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Zones & Activities in Bodypaint City

Bodypaint City is all day a varied open air art park with many experience zones of the Festivals main days from 11 - 13 July 2019.

Bodypaint City is zoned in "Goethe park", "Schubert park" "Hunters Park" and "the Balcony".

Here is an extract of what you can find and expect in Bodypaint City.
The program schedules on the various stages can be found in links below.


Open Air Art Park | World Championships

Open Air Art Park | World Championships

The world championships in different areas of Bodypainting as well as further special awards will be held on the main days. Artists from more 50 different nations create their artworks in tents everywhere around Bodypaint City.  Bodypaint City is divided in zone A / B / C aund D.


Installation Art Zones

Installation Art Zones

The installation art is an artistic genre of site-specific, three-dimensional works designed to transform the perception of a space. 


Main Stage

Main Stage

Live Programme 10:30 - 24:00

Thursday 11 July:
RUSSKAJA (Ska Punk/Rock) | ERWIN & EDWIN (Electro-Pop-Rap) | Blowing Doozy (Progressive Funk Brass) | Bergliebe Playground with Croell & Flexible (A)
Deep, Down & Disco with Electronic Youth (UK) Morning Sounds with Matt Emulsion (UK)  uvm. Details Donnerstag

Friday 12 July:
♦ CONCHITA & Band  | Stamping Feet - das Trommelgewitter aus Berlin! (Drum Performance) | KGW3 (Drum, Rap & Blasmusik) | Javier Rodaro (Accoustic Pop) | Gproject Blues Band (Blues) | For the love of Disco with Electronic Youth (UK) | Electric Picnic with Mighty Mottl (A) & Chris Contrast (UK) | Soulful House with Matt Emulsion (UK)

Saturday 13 July:
♦ LEFT BOY | Jimmy and the Goofballs (Raggae with Funk, Hip-Hop & Brass) | C O M B A I (Funk-Electronica-Accoustic) | Liquid DnB with Slim Bubba & Tel Will (UK) | Blowing Doozy Früschoppen


The Electric Balcony Stage

The Electric Balcony Stage

Thursday 11 July:
DJ Contest presented by BERGLIEBE & Landesjugendreferat Kärnten
DJ Line Up hosted by BERGLIEBE Records

Friday 12 July:
DJ Contest presented by BERGLIEBE & Landesjugendreferat Kärnten
DJ Line Up hosted by SNNLS (Drum'nBass)

Saturday 13 July:
DJ Contest presented by BERGLIEBE & Landesjugendreferat Kärnten
DJ Line Up hosted by Force UK & Techno am See


ÖBB RAILaxed Zone

ÖBB RAILaxed Zone

Relax in the ÖBB Zone with Chill House Music and the DJ‘s:
Dominik Lang | Anna Ullrich | JOANiSH | Mike Smile | Danilo | Al.tha | Bettina Striegl


Antenne Kärnten Radio Lounge

Antenne Kärnten Radio Lounge

The "Antenne Kärnten Radio Lounge" is also a novelty at the WBF 2019. Music & lots of fun the radio lounge is offered daily on the main days in Bodypaint City! Silent Disco is on air already in the afternoons here from 3:00 - 8:00 p.


Silent Disco Zone

Silent Disco Zone

What if the curfew is getting closer and our guests do not want to go home? For the first time we bring the original SILENT DISCO as an after show party on the Electric Balcony on Friday and on Saturday from 23:00 - 02:00 am - or a bit longer;)

During the day time, the Silent Disco tunes are on air at the Antenne Kärnten Radio Lounge - Friday and Saturday, Afternoon from 3:00 pm



got2b Styling Zone

got2b Styling Zone

Visit us during your festival stay and get professionally styled by our stylists and become an absolute eye-catcher at the festival. If you prefer to be creative yourself, try our latest got2b products in the self-styling area. You can of course capture your perfect festival look in front of our selfiewall and share it with your friends.

Street Food & Bars

Street Food & Bars

The beautiful food trucks serve delicious specialities and the barmen of the flying bar prepare the best cocktails in town.

VIP Lounge

VIP Lounge

Our chef Gottfried Bachler creates here the food buffet for our guests. Take a seat with the best view on stage, stunning ambience and enjoy the fantastic show.


Kids & Family

Kids & Family

Under the topic #buildit kids and all creative visitors can try out the innovative Bioblos that are building blocks for kids with a special format. Further the smallest visitors can get a professional Facepainting by Francesca Fiorini and play on the kids Playground.


Bodypainting & Beauty EXPO

Bodypainting & Beauty EXPO

The big brands in bodypainting and also make-up are on site and show latest trends as well as their new highlights.


Lifestyle market

Lifestyle market

The Lifestyle market offers fashion, accessories, and handicraft in the festival style.


Photo area

Photo area

Photo pass holders have the opportunity to work with the living artworks in special zones before the finished models are presented on stage.


