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16th Klagenfurt Juggling Festival
May 26-29, 2005
Capital of Carinthia, Austria's most southern province, close to the Italian border. The festival, mainly an outdoor event, takes place at the area of Stift Viktring, a former monastery located in the south of Klagenfurt.
Address: BRG Klagenfurt-Viktring, Stift-Viktring-Straße 25, A-9073 Viktring.
How to get there?
Vienna and Salzburg are international flight
destinations. From both towns there are trains going
frequently to Klagenfurt (but there is also an
airport in Klagenfurt). Catch up your train in Vienna at the train
station Südbahnhof (close to the subway
station Südtirolerplatz, subway line U1),
in Salzburg at the Hauptbahnhof. The train
ride will take in both cases about 4 hours.
From the main train station take any bus line (which will be 40, 41 or 42) and change it at Heiligengeistplatz for line 80, or 81 to Viktring. Get off at Siebenbürgengasse. From there it is a short foot walk to Stift Viktring.
Busses from the train station to Heiligengeistplatz are going at least every 15 minutes; the bus from Heiligengeistplatz to Viktring is going every 40 minutes on thursday (holyday in Austria!) (8:10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.: 10 and 50 min. past the full even hours and 30 min. past the full odd hours, e.g. ... 10:10, 10:50, 11:30...), and on friday every 20 minutes during daytime (8:10 a.m. to 6:50 p.m.: 10, 30 und 50 min. past the full hour), and between 6:50 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.: like thursday.
If you are coming from south, please, check your own road map
(you find Viktring in the south of Klagenfurt) and the
Coming from other directions: The main highways to Klagenfurt are the Tauernautobahn and the Südautobahn. In any case, manage to get on the Südautobahn (A2). Leave it at exit Klagenfurt-Wörthersee. Follow the Süduferstraße und then the Ferdinand Wedenigstraße in direction Viktring until you reach Keutschacherstraße. From there either Stift-Viktring-Straße, or Abstimmungsstraße will bring you to Stift Viktring. For more details, please, have a look at the
Camping on a meadow in front of Stift Viktring.
(No extra fee to pay, bring your own tent etc.)
If you prefer another accomodation, please, contact
the organizing team for more information.
Free juggling, workshops, parade in the old city center of Klagenfurt,
public show etc.
(including all festival events, bus transfer to the parade, camping, and one meal).
(340 kB, German only)
Verein ATIK - Edi Wallisch
Phone: 0699 10064663
Neuer Platz 1, A-9010 Klagenfurt
Phone: +43 463 537 2223
Fax: +43 463 537 6218
Timetable of trains: http://fahrplan.oebb.at/
Timetable of busses in Klagenfurt: http://www.mapexplorer.com/stw/
|Some further links:|
Besides of last three years' festival reports (see below) photographs are to be found on the homepage of the BRG Klagenfurt-Viktring, including an aerial view. At the webpages of the BRG you can also read about the history of Stift Viktring which goes back more than 850 years. (Sorry, German only.)
Past Klagenfurt festivals:
Pictures from the 11th festival (2000)
Report from the 12th festival (2001)
Pictures from the 13th festival (2002)
Pictures from the 14th festival (2003)
Pictures from the 15th festival (2004)