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Pörtschach am Wörthersee is a town in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in Carinthia in south-central Austria.

Pörtschach am Wörthersee is a town in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in Carinthia in south-central Austria.

It was the site of an annual tennis tournament, the Hypo Group Tennis International, a part of the ATP Tour's International Series.

Population

According to the census of 2001, the community of Pörtschach has 2,670 inhabitants. 90.3% have Austrian citizenship, the biggest groups among the foreign nationalities are Croatians (3.0%), Germans (2.3%), and Bosnia-Herzegovinians (1.3%).

In terms of religion, the majority of the people are Roman Catholics (75%), followed by 10% Protestants and 1.6% Muslims. About 10% of the people are without confession.

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More about the History of Pörtschach am Wörthersee

A growing tourism industry started in the mid-19th century, accelerating after the establishment of the Lake Wörth navy in 1853. Shortly after that, in 1864, Pörtschach received a railway station on the new line from Vienna to Venice; this made it a favoured tourist destination. Famous tourists from Vienna included Emperor Franz Joseph I, Gustav Mahler, and Johannes Brahms, who worked on his second symphony here. After the tourism boom years in Carinthia of the 1960s and 1970s, a revival in Pörtschach as an events centre is under way. The goal is to develop a "soft tourism", which is the best outlook for the future because Pörtschach has the qualification for this: culture (International Johannes Brahms Competition), nature, and history.

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Pörtschach am Wörthersee is a town in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in Carinthia in south-central Austria.

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