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Culture of Carinthia. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Hotel Post Each city of Carinthia has its own unique historical monuments giving travelers a lot of impressions. Klagenfurt is the capital of the region; it has lots of historical objects, as well as popular tourist cities of the country do. The picturesque Neuer Platz is considered the center of the city; there are several important city symbols next to it. These include unusual Lindwurm fountain and the building of Landhaus. Fans of excursions should definitely look into the Hall of heraldry and visit the Civic Museum, as well as to see one of the main symbols of the capital, the Cathedral.
1. Going for a trip, you should definitely learn a few phrases in Austrian and take a phrasebook with you. Almost all the locals speak foreign languages, but prefer to communicate in their … Open
There are numerous religious monuments in Carinthia; the age of some local abbeys and monasteries is more than a thousand years. There is a beautiful Dominican Monastery in Friesach; it was founded in the early 13th century. Nearby there is the picturesque basil housing priceless works of art and religious artifacts.
St. Paul im Lavanttal is famous due to its Benedictine Abbey; it was founded in the 11th century and is considered one of the oldest in the region. Its main decoration is the incomparable Basilica made in a unique architectural style. It represents an original combination of Romanesque and Gothic style. This religious monument has a rich collection of old paintings and frescoes. Copyright
Carinthia is the southernmost province of Austria. These places attract mainly fans of ecotourism, as well as connoisseurs of art and history eager to explore priceless monuments of history … Open
Among other religious monuments Gurk Cathedral located in the town of the same name is notable. This is an incredibly beautiful architectural structure that holds the oldest tapestry in Carinthia. Lavish frescos represent main decorations of the cathedral.
Villach Hauptbahnhof There are numerous fortifications in Carinthia; some of them have managed to survive to the present day only partially. Among them is the scenic castle of Petersbeg in Freez; it has remained a permanent venue for summer theater festivals for many years. Strasbourg can boast an amazing 12th century fortress that is home to the interesting museum. This amazing historical building has retained many primeval elements; guests can admire incomparable vaulted ceilings of the fortress and appreciate the rich collection of artifacts.
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♥   Art museum 'Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten' Klagenfurt, 14.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Carinthia
♥   Dom Maria Himmelfahrt, Gurk, 18.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Marije Pomagaj, Brezje, 43.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Sankt Andrä, Sankt Andrä im Lavanttal, 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Maria Loreto, Sankt Andrä im Lavanttal, 49.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Nikolaja, Ljubljana, 78.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Carinthia and near

Blejski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
One of the most impregnable buildings in the world can be found in Slovenia. Here the old castle Bled is located on the summit 130-meter-high rock. Bled is one of the oldest castles in the country. The castle is located in the incredibly beautiful terrain, next to the lake of the same name. The rocky cliff, on whose summit Bled is located, literally hangs over the shores of the lake and is covered with the lush forest from all sides. Surprisingly, people built the castle in this difficult-to-access area more than a thousand years ago. The first mention of the castle date from 1004. … Read further


From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
In Austria, the most interesting park of miniatures is to be found in the city of Klagenfurt. It covers an area of 26000 square meters and presents to the attention of visitors 150 mini-copies of outstanding world sights at a scale of 1:25. About half of park models are dedicated directly to Austria, except for the copies of architectural structures. There are incredibly beautiful canals and rivers, along which ships sail, as well as a railway with trains in the park. … Read further
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