Gallerys - Museum - special exhibition

Gallerys - Museum - special exhibition

The Italian artist Elena Tagliapietra presents her works in the museum of modern art Carinthia (MMKK) and in the city gallery an exhibition of the famous artist Johannes Stötter (Italien) will be shown, as well as there is free entry to different art partners and galleries in the city of Klagenfurt.

♦ Stadtgalerie        ♦ Alpe-Adria Galerie
♦ Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten MMKK
♦ BV Galerie          ♦ Robert Musil Literatur Haus
♦ Künstlerhaus


Main Entrance & Ticket Counter

Main Entrance & Ticket Counter

Here at the theatre square (Theaterplatz) you enter the World of Bodypainting. Ticket Counter, Info & WBF Paycard are located in the foyer of the Stadttheater.

Art Nouveau Theatre

Art Nouveau Theatre

Talents are shown in the world‘s smallest Art Nouveau Theatre!


Info & Registration Desk

Info & Registration Desk

In the "Europahaus" is our Information Center, registration desk, and media center. It is open for you from 6th of july from 9 am to 18 pm.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

Saturday: 11.00 - 18:30
Sunday: 11.00 - 18:30
Monday: 09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 19:00
Friday: 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 19:00



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thu Main program | 11 July 2019

fri Main program | 12 July 2019

sat Main program | 13 July 2019

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Volunteer Team

The World Bodypainting Festival ® is the biggest and most important body art event in the world. It was founded and developed in 1998 as a small event to give people the opportunity to experience the art of bodypainting. Since then, the festival has grown every year into an international top event, which still maintains the original connected feeling of the bodypainting family and community.

So many wonderful artists from different countries travel once a year to Austria to celebrate art and friendship. To make this passionate event happen, we as a non profit organizer are depending on helping hands that creat this wonderful community. Many friendships are made here and last for a lifetime.

The festival starts on Sunday July 5th with the main days from July 09 - 11th. 


BECOME A PART OF THE world's most colourful event

The festival can only be organized with the support of the town, local government and volunteers like yourself who put their ability, talents and time together for such a dynamic festival to exist. Come and join this wonderful community with your abilities and passion. No matter if you are young or old, with experience or not, the only thing that counts is your motivation to help.

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We have a fantastic mix of teams waiting for you to join in.


  • Workshops (Assisting in workshop and instructor maintenance).
  • Body Circus (Styling Jam Session)
  • Side Events (Shopping Day)


  • Jury Support (Assisting jury members during the jury proses).
  • Artists Support (Assist artists and models throughout the day).
  • Photo Area Support (Assist photographers and models during photo area session).
  • Backstage day/evening (Assist backstage crew)
  • Information/communication (Work in info points throughout Bodypaint City).
  • Check points (Work on check points on specific times throughout Bodypaint City).
  • Exhibitor Management (Assist with the correct allocation of the exhibitor boot).
  • Video (Assisting, cutting, recoreding)

Throughout the year

  1. Creative volunteers (Brainstorming on various projects, graphics, video, writing, translations)
  2. Program coordinators (on various smaller projects)
  3. WBF Ambassadeurs


Join us

Registrations until 1st May possible.

We are excited by your submission and are very happy to have you in our team. 
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"Visual Duet" - WBF Fine Art Exhibtion

Fine Art Exhibition “Visual Duet” by Emma Hack (Australia) & Bella Volen (Austria/Bulgaria)

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Venue: Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Theatergasse 4, 9020 Klagenfurt,
Vernissage: 27 Jul. 8:00 pm, free entrance
24 Jul. – 10 Sept. 2017



★ ★ Visual beauty, rich dimension and feminine power unite the works of the two international artists Emma Hack (Australia) & Bella Volen (Bulgaria/Austria).
They invite the observer to join a dreamy journey of colors, patterns, nature, sometimes figurative, another time geometric paintings.
Two different, sensual points of bold and elegant world view.

About Bella Volen (Austria/Bulgaria)

Bella Volen Portrait

Bella Volen is Vienna, Austria-based professional Bulgarian fine artist, who works world wide as an artist and art instructor.
Bella works with different medias as cooks use different flavors. Her focus is mainly in canvas painting and human transformations through body painting, photography and video, but she does also murals, performance, installations, stage design, stage costumes and book illustrations.
She has a master degree in painting and has been awarded with 18 prizes at competitions all around the world, lecturer at the World Bodypainting Academy, judge and curator of projects.

Coming from an established arts family in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, Bella was raised as third and sixth generation artist among painters, sculptors, dancers and poets.
Her natural talent was supported with thirteen years of formal study in some of the most prestigious art institutes including the fine arts secondary school and the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. In 2003 Bella moved to Vienna, where she has studied painting.

She is currently writing a book about the ritual body art history, which took many years of research.

