Juggling Fest Pöchlarn

Jonglierili – Juggling Fest Pöchlarn 2012


June 15–17, 2012
Starting: Friday at 12 a.m. (Gyms and Sleeping halls will be open from 2 p.m.)
Closing: Sunday at 4 p.m. (Sleeping halls will be closed at 12 a.m, gyms at 4 p.m.)


Secondary school Pöchlarn, Nibelungenstraße 5, 3380 Pöchlarn

Pöchlarn is located on the south banks of the river Danube in the Mostviertel (part of Lower Austria), about 28 km to the west of St. Pölten. At the jugglers’ disposal will be the school’s large gym and anotherl gym, adopted as sleeping hall. Furthermore a green area within the schools grounds (camping, barbecues, juggling etc.) and a park (“Stadtpark”) just across the street. There you will find nice places for juggling and relaxing and a children’s playground. Furthermore, a pavilion can be used for ball bouncing.

How to get there?

By train:

From e.g. Salzburg, Linz, St. Pölten, Vienna (train station: Westbahnhof) a train takes you directly to Pöchlarn. Outside the train station follow the signs. The train ride will take from Vienna about 1.5, from Salzburg about 2.5 hours. From the train station it’s a 5 minute walk to the school buidling.
Train timetable: http://www.oebb.at/en/index.jsp

By car:

Manage to find the motorway Westautobahn (A1) which joins Salzburg and Vienna and follow it westwards from Vienna or eastwards from Salzburg or Linz. Get off at exit Pöchlarn and turn – if coming from Vienna – right, otherwise left toward Mankerstraße. At the roundabout, take the second exit (onto Mankerstraße heading to Pöchlarn/Pöchlarn Mitte), turn right at Bahnstraße. After 200 m turn left at Nibelungenstraße.


You can reach Pöchlarn on the bicycle route Donauradweg (from Passau to Vienna). Leave the bicycle route at Pöchlarn’s skaters’ area, heading to a parking ground, from which you can spot a large tower. Now, through the city, passing at the cafe “Jeronimo” and to the end of the shopping street. Turn right at the first possibility and left at the next one. From there you can see the Stadtpark on the left and secondary school building on the right.

By airplane:

Linz (Blue Danube Airport) and especially Vienna (Vienna International Airport) are international flight destinations. There is a bus transfer from airport Linz-Hörsching to the train stations Hörsching and Linz, and several transfer possibilities from the Viennese airport Wien-Schwechat to the train station Westbahnhof in Vienna. From there see above: “By train”.


In the school building:

One of the school’s gyms will be adopted as sleeping room. Bring your own sleeping bag and mat.
Families can stay in their own (class) room. (Only if requested in advance!)


You may put your tent on the school ground’s green area.
Please, note: Between 1:00 and 7:00 a.m the school building’s doors can only be opened from inside. So, people who stay overnight in a tent, cannot use the toilets etc. during this time, unless jugglers organise a night porter, or an “emergency mobile phone”. (Jugglers who stay in the gym don't have this problem.)

Guest houses und private lodging:

Please, organise the booking yourself!
Information: http://www.poechlarn.at/unterkuenfte.458.0.html


Breakfast is included in the festival fee, but please bring your own dishes. Possibilities for lunch in a pizzeria, a Chinese and other restaurants close to the festival site. A supermarkt is to be found within a walking distance of 5 minutes.

Festival program:

Friday, June 15
from 12:00 a.m. Arriving, free juggling, workshops
3:00 p.m. Gyms and class rooms open.
Evening Fire!
Saturday, June 16
9:00–11:00 a.m. Breakfast
Whole day Free juggling, workshops
8:00 p.m. Gala show
Sunday, June 17
9:00–11:00 a.m. Breakfast
12:00 a.m. Pack up your stuff, leave the class rooms, move to the large gym or outdoor
4:00 p.m. Gyms close
from 4:00 p.m. Cleaning up, chilling out at the pond Lassiteich


If preregistered (until May 20, 2012): EUR 22,–, at the door: EUR 28,–
Day tickets: Friday: EUR 10,–, Saturday: EUR 15,– (gala show only: EUR 10,–), Sunday: EUR 7,–
Children (age 10 or younger): Please, make a donation.

How to preregister?

  1. Send an email to jonglierili [AT] live . at with the following information:
    • Name, surname
    • Address, phone number
    • Can you offer a lift, or, do you need one?
    • Preferred accomodation: sleeping room at school/guesthouse (or alike)
  2. Please, transfer EUR 22,– to the following account:

    Account holder: Angelika Gärner
    Bank: Sparkasse NÖ AG
    Account no.: 05001109981
    BLZ (Austrian bank identifyer code): 20256
    IBAN: AT 72 2025 6050 0110 9981

Your preregistration is not valid until the festival fee had been transfered to the account.
Deadline of preregistration: May 20, 2012
If you wish to cancel your registration before May 20, 2012, EUR 15,– will be refunded. After this date no refund will be granted.

Please, note:

There is an urgent need for helpers. Please, volunteer for setting up the festival, preparing breakfast, or as night porter..

There is a need for workshop leaders and people who you want to perform in the gala show.

The school’s sound equipment.can be used. Please, bring your own CDs.

In the gym, please, use indoor shoes or no shoes at all.

You are not allowed to use open fire, paraffin, fluids for fire spitting or similar stuff in the school building.

Animals are not allowed in the school area.

The attendance at the festival is at your own risk.


Angelika Gärner
Großprielstraße 22, 3393 Matzleinsdorf
Email: jonglierili [AT] live . at
Phone: +43 650 54 33 647

Further information:

A few pictures from the festival area (from 2010)

Further links:

(Sorry, in German only)
Homepage City Pöchlarn
Wikipedia: Pöchlarn