Doppler and Horst play beach volleyball on the Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna | © BeachMajors | SHM
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The Beach Volleyball A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch touches down in Vienna.

Get 15% off the Medal Match and Beach Friends tickets at the Beachvolleyball A1 Major Vienna when booking your stay at Austria Trend Hotels.

Beach volleyball will come back to Vienna in 2018! After the great success of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2017, Vienna will once again welcome the beach volleyball elite on the Danube Island.

From August 1 to August 5, 2018 the best 32 women's and men's teams will be competing in the Center Court on the Danube Island. The Austria Trend Hotels are the exclusive hotel partner of the Beach Volleyball A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch.

The players score in the stadium. We convince with our offers.

Win 3x 1 VIP package for the finals on the Danube Island.
 

A VIP Package includes:

  • 1 night for 2 persons including breakfast in a Vienna Austria Trend Hotel
  • 2 VIP day tickets for the final weekend (3 to 5 August)
    • Access to the VIP area at the event site
    • Full service catering
    • Access to the covered VIP grandstand
    • Access to all VIP areas of the official Beach Party Nights taking place around the tournament

Fill out the online form no later than 22 July 2018 and with a bit of luck you will win our VIP package. The winner will be notified by e-mail. VIP day tickets are drawn by lot for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. An exchange of the days is not possible.

Participation is voluntary, free and independent of the purchase of goods and services.

Competition question:
In which city did the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships take place in the summer of 2017?

First look at 2018 Vienna Major.

What's up around the center court?

Apart of bump, set and spike there is a lot to discover on the Danube Island. Is there a party zone? Is there a VIP-area?

You find all answers here!

Framework program

Not only during day time there is full program on the center court, the party continues in the evening.

More information are coming soon.

Where is the venue of the Beach Volleyball champs?

  • Danube Island, 1210 Vienna, Austria
    (between bridge Floridsdorfer Brücke and bridge Schnellbahnbrücke)

How to get there with public transportation?

  • Tube U6, station "Handelskai"
  • Tube U6, station "Neue Donau"


Introduction to Beach Volleyball

Brighten up your knowledge & score in the stadium as a real pro!

© Beach Majors/Limex/Sebatian Marko

The Top-5 rules                       in Beach Volleyball

The rules of the trendy team sport are quite similiar to the rules of classic volleyball.  

  • There are 2 players in each team.
  • One set is finished after 21 points.
  • For a match win it needs two won sets.
  • The center court consists of two parts, each 8x8 meters large.
  • The hight of the net is 2.24 meters (women) and 2.43 meters (men).

Fun Facts

  • Since 1996 Beach Volleyball is an Olympic discipline. 
  • The volleyball weighs between 260 and 280 grams.
  • The birthplace of beach volleyball is attributed to Santa Monica, California.
  • During a match, a player jumps about 300 times on average.
© Beach Majors/Limex/Andreas Langreiter

Beach Volleyball Q&As

What are the players pointing out with their fingers behind their backs?
The gestures are shown in order to communicate the following play strategy to his or her team member. 

Chicken wing? What's that?
If a player defends an attack with his elbow, we are talking about the "chicken wing". 

What is a Tomahawk?
A tomahawk is the defense of an attack with two folded hands in headroom.

Does a One-Two-Barbecue have anything to do with an actual barbecue?
No, if a team drops out after two games, it is called a One-Two-Barbecue.

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