Lendkanal & Lendhafen

The center of Klagenfurt, Austria is located about four kilometers afar from the Wörthersee. To bring water to the city fortifications and to make transport and trade easier, the Lendkanal was created in the 16th century CE. This artifical waterway starts close to the castle Maria Loretto at the shore of the Wörthersee and ends near the Heiligengeistplatz in the city center.

In the city there is the Lendhafen (harbour) that was also used as a market place in the past. Today it is used for cultural events. The bridge above the harbour is dedicated to Elizabeth of Austria (also known as “Sissi“) and was opened by her when she was 17.

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

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