I came to Klagenfurt, Austria to visit the scientific conference INFORMATIK 2016, held at the Alpen-Adria-Universität. A good conference also for a practitioner looking forward to future developement of IT. Besides this I also had the opportunity to take a look on this region forming a triangular with Ljubljana in Slovenia and Udine in Italy. Continue reading “IT meets kitsch”
The Villa Lido is a good Italian restaurant at the shore of lake Wörthersee in Klagenfurt, Austria. I really enjoyed sitting outdoors and watch sundown over the lake. To reach this place you’ll have to leave the city center of Klagenfurt and take a bus from Heiligengeistplatz to “Schiffsanlegestelle”. If you walk straight on along the lake for 100 meters you can’t miss it. Continue reading “Villa Lido”
The miniature world “Minimundus” in Klagenfurt, Austria allows you to travel the world on budget. It is an outdoor park on 26.000 m² with 156 reproductions of famous buildings from all around the world (in scale 1:25) and some railways running on tracks. You can visit the Statue of Liberty, the Tour Eiffel, the Chinese Wall and the Vatican Palace. Continue reading “Minimundus”
The Lindwurm statue can be found in the center of Klagenfurt, Austria and it is the icon of the city. You can find it on public buildings, cars and envelopes. A myth tells that in the area now covered by Klagenfurt there was once a dragon-like giant worm causing people walking into this area to disappear. Continue reading “The Lindwurm”
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. Continue reading “Lendkanal & Lendhafen”
The Wörthersee is with nearly 20 km² the biggest lake of Carinthia in Austria. The largest cities surrounding it are Klagenfurt and Velden. A very good view on the lake is possible from the Pyramidenkogel-Turm, a high tower built on a mountain close to the center of the lake. Continue reading “Wörthersee”
The hotel “Plattenwirt” is a four star hotel in Klagenfurt, Austria. It offers nice spacious rooms with balconies or terraces. It is special because of its location: it can be found at a remote place in Klagenfurt but it is very close to the Wörthersee – the famous lake creating a beautiful panorama. Next to the hotel is the “Europapark“, a landscape garden.
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