villach vs klagenfurt

A current comparison of the closest competitors following the Kongres MTLG methodology.

Numbeo Quality of Life Index 2016:4.42 3.70
Numbeo Safety Index:4.954.81
ACI Airport Connectivity Index:2.432.43
Sunshine hours: per year:1,9201,981
The largest hall in the city (in sqm):
4,500 sqm6,400 sqm
The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms:517525
The number of 4* and 5* category hotels:511
Banquet hall maximum capacity:
Maximum hall capacity in theatre style:1,060668


Villach is the second largest city of Carinthia and its tourist sights attract an enormous amount of visitors. Villach has also become established as a small Silicon Valley in the Alps, with an international character reflected in the town‘s infrastructure. The main reason for a meetings industry in this part of Austria are the numerous incentive programmes, all of which you can engage with in a very clean environment. The most charming aspects are the Carinthian way of life, cultural diversity and a general sense of ease. In our opinion, the main advantages are the size and the feeling of familiarity, along with the modern congress infrastructure.

Locals also like to emphasise the border location, sat at the crossroads of three nations, which hasn‘t been totally picked up in a congress sense.


Klagenfurt is a likeable alpine congress destination with a rich cultural heritage and a high level of experiential diversity. A key advantage is definitely its fairytale-like well-maintained and pleasant environment, quality offer that is above average in a regional sense, and the professionalism of suppliers. Its position at the crossroads of important routes is also a major factor in the competitiveness of this destination – the city is an important social and European transit region that is easily reachable thanks to modern highways and rail connections.

As the centre of Carinthia and with its tidiness, safety and price/quality ratio, Klagenfurt is one of the best convention destinations in the wider region. The city also builds its meetings offer on sustainable development.




1. Congress Centre Villach
The impressive property, positioned right on the banks of the Drau river, offers spacious conference rooms with amazing views.

2. Thermenresort Warmbad Villach
This luxurious Thermal Spa offers four congress rooms that are perfect for smaller meetings of up to 150 participants.

3. Karnerhof resort
Amazing property, set right on the Faaker See, that has been family run for over 40 years.

4. Naturel Hoteldorf Schonleitn
The possibilities here are endless, from renting the whole village to team building academies and seminar rooms with a homely environment.

5. Lemon Garden
Special venue and peaceful lemon sanctuary offers creative incentive options such as cooking classes and lectures. It has a collection of over 280 different types of lemons.



1. Seepark Hotel
Upscale hotel perfectly positioned on the fringe of the city centre and is an adaptable and reliable congress venue.

2. Maria Loretto Castle
One of the most idyllic locations on the shores of lake Wörthersee that provides the perfect setting for a dinner, networking session or a private luxurious gathering.

3. Pyramidenkogel
A 100-metre high wooden viewing tower offers quite a few options to organise an interesting incentive or teambuilding event.

4. Kunsthaus Kollitsch
There is a large events room available, as well as six rooms of different sizes that enable different kinds of events.

5. Messe Kärnten
The biggest fair venue in Carinthia and the main organiser of trade fairs, exhibitions, congresses and unique conferences.

VILLACH: 4.06 /5