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What to do and see at WBF, from 12 to 14 July in Austria

WBF 2018


DATA: July 12-14 2018
PLACE: Klagenfurt am Whörtersee

Twenty-first anniversary for one of the most interesting body painting art festivals in the European scene. The WBF, is ready to welcome visitors in the beautiful capital of Carinthia, in the south of Austria.

From the 1998, the World Bodypainting Festival, entertains visitors with artistic performances, art, body art, shows, shows, fashion and live music. The WBF is much more than just a colorful party.

Here you will find the best artists, coming from more than 40 different countries, ready to show off their art in different forms; and, above all, with all the tools available: brushes, spray guns and the most modern techniques. Visitors can admire their art and become works of art themselves!

At WBF, you can also attend the official world championships of Bodypainting, inside the "Open Air Art Park" area. As said, music is the absolute protagonist of the event. It ranges from techno / dance to raggae, to Latin. The edition will feature international artists: Alle Farben, the undisputed king in the field of clubbing, will make you dance and unleash. Space to Alvaro Soler, protagonist of the contemporary pop / latin scene. And many others.

The festival officially starts the 08 July, but it is only from the 12 to the 14 July, which reaches its peak.



Klagenfurt am Whörtersee can be easily reached by train from the main European cities. Klagenfurt HBF is the Central Railway Station from which the short / medium-haul trains depart. The city of thorns of a small airport, from which charter flights depart for Hamburg, Cologne / Bonn and Vienna. The nearest international airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, in Slovenes. Here are the options:

Ljubljana Airport (Distance: 80 km)
Graz Airport (Distance: 130 km)
Salzburg Airport (Distance: 150 km)
Vienna Airport (Distance: 230 km)
Venice Airport (Distance: 270 km)

From Ljubljana, the Link / Alpe Adria shuttle bus allows you to arrive at your destination. Goethepark, location of the WBF 2018, is located a short distance from the city center, easily reachable by the 5230 bus.


Dense schedule of events and programs, for the WBF 2018. The complete list can be found from this link, on the official website.

As usual, this year there will be a fantastic and selective music program to accompany the three days of the Bodypainting Festival. From the morning until late evening, international artists, emerging bands and DJs will perform. The music and genres are quite varied: raggae, hip hop, dancehall, pop, country, and many others.

The 10 July, unmissable, the Body Circus, a real event in the WBF 2018 event. More info to our special page on the event.


From the 10: 00, to the 01: 00, you can watch all the events and musical performances in the WBF 2018 area.

The ticket valid for an entire day of your choice, from 12 to 14 July 2018, costs 21,00 € on offer. You buy online, on the official website, from this link. Children aged 12 and 16 years pay 9.00 €. The 3 DAY FESTIVAL PASS, allows access to all three days of the Festival, and costs 49.00 € per person.

Tickets are also available in the VIP version: they include food and drinks in the VIP Lounge area, and access to all the photo areas. The VIP DAY TICKET, valid for the single day, costs 189.00 €. The 3 DAY VIP LOUNGE, valid for all 3 days, costs 389.00 € per person.


Hotel Sandwirth, despite the rather high prices, it is the recommended solution. It is located right in the center, just 5 minutes walk from the Festival. Rooms have a classic design and feature air conditioning, a minibar and a flat-screen satellite TV with Sky channels. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Every morning a rich breakfast buffet is served with homemade regional products. In summer, guests can enjoy their breakfast on the rooftop terrace. Prenotes, from here, your room at the best price.

Hotel Aragia it is only 3 kilometers from the Goethepark, about 15 minutes walk from the center of Klagenfurt. It offers modern and comfortable rooms in a family atmosphere.

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