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About Pörtschach

View of Pörtschach (© Pörtschach Information)

Pörtschach is situated in southern Austria, in the province of Carinthia (Kärnten or Koroška in the local languages), about 15 km west of the provincial capital Klagenfurt and approximately 330 km south-west of Vienna, Austria's capital city. Pörtschach is a well-known holiday resort on one of Austria's most beautiful lakes (Wörther See).




the province of Carinthia


Pörtschach am Wörther See, west of Klagenfurt

Room Reservations

We cannot help you with travel arrangements or room reservations!
For room reservations, please contact:
Pörtschach Tourismus, Hauptstraße 153, A-9210 Pörtschach
Tel. +43/(0)42 72/23 54, Fax +43/(0)42 72/2354-1

List of reasonably priced bed&breakfasts at Pörtschach

Karte von Pörtschach
Open map of Pörtschach

When making travelling plans, keep in mind the following dates:
Violin, viola, lied (song): Latest day of arrival: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 1.30 PM
Piano, cello: Latest day of arrival: Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 1.30 PM
Final concert for all prize-winners on Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 5pm
Without participating in the final concert, no prize can be awarded.

How to get to Pörtschach Plane

The nearest airport is Klagenfurt (Klagenfurt-Wörthersee Airport KLU). Transfer time to Pörtschach is approximately 15 minutes.

Currently, the following airlines operate flights to Klagenfurt:

Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines
(Flights from/to Vienna - connections around the world via Star Alliance)

(Flights from/to Cologne and Hamburg - connections to the Eurowings network)

For a small fee, we pick you up at Klagenfurt Airport and take you to Pörtschach am Wörthersee.

Other airports nearby:

Vienna Airport (transfer time 3 hours)

There are two ways to reach Klagenfurt and Pörtschach from Vienna Airport:

By train: There are Railjet trains every two hours operated by Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) from Vienna Airport train station to Klagenfurt (and onwards to Pörtschach. You need to change trains at Vienna main station (Wien Hauptbahnhof), the connecting train usually arrives on the same platform.

By bus: Take an Air-Liner bus from Vienna Airport to Wien Erdberg VIB (Vienna International Bus Terminal) and then continue on Flixbus or Westbus to Klagenfurt.

Ljubljana Airport (transfer time 1.5 hours)

From Ljubljana Airport, take the AlpeAdria Line bus to Klagenfurt (timetable).

Graz Airport (transfer time 1.5 hours)

Take the bus from Graz to Klagenfurt: ÖBB Intercitybus.

You may also arrive at Salzburg Airport (transfer time 2 hours), Munich Airport (3.5 hours), Venice Aiport (2.5 hours) or Trieste Airport (2 hours). Train

Pörtschach train station is served by InterCity-Trains. The suburban railway line S1 additionally runs every half hour between Klagenfurt and Villach.

ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways
(there is an online timetable on their site) Bus

There are two scheduled bus services from Vienna to Klagenfurt:



Bus service from Venice to Klagenfurt:
ÖBB Intercitybus

Bus service from Graz to Klagenfurt:
ÖBB Intercitybus

Bus service from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt:
AlpeAdria Line
AlpeAdria Line Car

Pörtschach is also easily accesible by car via the Austrian "A2" motorway, exit Pörtschach.

From Slovenia, take the Karawanken-Tunnel/Predor Karavanke to Villach/Beljak or the Loiblpass/Ljubelj to Klagenfurt/Celovec. From Villach or Klagenfurt, take the A2 to Pörtschach.
From Italy, go to Villach/Villacco and continue on the A2 to Pörtschach.
From Germany, drive via Salzburg on the A10 motorway to Villach, from there continue on the A2 to Pörtschach.
From Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia go to Vienna and from there follow the A2 to Pörtschach.
From Hungary, either go to Vienna or Graz and follow the A2 to Pörtschach.


Some participants may need a visa for entry into the European Union (Schengen area). If you do, please mail or fax your name, date and place of birth, your passport number and its date of issue. Preferably, please send a copy of your passport.
After registration and payment of the registration fee you will be mailed a formal letter of invitation. This letter will be needed for the visa application.

Map of Pörtschach

List of reasonably priced bed&breakfasts at Pörtschach

Karte von Pörtschach
Open map of Pörtschach




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