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Old Square

Stand in the middle of the oldest part of downtown Klagenfurt and admire the 16th-century mansions that line its sides.

The Old Square, or Alter Platz, is the oldest part of downtown Klagenfurt and makes for a picturesque place to take photos. Wander along the long public square and admire the grand historic buildings that line its sides before pulling up a seat at one of the outdoor cafés and enjoying some Austrian pastries while watching locals go about their day.

One of Klagenfurt’s most charming landmarks, the Old Square should be a must-see on your visit. All around the square are 16th-century mansions with Baroque facades and Renaissance courtyards. The oldest chronicled building in all of Klagenfurt is on the Old Square: number 31 Alter Platz, dating to 1489. Take a photo outside this building, known as Zur Goldenen Gans, or the House of the Golden Goose, so-named for the regal goose perched above the pillared entranceway. Venture into the inner courtyard of the house to see a relief featuring a centaur and woman.

The Old Town Hall is an impressive building too. The former Palais Welzer served as the town hall until 1918. Admire the Rosenburg crest above the Renaissance doorway as well as the three-tiered arcaded courtyard. Also of note is the fresco of Justice, located next to the coats of arms of Klagenfurt and Carinthia.

In the middle of the square is the unmistakable Column of the Trinity, or Plague Column as it is also known. Towering spire-like into the sky, the column is a major feature on the square’s landscape. It was originally made of wood and erected on Heiligengeistplatz but was moved to the Old Square in 1965. Enjoy perusing the shops, bars and cafés that surround the Column of the Trinity, or take the children to the nearby playground to burn off some energy.

The Old Square stands in the middle of Klagenfurt and is therefore easily reached by bus, train and on foot. It is possible to drive to this part of the city, but it is easier to soak up the atmosphere by simply ambling along the narrow lanes that radiate out from the square.


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$92
Hotel Sandwirth

Hotel Sandwirth

Pernhartgasse 9, Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
4.3
of 5, from 47 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Klagenfurt am Woerthersee, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Landhaus and New Square. Robert Musil Literature Museum and Carinthian Botanical Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$119
Hotel-Garni Zlami

Hotel-Garni Zlami

Getreidegasse 16, Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
4.3
of 5, from 10 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Klagenfurt am Woerthersee, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Arkaden, New Square, and Landhaus. Robert Musil Literature Museum and Carinthian Botanical Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$117
Hotel Palais Porcia

Hotel Palais Porcia

Neuer Platz 13, Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
4.2
of 5, from 6 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Klagenfurt am Woerthersee, this historic hotel is steps from Dragon Fountain, Old Square, and Landhaus. Robert Musil Literature Museum is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

$86
Hotel Atrigon

Hotel Atrigon

Kinoplatz 6, Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
3.7
of 5, from 14 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Klagenfurt am Woerthersee, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Eboardmuseum and Robert Musil Literature Museum. Klagenfurt Cathedral and National Museum of Carinthia are also within 15 minutes.

$85
City Hotel Zum Domplatz

City Hotel Zum Domplatz

Karfreitstrasse 20, Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
3.6
of 5, from 12 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Klagenfurt am Woerthersee, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Klagenfurt Cathedral and New Square. Landhaus and Robert Musil Literature Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$89
Aragia Hotel

Aragia Hotel

Völkermarkterstraße 100 , Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
4.0
of 5, from 9 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Modern Art and New Square. Robert Musil Literature Museum and Landhaus are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$108
Seepark Hotel - Congress & Spa

Seepark Hotel - Congress & Spa

Universitatsstrasse 104, Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
4.5
of 5, from 93 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Klagenfurt, Minimundus, and Happ's Reptilienzoo. Strandbad and Woerthersee Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$92
Hotel Restaurant Dermuth

Hotel Restaurant Dermuth

Kohldorfer Straße 52, Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
3.6
of 5, from 9 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Happ's Reptilienzoo and Minimundus. Carinthian Botanical Center and Landhaus are also within 2 mi (3 km).