Juggling Festival Klagenfurt
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    13th Austrian Juggling Festival in Klagenfurt
      May 30st - Jun. 2nd, 2002
Capital of Carinthia, Austria's most southern province, close to the Italian border. The festival 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?
    By airplane/train:
      Vienna and Salzburg are international flight destinations. From both towns there are trains going frequently to 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. There is also an airport in Klagenfurt, but with low traffic and expensive transfer tickets.

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 every 20 minutes on friday (during daytime) (8:10 a.m. to 6:50 p.m.: 10, 30 und 50 min. past the full hour, 6:50 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.: like thursday.)
        By car:
      If you are coming from south, please, check your own road map (you find Viktring in the south of Klagenfurt) and the map below.
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.
    Festival program:
      Thursday: Welcome evening. Friday: Workshops, open stage, followed by a fire show. Saturday: Parade and games in the morning, workshops in the afternoon. Evening: Public show. Sunday: Jollyball tournament.
      EUR 26,-
(including all festival events, bus transfer to the parade, camping, and one meal).
    More information:
      Verein ATIK - Gabi und Ede Wallisch
Postfach 360
A-9021 Klagenfurt
Phone: +43 4212 71926 or +43 699 11652222
Email: verein.atik@i-one.at
    Tourist information:
      Phone: +43 463 537 223, or +43 463 537 293
Fax: to +43 463 537 295
Email: tourismus@klagenfurt.at
Web: http://www.info.klagenfurt.at/e_full_index.htm

    Some further links:
      Festival place:
Photographs are to be found on the homepage of the BRG Klagenfurt-Viktring, including an aerial view, furthermore at the Klagenfurt information pages. 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)