Schärding Juggling Convention

Schärding Juggling Convention


November 25–27, 2011


Bezirkssporthalle, Schulstr. 5, 4780 Schärding

Schärding is a city with about 5000 inhabitants in the West of Upper Austria, close to the border to Bavaria, about 13 km south of Passau. The festival will take place in a triple large sports hall close to the city center.

How to get there?

By train:

Schärding is located at the Passauerbahn, one of Austria’s main railway lines which joins Wels and Passau. So it’s easy to get there by train from Passau. Also, from Linz there are direct trains to Schärding. If you are coming from Salzburg or Vienna, take a train to Wels and change it there for another one to Schärding. (Please, note: In some cases you have to change trains in another station than Wels.)

The train ride e.g. from Passau, Linz, Salzburg or Vienna will take you about resp. 13 minutes, 1 hour and 20 minutes, two and a half or three hours.

For details and timetables, please, check:

By car:

From Salzburg:
Take the autoroute A1 in direction Linz. Change it at exit Knoten Voralpenkreuz for autoroute A8 (direction Deutschland/Passau/Wels). Leave the A8 at exit 74-Schärding in direction Suben/B149. At the roundabout take the third exit (Subener Straße/B149). Pass two roundabouts and take at the next one the second exit (Otterbacherstraße/L1143). Follow the L1143, pass a roundabout and take at the next one the first exit (Alfred-Kubin-Straße). Turn right into Schulstraße and follow it (by turning left).

From Passau:
Leave Passau on the Mariahilfstraße/St2625. Follow it, then Schärdinger Landesstraße/L506 and, finally, Passau Straße/B136 to Schärding. Pass the roundabout and turn left into the Tummelplatzstraße. Follow Bahnhofstraße/L1143 and turn left into Linzer Straße/L1143. At the roundabout take the second exit (Alfred-Kubin-Straße). Turn right into Schulstraße and follow it (by turning left).

From Linz or Vienna:
Take the autoroute A1 in direction Salzburg. Change it at exit Knoten Haid for A25/E552 (direction E56/Deutschland/Wels/Passau). After about 20 km change for the A8 and leave it at exit 74-Schärding in direction Suben/B149. Continue as described in the route from Salzburg.

Note: There are two considerably shorter, yet not necessarily quicker routes (no autoroute!) from Salzburg to Schärding. For finding out the details and for other routes, please, consult the route planner at the festival’s homepage.


Sleeping halls:

School classrooms will be adopted as sleeping halls. Bring your own sleeping bag and mat.

Private accomodation:

For more information, please, check: (sorry, in German only)
Organize the booking yourself.


You will get supper on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday in a local tavern (“Kapsreiter Bräustüberl”). These meals are included in the convention fee. Look up the menu at the festival’s homepage. (Alternatively pay less and provide yourself with food.)

Festival program:

Free juggling in a large gym (24 hours a day), workshops, big gala show on Saturday evening, featuring amongst others: Thomas Dietz, Patrik Elmnert, Team Jonglissimo and Peter Gerber. (More details at the festival’s homepage.)


For attendants 6–16 years/more than 16 years old:

Free admission for children less than 6 years old.


See “Anmeldung” at the festival’s homepage. Deadline of preregistration: November 18, 2011.

Further information:

Festival homepage:


Dominik Harant
Phone: +43 664 1815981

Tourist information:

Tourismusverband Schärding, Innbruckstraße 29, 4780 Schärding
Phone: +43 7712 / 43000
Fax: +43 7712 / 4320

Some further links:

(see German edition for more information and more photographs.)