The Event: Schloss Schönburn in ideas & dreams

Schloss Schönburn is celebrating its 3rd birthday already! In 2017 the idea of this new Austrian burn was born, and it got the name Schloss Schönburn. Since then we are coming back every year to let this idea grow and evolve, and celebrate our collective creative energy.

Every year we are transforming Ferienschloss Wetzlas, a unique castle surrounded by the beautiful Austrian countryside, into a magical playground and burner’s paradise. Not only a big ballroom, open fireplace, old stables, and a dungeon are awaiting you, but also a huge park area around the castle with multiple fireplaces, giant swings, and much more will be on fire with YOUR creative energy! Schloss Schönburn is different each year. There might be music, there might be fire, there might be workshops, performances, art projects, food, drinks, … BUT all of this will only happen if YOU are bringing it! The most important infrastructure will be organised for you, but for the rest we are relying on YOU, to make the dream(s) of Schloss Schönburn a reality.

Schloss Schönburn is a fully participatory event, which means that you are NOT a visitor, coming to consume and be entertained. Instead, you are expected to be an active part of this experience by contributing and co-creating to the best of your abilities, may it be big or small. There are plenty of ways to contribute! You might bring an art project, do a performance, offer a workshop, share food, drinks or other gifts with others, or volunteer to be one of the many people who keep the castle running! This could be by checking others in at the gate, explaining to them all there is to know about the event, offer your medical skills, join the rangers to keep castle law and order, keep the castle free of M.O.O.P., or simply jump in wherever help is needed. Find out more about all the ways of participation HERE. For more information on how to submit an art project, check out the Dreams platform.

Schloss Schönburn gives you the freedom to express yourself freely and interact with others on a base of respect and openness, and allows you to unfold your full creative potential. Our community and this event is based on the 10 (+1) principles of Burning Man, which serve as guidelines for our intentions and interactions with each other. These principles are important to us - so please make them important to you as well. As a community, we want to thrive and expand! You are highly encouraged to start connecting and co-creating right away, well before the event, by joining our online communication tools and platforms, or by coming to one of our regular face-to-face meetings in Vienna.

Before you will be able to purchase a membership, which is your golden entry ticket to Schloss Schönburn 2019, you will be required to fill out a questionnaire, which we have designed to educate you again about the most important aspects of Schloss Schönburn, and make sure that you know what you dive into. The membership application process will start roughly by the end of April.

Are you ready for this ride? For any other burning questions check out the other pages of this Wiki or get into contact with us!

We are thrilled to have you on board )°(
Your Schloss Schönburn core-orga team <3

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