Since 1998 her paintings have been exhibited in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, England, China, South Korea, Thailand, USA, Hungary, Venezuela. As a commission artist she has created projects in the already mentioned countries, but also in Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, Africa, Spain, Wales, India, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
„A big part of my paintings have been inspired by quantum physics and the phenomenon of time.
The total work of art is my biggest passion, where all our senses are activated, different tools, visual and sound qualities blend into one. My work is a mixture of places and cultures, a search for the true path, a tea ceremony of the future, tectonic dynamic - a rhythm in form. Flowing musical movement, delicate tactility and melting borders. I am a moment hunter, searching between the time and the unspoken words. Running after brave dreams, believing in wonders, enjoying the present moment with feet deep in old traditions and eyes stared at the future. Music has been always my biggest inspiration.

If asked
the nature of chanoyu (tea ceremony)
say it's the sound
of windblown pines
in a painting.
~Sen Sotan, (1578-1658)

This quote symbolizes my visual search. And this is what I am trying to create, paintings, which are alive. I am always working on the „windblown trees“ in my work. „
In 2009 after a trip to Shanghai, Bella came up with an idea and this idea became a new art form and direction called: Paintloon- there where balloon sculpting meets paint.

Art is a mirror – let’s change the reflection!

1/2010 Diploma, master degree in painting
2003-2010 Study of painting at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (Prof. Wolfgang Herzig, Prof. Johanna Kandl, Prof. Heribert Just)
2002-2003 Study of graphic arts and printmaking techniques at the National Academy of Fine Arts , Sofia, Bulgaria
2001-2002 Art course in drawing after the old masters (Prof. Katja Kostova and Prof. Peter Chuklev)
April 2000 Art exchange, City of Bath College, England
1996-2001 Ilia Petrov National High School of Fine Arts (special subject: painting), Sofia, Bulgaria
1995-1996 Fine arts courses for drawing, painting and composition (Prof. Ganovski and Reggio


About Emma Hack (Australia)

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EMMA HACK is an Adelaide-based, Australian artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation and photography. Exhibiting extensively throughout Australia since 1999, Emma’s astounding artworks have since captured the attention of collectors and art lovers worldwide.

Emma has received great acclaim for her refined body paint camouflage technique; through a combination of painting on canvas, body painting and studio-based photography, her work evokes a rich array of visual narrative and magical realism.

Best known for her Wallpaper series (2005-2010) - in which she painstakingly camouflaged the human form by hand painting her models into the remarkable designs of the late Florence Broadhurst. 2013 saw the release of ‘Florence’s Archive’, a collection created by Broadhurst of never-seen designs since her passing in the late 70’s. Emma was able to choose colour-ways and oversee production of these exclusive wallpapers. The result is a collection of beautifully float-mounted, low edition, highly collectable works.

Emma’s diverse artwork collections draw inspiration from the unique Australian flora and fauna, as well as Oriental influences. Her highly sought after ‘Native Mandala, ‘Birds of a Feather’, ‘Utopia’ and ‘Birds of Prey’ collections feature native animals and live birds resting on the models arm or hands, connecting her muse to the environment and enhancing the illusion of her body art. Emma’s travels abroad inspire her collections, drawing from the symbolism of other cultures and the decorative arts, Emma interprets treasures around the world in her form of illusion, ‘Blue & White’ and ‘Treasured Tiles’ explore these motifs.

Emma’s collaboration with Grammy award winning musician Gotye resulted in the iconic, award winning music video for Somebody That I Used to Know, which has been viewed by over 550 million people worldwide, raising her profile in the US, UK and Europe. Emma has since worked on major artistic commissions for Motor Accident Commission, South Australia, where she built a sculpture of 17 bodies, painted as a crashed car, again drawing worldwide attention to her craft. Emma’s commission for WA Ballet utilised the form of 21 Ballet dancers to create their 2014 program imagery. Emma’s commission and curated space for celebrity chef, Nic Watt has everybody gazing at a larger than life Madame Hanoi at Adelaide’s most talked about restaurant mural.

Emma launched her philanthropic ‘Emma Hack Art Prize’ in 2014, a yearly competition as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. It features South Australia’s most talented artists, vying for the $5000 prize. It is currently the only prize established for South Australian artists.

Emma Hack has held successful solo shows throughout Australia and abroad at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, NYC and London, Bluerider Art in Taipei as well as hugely successful art fairs in Singapore, Brussels, Aspen, The Hamptons, Hong Kong and Milan. Emma opened her flagship Studio and Gallery, Emma Hack Gallery opened her flagship gallery in North Adelaide in her hometown of Adelaide from 2014 - 2016. Her work is held in numerous private and corporate collections globally.

WBF 2018 - Celebrating Visual Culture & Music


12 - 14 July, 2018
Klagenfurt at the lake Wörthersee, Austria
Pre Program 8-11 July 2018

After the succesful launch last year, the 21st edition of the World Bodypainting Festival presented by KRYOLAN will take place in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The capital of Carinthia  will turn again into a multicultural, multimedia Open Air Artspace where the art Bodypainting can be admired in all its variants for a full week. 

