Klagenfurt is the capital of Carinthia, the most southerly of the nine Austrian provinces. Since 1998 is between Dachau and Klagenfurt a town twinning.
Klagenfurt with its population of 92,000 has a spectacular location in a wide basin at Lake Wörthersee in the southern part of Eastern Alps. Klagenfurt is well know for its heraldic beast, the londworm dragon. The historic city was founded in the 12 th century and is outsstanding today with its highly dynamic economy, a universita, and an incredible quality of life that owes to setting of great beauty between Alpine peaks and the lake nearby. located where the Germanic, Romanic and Slavic cultures meet, the former peripheral situation has become a major asset of the city and a great advantage for its people.
Today, Klagenfurt is seen as one of the prime gateways to the Eastern and Central European areas and their cultures and econmies.
The inner courtyards of the old part of Klagenfurt are perfect venues. All through the year, there are exhibitions, festivals, parties or simply good events that add special flair to the city. Many museum and galleries axhibiting excellence in the arts complete the cultural offer.