Klagenfurt Christmas Markets 2018

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Klagenfurt Christmas Markets 2018

Christmas Market
City Centre
from 9.30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Christmas time in Klagenfurt is a very peculiar one. The entire city is affected by the event. Smell of mulled wine and chestnuts in the squares, shops decked out for the feast and Christmas lights hanging from every street and lane all add to here.

Every shopping trip, every gift lovingly chosen is a unique experience – like a small gift you give to yourself. And afterwards, when you meet with friends over a glass of mulled wine at one of the outdoor stands, you can discuss your shopping experience in detail.

A stroll through the city with its sparkling lights and the beautiful Renaissance facades is not the only way to get into the right Christmas mood.
More than 60 events will take place around the biggest Christmas market at Neuer Platz – such as Austria’s biggest “Krampus” run – that attract visitors from near and far to the historic capital of Carinthia so justly famous for its rich traditions and customs. A “Krampus”, by the way, is St. Nick’s terrifying companion. From 21 November until Christmas Eve, the city resounds with folk tunes and Christmas carols; children are busy with handicrafts or bake Christmas cookies, and there is so much going on in the city at various events.


One of the most beautiful aspects of Advent surely is the bright eyes of children who marvel at the huge, beautifully decorated Christmas tree at Neuer Platz, who meet Saint Nicholas himself and are allowed to stroke the donkey, who listen to Christmas stories, bake their fi rst Christmas cookies, and so very much more…
This year, there are again a great many opportunities for children to deal with their excitement and shorten the time until Christmas.


How to get to Klagenfurt Christmas Markets 2018

By car:

  • Klagenfurt is situated in proximity of the highway A2, with three main exits: Klagenfurt-West, Klagenfurt-Ost and Klagenfurt Airport. Highway B91 connects the city with Slovenia.
  • FromTrento/Bolzano, Brennero highway, exit Brixen, proceed along the Val Pusteria via Brunick and enter Austria in San Candido/Innichen, then continue on the state road E66 passing by Lienz and take the highway A10 in proximity of the city of Spittal, toward Villach/Klagenfurt

By train:

  • Klagenfurt lies on the railway line which serves Italy, Slovenia and Germany,  and can be easily reached from any city in Austria  like Graz, Vienna and Villach. The main station of the city is Klagenfurt Hauptbahnhof.
  • Klagenfurt lies at the crossroads between the two main axles which connect Rome and Vienna on one side (Sèbahn) and Germany, Switzerland and Slovenia  on the other side (Tauernachse).

By plane:

  • Klagenfurt has its own international airport, which is Flughafen Klagenfurt
  • other near airports are situted in Graz, Salzburg, Vienna, Ljubljana, Maribor, Trieste and Venice.
  • All airports offer good connections to the city, with the exception of  Ljubljana and Maribor. A shuttle service provide connection between the city and Graz airport.


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