Venue, Travel Information

Host city

Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee (Celovec ob Vrbskem jezeru) ( is the capital city of the Province of Carinthia. It is located at an altitude of 450m between the Karawanken mountains and Lake Wörthersee in close proximity to Italy and Slovenia.


Venue of Congress & Exhibition 

Kärntner Messen Klagenfurt

Messeplatz 1

Messe-Centrum, Hall 5

9021 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee


Contact: Jutta Weiss

+43 (0)463/ 56800-21


The Congress venue is barrier-free.

A free childcare service is offered at the fair grounds (foyer, 1st floor).

The venue is conveniently located and can be reached easily by rail, bus, bicycle and e-vehicles as well as on foot. For the benefit of our climate, these forms of transport are recommended for your journey to and from the Congress and will be rewarded (see Registration).  

Climate-friendly journeys to and from the Congress by rail, bus, car-sharing, bicycle, on foot or by car-pooling will be rewarded. 



Congress guests may use rental bikes. Bicycle parking is possible at the main entrance of the Congress venue.


Rail, bus

Klagenfurt is located at the intersection of the southern rail route (Vienna – Rome) and the Tauern axis (towards Germany, Switzerland and Slovenia). For train schedules of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) see

The Congress venue is located 500m from the main railway station and can be reached on foot in a few minutes.

The bus stop at the main entrance of the fair grounds is the bus stop Messe Ost and is served by the bus lines 60 and 85. For timetables visit:


Accommodation is available within the city at a max. distance of 5 km from the Congress venue, from where they can be reached by bus, by bicycle or on foot.

For paying Congress participants, the Congress fee includes the tickets for the city’s bus lines on 16 and 17 Sept.

The evening reception will be hosted on the outskirts of Klagenfurt at Maria Loretto Castle. The distance between the city centre and the Castle is some 5 km and it will be covered by e-bus shuttle and by e-boat.



E-charging stations are available in sufficient numbers in the immediate vicinity

  • right at the fair grounds
  • in Bahnhofstraße 61
  • on Europaplatz 1
  • in Kempfstrasse 8
  • on Kinoplatz 1
  • at KELAG’s quick-charging station: Viktringer Ring 22



If you are looking for a car-pooling opportunity to get to the Congress and back, please indicate so in your Registration Form. The organisational team will handle these inquiries.



Klagenfurt’s Alpe-Adria Airport is located at a distance of approx. 5 km from the Congress venue and is connected with it by several bus lines:

Phone: +43(0)463-41500,


Travel information for Carinthia’s population 

The following arrangements have been made between the “Autumn Fair” and the transport association “Verkehrsverbund”: For a ticket price of € 16.00 per person (which includes a day ticket for one adult) , visitors may travel to the Fair from any place in Carinthia and back Holders of a “Vorteilscard” (e.g. senior citizens) pay € 9.00. The price for the package ticket within Klagenfurt is € 7.00 (€ 4.00 for discount card holders). The combi-ticket can be bought directly from the bus driver or at the railway station, as the case may be.

If you cannot avoid travelling by car or by plane, you can make up for the CO2 emissions by making a compensation payment. Tools for CO2 emission compensation at events are offered e.g. by:



Accommodation (different hotel categories) has been reserved for your participation. Please book your accommodation directly at or +43 (0) 463 3000 95, from where you can also obtain information on the environmental policy of your hotel.


Leisure activities

Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee offers numerous cultural events (e.g. tour of the old town) and environmentally friendly possibilities to explore sites along the turquoise waters of Lake Wörthersee and in the adjacent hills and mountains. Contact: Klagenfurt Tourismus or +43 (0) 463/537-2223. Neuer Platz 1, 9010 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee.