Klagenfurt - the capital of Carinthia

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So I'm on my way to visit one of the places on my list, namely Klagenfurt, the Capital of the Carinthia (Karnten) Land in Austria. Contrary to what it might look like on Wikipedia, it's a rather small and bland place. It didn't help that the rain almost ruined my trip. The railway station is discouragingly positioned. It's not too far away from the city centre, but the surroundings (some nondescript blocks of flats and two main avenues without much traffic) don't make you think you've reached a big city. Not to be fooled, though, Klagenfurt is an important nodal point between Northern Italy and the rest of Austria, and is easily accessible from a multitude of places.

The center is not too big, with an interesting fountain of a dragon attacking a standing character (the Lindwurm). Around it there are some nice small roads, with several shops, as well as local cafeterias and bistros. The more important sights are the Old and the New Town Hall, connected of course by these small alleys. If you're catching better weather, do visit the Baroque Cathedral. You can then go on to take a bath in the Worthersee, which is the warmest lake in Europe.

I, however, wasn't so amused by the weather, and after seeing a bit of the city, decided to retreat and return some other time.
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The Austrian Railways promote envi…
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