Zelkinger Jongliertreffen

1st Zelking Juggling Meeting


May 22–24, 2009
Starting Friday at 5 p.m. (possibility for outdoor juggling from 12 a.m.)
Closing Sunday at 5 p.m.


Elementary school Zelking-Matzleinsdorf, Pöchlarnerstr. 6, 3393 Zelking

Zelking is located in the Mostviertel (part of Lower Austria), about 4 km to the southeast of Pöchlarn and 28 km to the west of St. Pölten. The festival will take place in- and outside of a school building. Juggling will happen in the gym and in the school’s garden. Furthermore in an orchard close by, which can be used on Friday already from 12 a.m.

How to get there?

By train/bus:

From e.g. Salzburg, Linz, St. Pölten, Vienna (train station: Westbahnhof) take a train to Melk and change there for the ÖBB bus to Zelking. The bus ride will take about 11 minutes.
Timetable of trains and busses: http://www.oebb.at/pv/en/Servicebox/Train_schedule/

Please, note: There is no bus service on Saturday and Sunday to and from Zelking. But for a small fee there will be a shuttle service for festival participants on these two days resp. from and to Pöchlarn (train station). For using this service, please, get in touch with Angelika Gärner.

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 follow the street in opposite direction to the city of Pöchlarn (also don’t use the way which leads to the roundabout!). Climb up the hill and follow the street. Turn left at the sign Zelking-Matzleinsdorf and follow this street to Zelking.


You can reach Zelking on the bicycle route Melktalradweg which crosses further bicycle routes, e. g. the famous Donauradweg (from Passau to Vienna, junction at Donaukraftwerk Melk) or the Meridianradweg (St. PöltenKienberg/Gaming, junction near Ruprechtshofen).

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/bus”.

How to find the festival place?

In Zelking you will find signs guiding you to the festival place.


In the school building:

Two classrooms at the festival site will be adopted as sleeping rooms. Bring your own sleeping bag and mat.


Not yet organised. Please, contact Angelika Gärner.
(Camping area probably 1 km far from the festival site, next to a pond. Drinking water available, no sanitary facilities. But you can jump into the small river Melk which is close by. Alternatively, a few tents (for families) can be put up in the school’s garden.)

Guest houses und private lodging:

Please, organise the booking yourself!
Zelking: http://www.zelking-matzleinsdorf.gv.at/wirtschaft.html (first and second entry)
Winden: Private lodging Hermine Kochberger +43 2752 51518


Breakfast for vegetarians and non-vegetarians (included in the festival fee), coffee and snacks at the festival site. Possibility for lunch in the cafeteria “Hiesbergstüberl” for EUR 6,50 with fresh vegetables from the garden. Furthermore a grocery and three restaurants are to be found within a distance of 500 metres.

Festival program:

Friday, May 22
from 5:00 p.m. Arriving, free juggling (outdoor juggling possibility from 12 a.m. if you are arriving earlier)
8:15 p.m. Ascending the mystic mountain “Hiesberg” with torches
Saturday, May 23
9:00–11:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Selforganised workshops
2:00 p.m. Lunch (“Butternockerl” soup, pasta asciutta or pasta vegetaria, and green salad)
3:00 p.m. Selforganised workshops
ca. 6:00 p.m. Barbecue at the fish pond (extra cost for the food)
At night Party (bring your own music instruments)
8:00 p.m. Public fire show (please, bring your own equipment)
Sunday, May 24
9:00–11:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Selforganised workshops
2:00 p.m. Lunch (“Frittaten” (pancake) soup, scalopped turkey hen, risibisi, mixed salad; vegetarian: minestrone, “Strudel” with vegetables, sour cream sauce, and mixed salad)
3:00 p.m. Time for kids, juggling games for children, workshops
5:00 p.m. Cleaning up and good bye!


If preregistered (until April 29, 2009): EUR 20,– , at the door: EUR 25,–
Day tickets: Friday: EUR 7,–, Saturday: EUR 10,–, Sunday: EUR 10,–
Children (age 14 or younger): Please, make a donation.

How to preregister?

  1. Send an email to jongliertreffen [AT] gmx . at with the following bits of information:
    • Name, surname
    • Address, phone number
    • Can you offer a lift, or, do you need one?
    • Preferred accomodation: sleeping room at school/camping/guesthouse (or alike)
  2. Please, transfer EUR 20,– 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: April 29, 2009
(In case of canceling your preregistration earlier than April 29, 2009, an amount EUR 15,– is refunded. After this date no refund will be granted.)

Please, note:

If you want to perform in the public fire show, or, lead a workshop, get in contact with Angelika Gärner.

There are still helpers needed. Please, volunteer for preparing breakfast, selling coffee and cakes, managing the lunch list, or as guard at night.

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 building.

On Saturday the grocery is closing at 12:00 a.m.

The attendance at the festival is at your own risk.


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

Further information:

A few pictures from Zelking and the festival area


pdf: http://www.jonglieren.at/termine/jonglierfest/Zelkinger_Jongliertreffen_english.pdf
doc (MS Word): http://www.zelking-matzleinsdorf.gv.at/aktuell.html

Further links:

(Sorry, in German only)
Homepage of Zelking-Matzleinsdorf
Wikipedia: Zelking-Matzleinsdorf