I loved the Vegan Fitness Week 2011 in Germany and decided immediatly that I'd love to organize next years VFW in Austria- of course, if everybody is ok with this. Felix and Liat already joined and would help me with the organization.
Felix and me checked the hosting possibilities already.
We could offer you:
-Location Wiener Neustadt (50km from Vienna) in the center of Europe, easy to reach by highway or train
-We could rent the club home of a local sports club there
-The exact price can't be told yet, but it will be like this year's
-There will be rooms, where we can sleep(though no beds, we will camp), meet and there's also a kitchen, where we can cook by ourselves
-People who like or if there are to many people attending, can camp on the lawn which belongs to the club home.
-The club home comes with a big soccer field, a 100m sprint track, showers and toilets
-about 15 min. walk from the club home there are two gyms, which can be used for gymnastics (full gymnastics equipment available), volleyball, basketball, soccer, crossfit, breakdancing, kettlebell-training, etc. next to the gyms there's also a sprint track and a soccer field, which we can use for track and field (longjump, shotput,etc.)
-about 2-3km walk (or a few minutes in car) there is a quarry pond for swimming etc
-indoor and outdoor-swimmingpools in Wr. Neustadt (indoor pool with sauna)
-Thermal Pool about 15km from Wr. Neustadt (http://www.linsbergasia.at/de
-Rocks and Mountains for Climbing, Hiking and Mountainbiking are about 15km from Wr. Neustadt (http://www.naturpark-hohewand.at/
-30km from Wr. Neustadt is the most eastern 2000m mountin of the Alps, the so called "Schneeberg" for hiking, climbing, mountainbiking, etc.
And another symbolic aspect of holding the VFW in Wr. Neustadt is the fact that Wr. Neustadt is the city where the court case against 13 austrian animal rights activists is held since march 2010. I think, it's a great sign of resistance to hold the Vegan Fitness Week there to show that activists can't be intimidated by unfair legal actions like this case which criminalizes animal rights activism.
-Neither Felix and me, nor the gym has a weightlifting equipment, so thats the only thing we don't have so far, but I'll try to organize this as well
-There are no beds in the club home, so everybody has to bring their matrasses and sleeping bags or blankets
So let's see, what Francesco comes up with and than we can start a voting about the location....