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Location, Climate:
Klagenfurt is the capital of Austria's state of Carinthia. It is situated in the heart of the region near Innsbruck and Vienna. The climate of Klagenfurt is continental with warm summers and extremely cold winters. Avoid booking discount hotels between November and March when the temperature can reach below 0 °C. It is more advisable to book a discount hotel between May and September when the weather is mild.

Brief History:
According to legendary tales, Klagenfurt was discovered after some courageous men killed the winged dragon called Lindwurm which was found in the moors. This abominable creature was known to eat virgins, but it was captured and chained on a tower. There is a Renaissance monument of that tale found in the city center.

Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Many tourists visit Klagenfurt every summer because of the exciting events held during that time including the Theatre Summer in June, Iron Man Triathlon in July, and the Old Town Magic Festival and Lake Worthersee Trail both in August. Most families go to Europapark to have a picnic, enjoy the outdoors and just simply relax. If you want to see the legendary Lindwurm then head to Neuer Platz which features a dragon-shaped fountain inspired by this creature. Other popular attractions include the Reptilienzoo Happ, Minimundus and the Robert Musil Literature Museum.

Most attractions can be easily seen on foot, but others prefer riding a bicycle especially along the shore. There are several bike rentals at Neuer Platz. To reach farther destinations, you can ride the bus and buy tickets directly to the driver.

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