Juggling Fest Pöchlarn

Last year’s Zelking Juggling Meeting is moving a few kilometers:

Jonglierili – Juggling Fest Pöchlarn 2010


July 9–11, 2010
Starting: Friday at 12 a.m.
Closing: Sunday at 5 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 pretty large gym and a small gym, adopted as sleeping hall. Furthermore a meadow within the school area (camping, juggling etc.) and a park (“Stadtpark”) directly close-by.

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 3 minute walk to the school buidling.
Train timetable: http://www.oebb.at/pv/en/Servicebox/Train_schedule/

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 90-Pöchlarn and turn right toward Mankerstraße. At the roundabout, take the second exit (onto Mankerstraße heading to Pöchlarn/Pöchlarn Mitte), turn right at Bahnstraße. 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 place, 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:

The school’s small gym will be adopted as sleeping room. Bring your own sleeping bag and mat.


You may put your tent on a meadow within the school area.
Please, note: The schoolbuilding is closed at night between 1:00 and 7:00 a.m. 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 and everybody can leave at any time the building (escape doors!).)

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. 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, July 9
from 5:00 p.m. Arriving, free juggling, workshops
Saturday, July 10
9:00–11:00 a.m. Breakfast
4:00 p.m. Juggling parade in Pöchlarn
8:00 p.m. Renegade show in the gym or in the park (depending on the weather)
Sunday, July 11
9:00–11:00 a.m. Breakfast
2:00–4:00 p.m. Public workshop for children: Make your own juggling balls, juggling games etc.
(in cooperation with “Niederösterreichisches Ferienspiel”)
5:00 p.m. Cleaning up and good bye!


If preregistered (until June 15, 2010): 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/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: June 15, 2010
(In case of canceling your preregistration earlier than June 15, 2010, an amount EUR 15,– is 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 security guard at night.

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


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

Further information:

A few pictures from the festival area

Further links:

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