Visitor Information

Visitor Information2020-02-21T08:58:31+00:00


EuroSkills 2020 in autumn will be THE event of the year – one of the largest, and most definitely one of the coolest. The European Skills Championships will be the platform where more than 650 young, qualified apprentices will do battle for one of the coveted medals in around 45 different skills and trades.

Visiting EuroSkills is of course free of charge, but definitely worthwhile.

Between 16 and 20 September, the entire exhibition centre will simmer with excitement as the contests unfold. Visitors will be able to watch as young chefs conjure up culinary extravaganzas, welders make sparks fly – literally – and fashion experts give free rein to their creativity. On a site covering around 60,000 square meters, the best skilled workers from 30 nations will showcase their skills and let visitors watch them as they work.

Visitor Registration

Several 10,000 visitors are expected at EuroSkills 2020. A visit to the European Skills Championships is of course free of charge – but in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly for all guests, it is necessary to register via an online tool in advance. This only takes a few minutes and requires no personal data.

Visitor registration

Registration for (School-)Groups

To offer an exciting stay for groups, it is nescessary for them to register online in advance. You can select the desired day and time slot and specify the number of students and accompanying persons or the number of participants. Accreditation with photo and personal information of the visitors is not necessary.

Group Registration

We are already looking forward to EuroSkills 2020. In order to make the stay as exciting as possible for the guests, we developed an event guide with all the important information about the event and the host city.

Important Hotel-Information:

The city of Graz and the surrounding Styrian regions offer a great variety of accommodation in various locations tosuite all budgets. Our priority was to accommodate our competitors and experts as close to the event venue as possible. Therefore, the hotel contingents for groups in the city are already exhausted and only a limited number of rooms is left in the city itself.

Visitor Guide

The surrounding Styrian regions of Graz are in close proximity to the venue. Our incoming bureaus will gladly support you with your bookings. We strongly recommend a prompt booking of your required accommodation.

Individual travellers can use the online booking form.

Our Incoming Bureaus

  • Graz Tourismus & Stadtmarketing GmbH
    For many years, the incoming Office of Graz Tourismus has been known as the perfect contact for hotel bookings and for programme design in Graz and the Graz Region.

  • Incoming Bureau – Region Graz: H2 Hirner Touristik
    H2 Hirner Touristik has hotel contingents for groups from 7 to 30 people. They are specialized on the Region north of Graz (Bruck/Mur, Kapfenberg).
    Contact: Claudia Jaritz |

  • Incoming Bureau – Spa Country Styria / East Styria: Aktiv Urlaub Steiermark
    Aktiv Urlaub Steiermark is specialized on East Styria and the Spa Country Styria. They also have hotel contingents in Southern Styria and Slovenia (Maribor).
    Contact: Marc Fauster |

  • Incoming Bureau – Southern Styria, Schilcherland, Lipizzanerheimat: CDM Incoming
    Incoming specialist for southern and western Styria.
    Hotel contingents are available for small groups and groups.
    Contact: Claudia Dunst-Mösenlechner |

  • Incoming Bureau – Graz Region: Tourismusverband Leoben Incoming
    Tourismusverband Leoben is specialized on the region Leoben and Erzbergland. They have hotel contingents for individual travellers, small groups and bigger groups.
    Contact: Robert Herzog |

  • Incoming Bureau – Austria: Mondial Destination Management
    Mondial Incoming is specialized on all of Austria.
    We recommend this Incoming office for stays in the neighbouring states.
    Contact: Wolfgang Lackner |

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find all the answers to your questions about the registration for your visit at EuroSkills 2020.

General Questions

We will gladly answer any further questions you may have. Please send us an e-mail to We will take care of your request as soon as possible.
EuroSkills 2020 is a major international event. For safety reasons, all visitors must therefore be registered.
The different entry times ensure an efficient visitor management at EuroSkills 2020, so that every visitor has a clear view of the various competitions.
Yes, your ticket is valid from the beginning of your admission time until the beginning of the following admission time. This means that if your entrance time is 11:30, you can come to the entrance until 14:30.
It will take you about three hours to see all the EuroSkills 2020 competitions. If you want to stay the whole day to cheer on the participants, we recommend that you register for all three entry times.
Every day. Since all skills competitions are held over three days, you can experience every skill live at any time of any day.
If the maximum admissible number of visitors is not reached, the visitor registration is still possible at any time, even shortly before the event.
We have put together a visitor guide for you, which provides you with all the important information you need for your visit to Graz and EuroSkills 2020. You can download it from our visitor information page.
There is no detailed programme, as the participants of all competitions will give their best on all three days. This way you can’t miss a skill at the EuroSkills 2020.
Due to the expected high number of visitors, we recommend that you travel to EuroSkills 2020 by public transport. You can reach the Messe Congress Graz by tram line 4, station “Fröhlichgasse/Messe” as well as by S-Bahn, station “Ostbahnhof/Messe”.
In this case please contact the EuroSkills 2020 team at

You are welcome to bring a printed copy of your ticket with you or alternatively show it in electronical form on your mobile phone at the entrance.

Please bring an official photo identification (passport, identity card, driving licence, …) together with your ticket. For school groups, students should bring a student ID card.
Yes, there is that possibility. But you can also register online when you arrive on the bus or tram and receive your ticket immediately on your mobile phone.

For Group Leaders

To register the participants of a group, you only need their first and last names and date of birth. As group leader you will also be asked to provide your contact details.
EuroSkills 2020 is a major international event. For safety reasons, all visitors without exception must therefore be registered.
The group registration is possible continuously. You are welcome to register your group at any time as soon as you have all the required information.
If someone from your group is unable to attend EuroSkills 2020, you can let this ticket expire. If another person can fill in, please let us know by sending an e-mail to
We will most probably plan the group tours in August and let you know if we can give your group a tour. As these tours are highly dependent on availability, we ask for your understanding should we not be able to consider your request.