We cannot help you with travel arrangements or room reservations!

When making travelling plans, keep in mind the following dates:
Violin, chamber music: Latest day of arrival: Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 1.30 PM
Piano, voice: Latest day of arrival: Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 1.30 PM
Final concert for all prize-winners on Sunday, September 8, 2019 – 5pm
Without participating in the final concert, no prize can be awarded.


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

Appartements, Bed&Breakfasts, Hotels

This is a list of reasonable appartements (without breakfast) and bed and breakfasts (breakfast included in the price). We also recommend a few selected hotels if you are willing to spend more. Please book directly or contact Pörtschach Information, tel. +43-(0)4272-2354 (email:, or visit their web site), fax +43-(0)4272-2354-1. Pörtschach Information can also supply you with a map and catalogue of other hotels. Please state that you are a participant of Brahms competition (“Brahms-Wettbewerb”).

Map of Pörtschach with competition venues

Booking of accommodation has has to be made by the participant. In case of cancellation the hotel must be notified! The Johannes Brahms Gesellschaft Pörtschach is providing this list as a help for participants only, but we are not arranging any accomodation.

If you would like to practise at your accomodation, please check the list below (see column “Practising allowed”) or ask at the hotel first! Playing instruments is not permitted at all appartements, bed & breakfasts and hotels.


List of Appartements and Bed & breakfasts.



We are happy to present you a selection of first-class hotels at Pörtschach:

Seehotel Dr. Jilly

Alfredweg 5-7, 9210 Pörtschach
tel: +43-4272-2258, email:, web:
Single room from EUR 119, double room from EUR 98 per person

Walking distance to the churches 10 mins, to the Parkhotel 1 min.

Strandhotel Prüller

Annastraße 33-35, 9210 Pörtschach
tel: +43-4272-2353, email:, web:
EUR 70 per person per night plus EUR 2.10 local taxes per person per night. Price includes breakfast buffet, access to the beach, parking space, free bike rentals, and all taxes.

Lust auf Pörtschach

We recommend our partners at Lust auf Pörtschach Hotels who have been a longtime sponsor of the International Johannes Brahms Competition at Pörtschach!

Youth Hostel

We have arranged special conditions at Klagenfurt University Youth Hostel (Jugendgästehaus Klagenfurt Universitätsviertel) for Brahms competition participants:

  • EUR 24,50 per person and night in a triple room (including breakfast)
  • EUR 35,35 per person and night in a double room (including breakfast)

To be eligible for this pricing, you need to be hosteling member, or use our special password which you can find on your “My Registration” page.

Getting from the youth hostel to Pörtschach and back

  • From the youth hostel, it’s a 9 minutes walk (700 meters) to Klagenfurt West train station: Walking directions
  • From there, trains run regularly to Pörtschach, travel time is 9 minutes: Train timetable
  • Train tickets are EUR 3,70 one way, or EUR 7,50 for an unlimited day pass. Weekly tickets are EUR 18,50. There is a ticket vending machine at Klagenfurt West train station.

More information about Klagenfurt University Youth Hostel and booking: