About Us

Founded in 1859, the Austrian Presseclub Concordia is the oldest press club in the world. The original intention of its founders was to provide a platform to support struggling journalists. Today, while still serving as an advocate for the professional interests of journalists, above all of over 580 members, Presseclub Concordia has broadened its mission to include the following:

We act as a guardian of Press Freedom.

We advocate ethical standards and quality in journalism.

We provide a meeting place for journalists.

We consider ourselves as an open service provider for journalists and writers around the world and are a proud member of the International Association of Press Clubs.

Responsible media are essential to democracy.

Our location

After having been dissolved and expropriated by the Nazi party in 1938, Concordia was refounded in 1946. Twelve years later it was given its new headquarters by the Austrian government. The Concordia House can be found at Bankgasse 8 in the heart of Vienna’s government district. Its opulent rooms can be booked to hold events such as press conferences and panel discussions.

Booking our rooms

We offer two rooms to rent for press conferences, discussions or presentations.

The hall

Our hall can be equipped to suit the individual needs of a variety of audiences with alternative seating options. It holds up to 100 people maximum. There are three categories available for booking our hall:

  • Half a day for € 395
  • A full day for € 680
  • Evening event (after 4pm) for € 530

The club room

Our club room features a podium for four individuals. It holds 15 people in coffee house furnishing and 25 when equipped in cinema style.

The price for renting our club room for up to one day is € 195.