If you are also participating in the Slovenia Open (week 22, 14-18.05.24 in Maribor, SLO) or the Bonn International (week 24, 29.05-01.06.24 in Bonn, GER), here is some information that might help you plan your trip.

Visa for Schengen area

Slovenia, Austria and Germany are part of the european free-travel-zone (Schengen area). You only need to obtain a visa from the first Schengen country you enter, and it is valid in all other Schengen countries.

You can find more information about Schengen visa here.

Travel from Slovenia to Austria

Maribor and Graz are only 70 kilometers apart (less than 60 min by car). The cheapest way to get from Maribor to Graz is by Flixbus; there is also a direct connection by train.

Travel from Austria to Germany

The best way to get from Graz to Bonn is by plane from Graz airport (GRZ) to Cologne / Bonn airport (CGN); there is also a direct connection by train, but it the costs area usually similar and it takes over 10 hours.

Practice Opportunities in Austria

Outside of regular practice times in the tournament venue, practice courts are available for rent at Attention Badmintoncenter (Koßgasse 10, 8010 Graz) the whole time.

You can check here for availability and call +43 316 473032 for costs and reservations.

The official hotel Augarten Art Hotel has its own gym and wellness area.

There is an affordable FITINN gym nearby (Stadionplatz 1, 8041 Graz); daily entry is 15,90 € and you can get there by tram line 4 from Finanzamt or Jakominigürtel to Stadion Liebenau.

The more exclusive Merkur Gym (Conrad-von-Hötzendorf-Straße 84, 8010 Graz) is in walking distance; daily entry is 29 € and includes a wellness area.