Fly To Klagenfurt, Austria

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Known more for religious reasons (it’s the bishop’s seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt), this Austrian town is actually the sixth largest in the country. A lot of its charm comes from the fact that it’s a university city – the Alpen Adria Universitat Klagenfurt is located here. It’s also an ideal base from which to explore neighbouring lakeside villages around beautiful Wörthersee. And to the west of Klagenfurt you’ll find the lush Europapark, which boasts a number of children’s entertainment facilities including the strange miniature world called ‘Minimundus’.

Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details

  • South African passport holders travelling to Klagenfurt do require a Visa for Austria. Make sure that your SA passport is valid for 6 months from your return and that there are at least 2 free pages available for stamps.
  • The South African Embassy in Austria is located in Vienna: Sandgasse 33, 1190 Vienna, Austria. Phone: +43 1 320 6493. Email:

See and do

Klagenfurt boasts a picturesque, historic old town that has been meticulously restored. Explore its Renaissance courtyards that are now lined with modern fashion boutiques, bars and rustic beer gardens, and visit Neuer Platz, a square that is dominated by a winged dragon, Lindwurm, that is also Klagenfurt’s emblem. Legend has it that the dragon used to live in a swamp here. Explore the city’s Medieval castle, fascinating museums and art galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Provincial Museum and the Diocesan Museum. 
In the summer months, the city is full of cyclists and joggers, and many people visit to enjoy Lake Worth’s many attractions, including a beautiful bathing beach with cabins, wooden piers and shady green areas. 

Klagenfurt Airport – KLU

Klagenfurt Airport (code KLU) is located about 3km from Klagenfurt town, near Lake Worth, the warmest Alpine lake in Europe. The airport is also the gateway to a number of ski resorts including those in the Italian Dolomites.
Food and beverage: Skybird restaurant, café and lounge.
Lost Luggage: Lost luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Klagenfurt Airport Lost & Found on +43 (0) 5 1766 1087.
Airport Hotels: No airport hotels. Nearby: Aragla, Carinthia, Liebetegger, Sandwirth, 
Schlosshotel St Georgen, Zlami Holzer.
Car Hire: Argus, Austria Car Rental, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt.

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