Klagenfurt is an irresistible tapestry of Baroque architecture, gleaming lakes, snow-capped alpine peaks and picturesque green pastures set to the symphonic score of Amadeus and Gustav. The city of Klagenfurt is the capital city of Carinthia province in southern Austria, and home to over 95,000 people. Attractions include Wörthersee, Landhaus and Klagenfurt Cathedral.
Delve into a world of Renaissance architecture, enchanting symphonies, staggering landscapes and gargantuan wiener schnitzels with cheap flights to Klagenfurt. The city of Klagenfurt is home to Klagenfurt Airport (KLU), which is a 10-minute drive from the heart of the city. The airport serves Austrian Airlines and Eurowings. Popular international flights to Klagenfurt depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Klagenfurt is approximately 14 hours 5 minutes.
Popular flights to Klagenfurt
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Klagenfurt
Renaissance courtyards hidden within historic towns, magnificent Baroque castles trembling with untold tales and secrets, and 15th century Gothic cathedrals offer a glimpse into the ancient aristocratic history of Klagenfurt.
Klagenfurt flaunts trademark Austrian splendour with its quilt of emerald and sage hues, gleaming lakes and staggering snow-capped alpine peaks. Utopian natural beauty stretches, uninterrupted, from end to end.
Prepare your palate for an outlandish culinary adventure. Start your journey with knödel (Austrian dumplings) tossed into a bowl of tender goulash and topfennockerl (cheese balls soaked in strawberry compote).
Essential details you need to know before your trip
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Best time to visit Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt experiences a continental climate, with temperate summers and cold winters. The city experiences significant rainfall throughout the year.
Average temperatures range from 24 degrees Celsius in summer to -7 degrees Celsius in winter.
Snow blankets the city during the winter months (December to February). This is a great time to visit if you want to witness magical landscapes and indulge in winter sports and activities. The rest of the year offers warmer temperatures, which is superb for sightseeing and lake activities.
For cheap flights to Klagenfurt, the best time to visit is between November and February.
Weather & Climate in Klagenfurt
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A trip to Klagenfurt will take you on an unforgettable journey to a time when the legendary compositions of Mozart and Strauss glided through the streets and the city was governed by royalty.
But look beyond the scintillating heritage of this historical city and you will discover a place that hums with culture and cosmopolitan allure.
Renaissance courtyards teem with boutique hotels, rustic beer gardens, trendy restaurants and pulsing bars.
Whether you enjoy delving into days gone by, feeling the warm caress of unfamiliar cultures, exploring natural attractions, basking in late night revelry, or throwing yourself down a snow covered mountainside, the city of Klagenfurt is a melting pot of adventure, culture and history.
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South African passport holders do require a visa when travelling to Klagenfurt. You will need to obtain a Schengen Visa. Applications can be done online, through VFS Global.
There are Austria Visa Application Centres in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Cape Town - Office 504, 5th Floor, 47 On Strand, Strand Street
Johannesburg - 1st Floor Rivonia Village, Corner Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road, Sandton
Klagenfurt is a safe city. However, as it is with any major cities, crime does happen. It is advisable to take certain precautions and maintain vigilance as you would in any other unfamiliar city. Travel insurance to cover theft and medical expenses is recommended.
Avoid carrying large sums of cash, valuables and important documents, as pick-pocketing and bag snatching can happen.
Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are travelling from a yellow fever endemic area. Immunisation against Hepatitis A & B and rabies are recommended. Other routine and recommended vaccinations include MMR, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella and polio.