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  • Zones and Stages with different styles of music from international bands & DJs. 
  • Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Electronica
  • RAILexd Area, street artists, installation art
  • World Championship in Bodypainting, Airbrush, Special effects & Installation Art presented by Kryolan
  • more awards for Make-up artists & Amateurs presented by Make Up For Ever, Snazaroo, Mac Pro, Mehron & Kodi Professional  and for Photographers
  • Lifestyle markets with fashion, crafts, tattoo, piercing & accessoires
  • Kids program, Yoga, Slacklining, Didgeridoo, DIY stations to try colours on yourself, acrobatic and children theater
  • demonstration program, exhibitions, lectures
  • Fashion Shows and many presentations
  • Aftershow Paintparty
Special Early bird Tickets, e.g. 3 Days Festival Pass from € 49; children up to 12 years old for free

WBF Side Events from 8th of July

  • WB Academy with more than 50 different Workshops, Demos and Demonstrations
  • Open Air Theatre in the inner court of the Stadthauses (entrance festival grounds) "Birdcage - upgraded colorful" a special performance of the summer theatre group Klagenfurt
  • Body Circus, the surreal ballroom at the castle Maria Loretto
  • WBF Shopping Day at the centre of Klagenfurt with the focus on "500 years Klagenfurt"
  • Art exhibitions in different locations
  • Daily evening activities during the week

Since 1998 the most colourful event in the world takes place in Carinthia, the wonderful south of Austria. The festival has a very long tradition and founded the modern bodypainting art movement.

The 21st edition of the World Bodypainting Festival, the World Championships of the best bodypainting artists, will lead artists from up to 50 nations to Klagenfurt, who will do everything possible to amaze visitors and make them laugh. High quality Art creates a special experience for all visitors of the Open Air art park "Bodypaint City" combined with music and shows. 

The venue is situated in the inner city of the state capital Klagenfurt and framed picturesquely by the historical buildings of the theatre, the art house and the city gallery. In addition, this charming place offers a wide range of bars, cafés and restaurants, ideal possibilities for the WB Academy program and the side events. 

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Photo by Gert Steinthaler

WBF program scheme

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su we Week program | 8 - 11 July 2018
bodycircus Body Circus | 10 July 2018

thu Main program | 12 July 2018
fri Main program | 13 July 2018
sat Main program | 14 July 2018


 „Bodypaint-City“, the main days: 12 - 14 July,  2018

On the main days of the Festival (for the first time: Thursday, 12 July - Saturday, 14 July) the "Bodypaint City" turns into a unique and vivid Open Air art park. Daily from 11:00am until late at night the visitors can look over the artists shoulders and enjoy art, music and show highlights. 

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Photo Daniel Janesch


World Bodypainting Awards, the world championships

The core of the festival is the World Bodypainting Championships where the Crème de la Crème of artists from more than 50 different countries create stunning artworks in 6 World Champion categories, as well as Special and Amateur Awards.

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Photos Ch. Kaltseis / G. Floeck

Installation Art Award
This spectacular Award offers a game with bodies, colour and surrounding. The elite of Bodypainters show their installations on different spots in Bodypaint City and tell the visitors their special stories. At any time there is something fascinating at Bodypaint City to look at, to stun and to think of.
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Photos Bella Volen, Artists Agnieska Glinska

WBF - The fusion of Bodies & Beats

The World Bodypainting Festival defines itself as a full-time Open Air art park with attractions for the young and the old, therefore also the musical entertainment is an essential part. Different stages and action areas with national, as well as international bands, street musicians and DJs are part of "Bodypaint.City". 

Around the presentations of the finalized living Bodypainting canvases, a high quality music program takes place.

Music highlights in the past were, for example, Shaggy, Inner Circle, Gentleman, Madcon, Wanda, Russkaja, Glasperlenspiel, Mono & Nikitaman, The BossHoss, Stereo MCs,  Lost Frequencies to mention a few. This years program can be found under the menu "Program"
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Traditionally the last highlight on the Final day is the legendary colourful AFTERSHOW Party

Details and Line up in the program overview - Program will regularly be updated!

WBF Fashion

Within an event, where the body is the artwork, a connection to the topics of styling and fashion is clearly given. Runway Shows, Styling Corner and Beauty Make-up workshops and demonstrations take place during the main days. 

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Shows Lora Tulchinski / Latex Fashion by Odd Territory

Bodypainting & Beauty Tradeshow, Lifestyle market, Food Trucks and many more stunning things

What would a festival be without the opportunity to grub and look. The body is the most important part of the Festival, but there will be the Bodypainting & Beauty tradeshow in 2018 as well. The best producers and sellers of Bodypainting colour and equipment and other professional exhibitors from inland and abroad are on site with their stalls and all Bodypainters (and who want to become one) can test, compare and buy products, for sure under professional guidance of the tradeshow exhibitors. Beside Bodypainting products, the market offers cosmetics, make-up and hair products. 
This Lifestyle market presents many handcrafted, creative and decorative things as well as fashion, jewellery, piercing, tattoo, wild style and accessoires.
The different culinary stalls und lovely designed foodtrucks offer something for any taste. Besides regional specialitites you can also try international streetfood trends. 

