In 2016, the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series is coming to Austria for the first time. The A1 Major Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Kärnten once more guarantees a successful tournament which promises a new high-quality standard.
When the first Beach Volleyball Event in Klagenfurt/Kärnten was held in front of just 2,500 fans, nobody could have imagined the magnitude that it would evolve into. Since then it has become one of the summer hot spots and it is impossible to imagine the sports event calendar without it.
After the World Championship in 2011, both the European Championships of 2013 and 2015 have been held in Klagenfurt/Kärnten. The Austrian fans will always bear in mind the home victory of Steffi and Doris Schwaiger in 2013. Klagenfurt, which has been named the “global capital of beach volleyball”, acts as a role model for the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series. From 2016 Klagenfurt is also part of this exclusive series of tournaments and serves as the last trial of strength before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.