to make the most out of your holidays in Klagenfurt, you should bear in mind that the country of Slovenia is only a stone’s throw away. This is not a large country and you could easily reach the national capital - Ljubljana - within a couple of hours’ driving time.
Visitors on their holidays in Klagenfurt can expect a continental climate. This means that Summers are warm and Winters are cold. The average temperatures during the months between May and September will rise above 20 degrees Celsius, reaching a peak of 26 degrees in July. Winters are much colder and the coldest month of the year is actually December, when the average daytime high is -1 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is at its highest during the Summer (probably in the form of mountain-generated thunderstorms) and at its least in Winter when any precipitation is likely to fall mainly as snow.
For your holidays in Klagenfurt, there is actually a small international airport (Klagenfurt (KLU)) that has a direct flight to and from the UK. This is operated through Ryanair to London Stansted (STN). As an alternative, you may wish to fly to Vienna (VIE) which has flights with British Airways and Austrian Airways to London Heathrow (LHR).