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World Bodypainting Photo days

including the international photo contest “World Bodypainting PHOTO Award”

Bodypainting is an ephemeral art and before it is simply washed away, it has to be captured. It has an intimate connection to photography and has influenced the development, within this discipline, of a whole new genre. Therefore, the WBF main days in 2018 offer photographers an amazing location, professional models, performers, a huge variety of backdrops and some of the best artists in the world, that support the photographers, so they can capture that 'perfect' Bodypainting image.

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Photo Carsten Rentz, Winner Photo Award

Details on photo activities & Tickets


The Pre-program from July 8 -11, 2018

WB Academy Workshops

The Festival week starts on Sunday, the 8th of July with the "WB Academy", which is the high professional education and training program for Bodypainters, Make-up artists, photographers and models (and for all those, who wish to become one). The best teachers in their fields share their knowledge and secrets in many different workshops and seminars. 
Many classes for beginners, as well as advanced and professionals take place in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. With the great support of our sponsors as among others Kryolan, Senjo Color, Cameleon, Diamond FX, Mac Pro and Davinci it is possible to keep the Academy affordable for everybody. 
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Meeting places and party locations

The lake Wörthersee is a hotspot for Party people and stars in Austria and is well known for its great events and parties. Every evening during the WBF festival week, even before the main days, there are different Side events. 

New Side Events 2018:

Monday, July 9th 2018: Open Air Theatre in the inner court of the Stadthauses (entrance festival grounds) "Birdcage - upgraded colorful" a special performance of the summer theatre group Klagenfurt

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Body Circus

The party highlight during the festival week is indeed the traditional Body Circus on Tuesday- the  surreal ball which in 2018 takes place at the castle Loretto again. Visitors  in fantastic costumes, decorated with bodypainting, extreme make up or masks show up in a mystic surrounding. Shrill music acts, Djs, visuals and fantastic artists fascinate the visitors until the early morning. Again we have a magic castle to celebrate the ball of the bodypainters.

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East bay Klagenfurt, castle Loretto


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"Every year my crew and I make efforts to create a very special festival for you. Our "Boutique Festival" takes place for the 21st time. With lots of passion from our crew, the participants and the other visitors we can promise you a wonderful and inspiring time in Bodypaint City!"

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Alex Barendregt // World Bodypainting Festival

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Organisator Alex Barendregt & Tourismusverbandsleiter Host City Klagenfurt Helmuth Micheler, Photo D. Hartung

Welcome WBF2018

The Venue & Arrival information

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, the capital of Carinthia is located in the 3 cultural Region of Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Nestled amidst mountains and hillsides, in the bay of the lake Wörthersee, blessed with an almost Mediterranean climate and a cheerful southern character, it enjoys an almost legendary reputation: for its great events and nightlife, but also for pristine landscapes, peace and relaxation.

Get all details about Klagenfurt am Wörthersee at

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Photo Kärnten Werbung, Franz Gerdl


Bodypaint City is located in the central parks of Klagenfurt, which includes the "Goethepark", "Schubertpark", and the "Achtjägerpark"

Address Information Desk (next to the main Gate)
Reithschulgasse 4
9020 Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA

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Bodypaint City

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Inner Cityparks Klagenfurt: Goethepark / Schubertpark / Achtjägerpark / Schillerpark

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Theatre, Entrance to the "Bodypaint City" Park

Parking & Bus Shuttle

Parkplatz Tiefgaragen Bus

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WBF Special Discounts for Underground-Parking & Garages
(with discount voucher, which is available at the cash counter in the garage OR at the Festival Ticketcounter, main entrance)

  • Heiligengeistgarage / Lindwurmgarage € 2,20 per 45 min.
    Privatklinik Maria Hilf € 2 per hour
    Day ticket € 13,50 / 3-Tage € 39,50
  • Theatergarage: € 1,90 per hour
  • Messeparkplatz (850m) per day € 5
    The festival grounds can be easily reached with the free shuttle service of the STW, which runs every 20 minutes.


Free parking in the city is also available outside of the city ring in many areas, still very short distanses. please note the parking signs

For details about the cities parking zones, please visit the Webseite of the city Klagenfurt

City buses

Its very easy to move around with the STW City Buses, our official bus network partner. The central bus terminal at "Heiligengeistplatz" is just 300m from the park of Bodypaint City. And it's also very easy to get from the Innercity to the Lakeside. Line 10 & 60 go direct to the beach and camping, Line 60, 62,81, are 5 Minutes walk away.

Click for the full City Bus Network

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Arrival by train (ÖBB):

You arrive with the Intercity Train in Klagenfurt Main station. The venue is just a few minutes away.

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S-Bahn Nightline trains:

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ÖBB Sparschiene

With the "ÖBB SparSchiene" you have the possibility to get Super cheap tickets. You only need to be a bit flexible as well as book well in advance.


