Minimundus Klagenfurt 1
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Minimundus Klagenfurt 1

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A: Minimundus Klagenfurt 2

by Igor Adamec, 50 meters away

Minimundus Klagenfurt 2

B: Minimundus Klagenfurt 4

by Igor Adamec, 60 meters away

Minimundus Klagenfurt 4

C: Minimundus Klagenfurt 3

by Igor Adamec, 80 meters away

Minimundus Klagenfurt 3

D: CreateCamp Klagenfurt Session

by Markus Ortner, 290 meters away

CreateCamp Klagenfurt Session

E: CreateCamp Klagenfurt

by Markus Ortner, 300 meters away

CreateCamp Klagenfurt

F: Center Court

by Markus Ortner, 320 meters away

Warm-up for the Club Masters Double Finals. Soon they will see what Team is the best on the Center Co...

Center Court

G: University Elections 2009

by Markus Ortner, 330 meters away

Booths of the different parties at university on the front square luring voters right before the Univ...

University Elections 2009

H: Geopunktur "Schöpferische Kräfte"

by Markus Ortner, 340 meters away

This first Geopunktur in Austria was created in 2010 by a team of 12 artists from Austria, Germany an...

Geopunktur "Schöpferische Kräfte"

I: Uni Gala Preparations

by Markus Ortner, 340 meters away

Preparations for the 2011 UniGala at the University Klagenfurt

Uni Gala Preparations

J: Lindner Seepark Hotel

by Markus Ortner, 350 meters away

The redesigned pathway around the new Lindner Seepark Hotel Klagenfurt along the Lendkanal, neccercer...

Lindner Seepark Hotel

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