Klagenfurt, main city, capital of Carinthia (Karnten Bundesland), in southern Austria. It lies along the Glan River in a basin east of Worther Lake and north of the Karawanken Mountains. Founded in the 12th century and chartered in 1279, it passed to the Habsburgs in 1335. As it was largely destroyed in a fire in 1514, most of its notable buildings date from the 16th century and have lines influenced by Italian architects who had been called in to build fortifications. Find property for sale in Klagenfurt.
Today Klagenfurt is a lively and attractive city with 90.000 inhabitants. Thanks to the work of Italian architects throughout the 16th and 17th centuries the city centre has an almost southern atmosphere. Over 50 romantic courtyards were built and most of them have been renovated with great effort and are open to the public. Neverthless the city is not a museum, but a living town. Courtyards and shopping arcades house cafes, shops and restaurants which make a stroll a pleasant way to pass your time. Klagenfurt is also well worth a visit because of its many parks and the lake Worthersee.
Klagenfurt and Lake Worthersee lie in the south of the Province of Carinthia, close to its borders with Slovenia and Italy. While high mountain ranges form the borders between the holiday paradise of Carinthia and its neighbouring countries, the countryside opens up to the north in a picturesque landscape of rolling hills in which numerous buildings of historical significance can be found. Only a few kilometers away from Klagenfurt, for example, there is Hochosterwitz Castle, which was first mentioned in a document dating back to 860. Magdalensberg is just a few minutes' drive from the folk museum. Here you will find Austria's most extensive archaeological excavations of a Celto-roman settlement. Find your property in Klagenfurt.
The city is a communications and tourist centre, has metal, food, and chemical industries, and manufactures plastic materials, leather goods, tobacco, wood products, and electrical apparatus. The public sector employs a considerable portion of the population. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Klagenfurt.
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