If you plan to travel all around Europe and the WBF is only one Stop on your trip the Interrail Global Pass can be a good opportunity for you.

Arrival by plane:

As carinthia is in the middle of Europe it is perfectly reachable through many Airports.

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Airport Busshuttle from Ljubljana

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Arrival by Intercity busses / FlixBus:

FlixBus is a european intercity bus service provider connecting many cities.  Like airlines, FlixBus ticket prices are based on availability, meaning that the earlier You book, the cheaper Your FlixBus ticket will be starting from € 9

See you in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Carinthia / AUSTRIA.

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Hotel & Camping Information


Klagenfurt at the lake Woerthersee is offering many accomodation types in all categories. The campsite is direct at the lake, a few car minutes from the city center away, or even easier by city busses.
Within a few minutes you can also get to surrounding tourist centers such as Krumpendorf or Pörtschach. They are connected with the suburban train (S-Bahn Kärnten) every 30 minutes. Bodypaint City is in the center park, next to the beautiful theatre. The central bus terminal for all lines and also inter city lines is only 300m away, the main train station Klagenfurt is about 1.500m away. You can easy get from the main station to the Heiligengeist Platz, which is the central bus terminal or closer with the bus stop"Kuenstlerhaus".
For arrival information please go to the ARRIVAL Information page.

General City Information

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The tourist office in Klagenfurt is very helpful to assist you in any requests and information about the city.
Neuer Platz 5
9020 Klagenfurt
Telephone +43 463 287 463

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Group arragements - easy and fast

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For a group of 10 or more people we are happy to organize a complete discounted package according to your individual wishes for a perfect and creative week at the World Bodypainting Festival from 7th – 14th July 2019. (arrival and departure adaptable.)
We offer:

  • Accommodation depending on your desired category
  • All tickets for the WBF main days and side events
  • Individual WB Academy program
  • Transfers on site
  • Excursions and guided tours in and around Klagenfurt and the lake Wörthersee

Requests & bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Accomodation and Bookings

Our booking partner and travel specialist "Springer Reisen" offers you accomodation services for each category. Hotels, Guesthouses, B&B - as well as transfer services from the airport, group arrangements and packages. Best you send them a request of your needs direct to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Christina Reinsperger / Sales & Reservation
Leutschacher Straße 17, A-9020 Klagenfurt

Tel.:+43 463 3870 415
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Seepark Hotel

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Partner Camping

Campingplatz Wörthersee  

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WBF Special Offer for 2017:
Camping Wörthersee
Flat fee per person incl. campsite standards, electricity and all taxes
per day € 18
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Webseite Camping Wörthersee:

Metnitzstrand 5
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Transfer with Bus Lines 10 & 60 direct to the festival grounds "Bodypaint City"

Transfer Information for the suburban train:
Station: Klagenfurt West
2 Stops from the city center
Details timing etc. Austrian Railway Services:


VIP Lounge


Enjoy the exceptional festival experience with culinary delicacies from the wonderful regions of Carinthia.

The VIP Lounge in Bodypaint City is the exclusive area where you can feel like you are at home. Exquisite culinary delights are combined with a unique atmosphere and the best view of the festival main stage.


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by Filippo ioco

The Gault Millau Restaurant Bachler invites you to a fantastic gourmet journey of pure pleasure. Creative and tastefully refined, the award-winning chef works with fresh regional products of the highest quality from the Austrian culinary regions. 

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Enjoy the best views of live concerts and performances by artists. Take a seat next to known stars and the world's best bodypainting artists in a relaxed and unique atmosphere. Delve into the mysterious colorful world of the World Bodypainting Festival Backstage Tour.

The All Inclusive PINK Package standard offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience the festival in all its facets, advance tickets for only € 169 for the day pass or a 3 day pass at € 339. Whether with family, friends or business partners, you cannot miss this unforgettable, exclusive festival experience, in a class of its own with an awarded quality cuisine. All meals and drinks are included during the opening times of 15.00 - 24.00 clock.

New: Also included in the package are all the benefits of the WBF photo ticket.

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Ticket Details

VIP 1 Day: € 169 Early Bird

  • 1 day ticket (9 | 10 | 11 July 2020) to Bodypaint City incl. all concerts from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
  • Access to all special photo zones incl. all the photo ticket benefits
  • Access to the Lounge from 3.00 pm - Midnight
  • Best view on the main stage
  • Any food and drinks included within the VIP Lounge
  • Gault Millau Catering from 06.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Backstage tours are available on various acts

Early bird ends on 1st July, limited tickets.


VIP Gold (3 Days): € 339 Early Bird

  • 3 main days (9 - 11 July 2020) in Bodypaint City incl. all concerts
  • Daily from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
  • Side Event Body Circus
  • Access to all special photo zones incl. all the photo ticket benefits
  • Access to the Lounge from 3.00 pm - Midnight
  • Best view on the main stage
  • Any food and drinks included within the VIP Lounge
  • Gault Millau Catering from 06.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Backstage tours are available on various acts

Early bird ends on 1st July, limited tickets.



