12th Kremser Jongliertreffen
“In memoriam Günther ‘KÖCKI’ Köck”
Günther “Köcki” Köck, a juggler based in Krems, Lower Austria, half of the juggling, stilt-walking and fire performing duo Luigi & Luigi, motivated organiser of the juggling club Kremser Jonglierwerkstatt and mastermind of the annual juggling festival in Krems, died in a parachuting accident on 4th of July, 2010. We have lost one of the most energetic Austrian jugglers and a very likeable human being.
Due to this sad event some changes to the upcoming 12th Kremser Jongliertreffen have been made. Please, especially note that the festival will only last for two (instead of four) days and that the organising team will not sell any food at the festival site as they did in the past years, with the possilbe exception of a limited amount of beverages. Furthermore there will be no shows and no festival extras as e.g. t-shirts. But you are invited to join a relaxed weekend of juggling and chatting, based on self-supply.
Please, note that the festival homepage at
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August 21–22, 2010 (only 2 days!)
(starting Saturday at 10 a.m., closing Sunday at 5 p.m.)
Krems an der Donau
Small town in Lower Austria, by the riverside of the Danube, about 60 km west-northwest of Vienna. The festival will take place in a large sports centre: Ausportplatz and Sporthalle Krems.
Registration and Infopoint: Sports ground Ausportplatz, a few minutes walk from the Sporthalle.
How to get there?
If coming from west (by Westbahn) get off in St. Pölten and change for a train to Krems.
If coming from the South (by Südbahn), get off in Vienna at station Wien Meidling, take subway line U6 (direction Floridsdorf) to Spittelau. From the train station close by there are trains going frequently to Krems.
If coming from east (by Ostbahn) get off in Vienna at Provisorischer Ostbahnhof, take tramline D (direction Nußdorf) to Franz Josefsbahnhof. From here trains are going frequently to Krems.
Vienna is an international flight destination. From Vienna International Airport (in Schwechat) there are several transfer possibilities either to the City Air Terminal or to train station Wien Mitte/Landstraße which are both close to subway station Wien Mitte/Landstraße. Take subway line U4 (direction Heiligenstadt) and get off at Spittelau. From the train station close by there are trains going frequently to Krems.
Please, note: In August, including the festival weekend, due to construction work some of the regional trains from Vienna to Krems and back will be partly replaced by a bus service. Furthermore expect that trains will not arrive on time.
Take the highway Westautobahn (A1) either from Salzburg or Vienna to St. Pölten, and from there the road S33 to Krems. From Vienna you may alternatively take the road Bundesstraße 3 which you have to leave at the exit Krems-Zentrum.
How to find the festival place:
It's a 10 minute walk from the train station. If you get lost ask for the Sporthalle Krems!
Tents' place on the festival site. (No extra fee to pay, bring your own tent etc.)
This year there will be no catering at the festival, besides of the possibility of ordering pizzas. So, please, be prepared to help yourself.
Phone: +43 664 1302103
Email: g.lackner [AT] ktv-krems . at
Please, note: The festival homepage is out of date and currently does not provide accurate information!
ÖBB Timetable of trains: http://www.oebb.at/pv/en/Servicebox/Train_schedule/
Some further links:
(Text in German only)
Online report from the 2nd festival 1999
Pictures from the 3rd festival 2000
Pictures from the 4th festival 2001
Pictures from the 5th festival 2002
Pictures from the 6th festival 2003
Pictures from the 7th festival 2004
Pictures from the 8th festival 2005
Pictures from the 9th festival 2006