We are happy to offer you an all inclusive package with overnight stays in one of the many top hotels in Klagenfurt. For companies we offer special arrangements, for some or all days. At your request, we can put together a package. A creative seminar or workshops could offer another highlight to your week

The menu from our chef:

Thursday Mediterran

Cold Starters:

  • Mozzarella with tomatoes, basil pesto
  • Ham with honeydew melon
  • Goat cheese on Kalamata olives
  • Pickled grilled vegetables like eggplant, paprika, zucchini

Hot meals:

  • Vegetable Lasagna
  • Spaghetti alla bolognese (meat sauce)
  • Calamari & Vongole in tomato sauce
  • Involtini di Vitello (veal rolls) filled with Prositto & Sage


  • Mediterranean salad with vegetables, chickpeas and olives
  • Tomato sala
  • Salad of vegetables and Sicilian orange fillets


  • Tiramisu
  • Panna cotta
  • Profiteroles in chocolate



Cold starters:

  • Spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce
  • Falafel with yoghurt
  • Hummus with spicy vegetable salad

Hot meals:

  • Shrimps with vegetables in yellow coconut curry
  • Lemon chicken breast with date rice
  • Lamb ragout with olives and figs


  • Glass noodle salad with strawberries and young onion
  • Cole slaw (cabbage with carrots)
  • Pak Choi with vegetable strips and Asian marinade


  • Spicy salad of exotic fruits
  • Baked bananas with coconut
  • Pineapple on skewer, caramel


Cold Starters:

  • Ham rolls filled with vegetables
  • Terrine of sheep cheese

Hot meals:

  • Carinthian Kasnudeln (cheese noodles)
  • Braised veal cap of rump, spaetzle
  • Mushroom goulash with dumplings


  • Potato salad
  • Cucumbers
  • French beans


  • Sacher cubes
  • Strudel variations
  • Jam pancakes


Terms & Data Regulation

General Terms and Conditions (AGB)

1) General

All deliveries and accomplishments are based upon these general terms and conditions. Please view the product description for all details regarding our offerings. All offerings are not binding and are subject to changes. In addition, special terms (please view attachment A) are valid for all rentings offered in the shop. The terms of business are valid for all orders made online, vie telephone or in person. Any translation of the English version of this Agreement is provided for convenience only and only the German version shall be legally binding.

2) Terms of use and copyright

The information on this website is carefully controlled and updated regularly. Despite all carefulness, changes in data can occur. There is no liability or guarantee for the actuality, correctness and completeness of the given information. All information is subject to changes and correction. The access and use of the website incl. all information is subject to the user’s own liability. The same is valid for all other websites that are mentioned. Furthermore, we do not have any influence on the set-up and the content of any linked websites. We are no liable for any set-up and content of the referred websites. Any connections to these websites happen at the user’s own risk. WBProduction GmbH has the right to change and update the given information at any time. The content and structure of the World Bodypainting Festival website, the World Bodypainting Association and WB-Production GmbH are protected by copyright. The use of the website’s content, especially for commercial purposes, is prohibited.

3.1) Ticket order and booking of services

Tickets for the World Bodypainting Festival, the side events and workshops can be purchased via the booking platform and via the online shop of WB-Production GmbH under the domain Any orders – incl. orders made via telephone or online – are binding and can not be changed or cancelled.
The fee is payable immediately due to limited workshop places, photo tickets and VIP packages. Cancellations of workshops, photo tickets and vip tickets have a 20% cancellation fee until 3 month before the event, 50% cancellation fee until 1 month before the event. Any cancellations 4 weeks or less prior to the event are not refundable. General visitor tickets are payable immedietely and are 100% not refundable.

3.2) Cancelling, Changes, Repayments

Retraction of the tickets (change or buyback) is not possible, except the show is cancelled by the organizer. In case of cancellation tickets can be refunded, the refunding period ends two months after the scheduled show date. Tickets have to be returned on the same way as they were bought. (In case of purchase by other distribution channels these channels will announce relevant facts.) Changes in cast, program or date are subject to change to the organzier (venue), therefore refund is not possible. In case of abscence of one or more bands at a show due to force majeure price reduction is impossible, as well as for a partly usability of the venue due to force majeure.
In case of cancellation that is not caused by the organizer or caused by an artist expenses like hotel, call-out fee, shiping expenses, administrative charges etc. are not reimbursed, as well as for delays and changes in cast and program.

At television broadcasts the owner of the ticket declares its approval to the broacasting company to utilize videomaterial taken on the festival that may show him/her. The recordings can be utilized without compensation with any currently technical method as well as with future techniques, without any temporal or spatial restriction. Due to the volume the risk of hearing damages and damages to health is given at a concert; the organizer does not assume liability for those damages or any other bodity harms or material damages.

4) Contract conclusion

On receipt of the order confirmation at WB-Production GmbH, a legal contract between the consumer and WB-Production GmbH is established.

5) Withdrawal from the contract

The withdrawal or changing of the tickets is not possible. No refund is made for lost, unused or only partially used tickets. Any withdrawal from this contract is excluded by law § 3 KSchG Konsumentenschutzgesetz Austria.

6 ) Payment / price

According to availability, the payment of the tickets and services (workshops) is made via the chosen system. The cleared amount includes the process fee, the shipping costs and the legal fee for Austria. The ticket is valed only on full payment of the amount invoiced.

7) Ticket delivery

The tickets are either electronic tickets or will be sent out via email with a pixelcode that can be used only once. Please change your e-ticket for an on-site ticket at the pre-sale counter at the entrance to the festival. Photo, VIP and any other special tickets will be prepared in advance and can be picked up on-site (guest list or VIP counter, side events entrance, …).  Please note that the tickets are only handed out onpresentation of a valid ID.  Access to the workshops is only given on payment of the full workshop fee. Time and place of the workshops can be found in theworkshop brochure or in the last newsletter prior to the event.

Product delivery

Please view our delivery expenses overview for details regarding delivery and shipment.

8) Right of rescission

Merchandise purchase, return and right of revocation (excluding tickets) Any purchase of merchandise via the online shop,especially books, photo data and sound carrier, is an obligatory purchase. The ordered article will be sent out to the address given after payment. The postal charges depend on the size and weight of the article. The right to return the article is under the legal assignment. If an article is returned, it has to be in the original packaging without any sings of usage. The reshipment occurs at the purchaser’s own expense, otherwise there will be not accepted by the receiving party. A refund can be only made on presentation of the original receipt. In case of resignation of the contract, a fee of EUR 10,- inside Austria and EUR 15,- outside Austria will be invoiced. The purchaser has the right to withdraw from the contract within 2 weeks from the date the purchase was made in a written form (i.e. via email, fax, …) without any reason or via reshipment of the article. The deadline starts after this information has been received. The revocation has to be carried out onto the following


WB Production GmbH
Villacher Straße 120
9710 Feistritz/ Drau
office @

Consequences of rescission

In case of revocation, both parties are forced to regrant the accomplishments received. Compensation for the lost value has to be safeguarded.

Cancellation of ticket orders

The right of revocation is not valid for any ticket orders.

8) Change of the event date

In case of any change in the event date, WBProduction GmbH preserves the right to contact the consumers that have purchased any services and have stated their contact details via email, telephone, post or via text message. Any changes of the program, date or performances do not allow any return of the tickets or any refund of the money paid.

9) Liability

In case of any invalid allegations when ordering the ticket online, the consumer is liable for any losses occurred. Clients who deliberately use the wrong information and support misusage will be excluded from the website and the event itself. WB-Production GmbH is liable in case of negligence only. In case of any misusage of the tickets (use of copies, changes of the tickets issued, …), WB-Production GmbH preserves the right to exclude the person from the event and to carry out legal steps against him/her.

10) Data privacy

The personal data given during the order process will be used by WB-Production GmbH for the conclusion of the contract only in the frame of the legal terms. The client agrees that the data given can be used for marketing purposes of future events of WB-Production GmbH. The client will be notified that this acceptance can be revoked at any time. Further Information see please below under the chapter General Data Protection Regulation.

11) Image recording at the events of WBProduction GmbH

The visitor agrees that pictures are made during the event. The pictures can be used after the event (photos, videos, TV, …). The visitor agrees that the pictures taken during the event can be used for any marketing purposes or commercial usage without any limitations of time and place as well as without any compensation.

12) Final clause

1. In case of invalidity of certain parts of these terms, the validity of the rest is still given.
2. In regards of the sound intensity, WBProductionGmbH is not liable for any health damage caused.
3. The use of the Austrian law only excluding the conflict rule is stated mutually.

Place of jurisdiction for company clients is in Klagenfurt and for consumers at the court in charge.

Responsible for the content of the website:
WB-Production GmbH, A-9710 Feistritz/Drau, Villacher Straße 120
Tel.: +43-4245-21637, E-Mail: office @ Web:



General Data Protection Regulation


1. Explanation
We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the WB Production Gmbh. The use of the Internet pages of the WB Production Gmbh is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the WB Production Gmbh. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, the WB Production Gmbh has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

2. Collection of general data and information
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.
Participants at events or other our provided services (such as workshops, competitions)  require detailed information that is sent by electronic and post mail. 

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.

The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. A Data Protection Officer particularly designated in this data protection declaration, as well as the entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.

3. Cookies

The Internet pages of the WB Production Gmbh use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID. Through the use of cookies, the WB Production Gmbh can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

4. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements. Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time.
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the WB Production Gmbh, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.

5. Name and Address of the controller
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
WB Production GmbH Villacher Strasse 120, 9710 Feistritz an der Drau,  AUSTRIA, Tel: +43 (0)4245-21637


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