House rule

1. PREAMBLE

These house and site rules (hereinafter “house rules”) are usage regulations and apply to the Kaiser Wiesn (hereinafter “event”) on the entire Kaiserwiese site in 1020 Vienna (hereinafter “event site”), organized by PW Veranstaltungs GmbH (hereinafter “event site”). Organizer”) in the period between September 21st, 2023 and October 8th, 2023.

The house rules are clearly posted at all entrances, although different house rules for individual areas are not excluded. If this is the case, the adapted house rules will be clearly visible in front of these individual areas.

Due to the organizer's contractual or pre-contractual obligations established by entering and participating in/in his event or the legal obligations incumbent upon him, visitors to the event site expressly acknowledge that upon entering the event site or visiting/participating in the event, the personal data disclosed or collected to them or for them or about them, i.e. in addition to their name and other contractual data, especially image and photo data created in the course of video surveillance or event documentation, by the organizer as the person responsible for data processing within the meaning of Article 4 Z 7 EU -General Data Protection Regulation or the image processing of Sections 12ff of the Data Protection Act 2018 and may also be used and published without compensation by the organizer or its partners and sponsors, provided that no legitimate interests of the visitor are affected. In this regard, please refer to the organizer's data protection declaration https://kaiserwiesn.at/de/meta/datenschutz referred to and the visitor expressly acknowledges them.

2. SCOPE AND DURATION OF APPLICABILITY

These house rules apply for the entire duration of the event from September 21st, 2023 to January 8th, 2023 for the entire area used in connection with the event. All areas that are accessible during the event with or without tickets and/or accreditation, including all entrances and exits, as well as all other official areas and facilities (hereinafter “event area”) belong to the event area. The event area will be adequately lit throughout the entire duration of the event. These house and site rules do not apply to emergency services.

3. STAYS

3.1. Only people who enter the event area between the start of admission on the respective event day and the end of the event on the respective event day are allowed to stay in the event area. For parts of the event site it is necessary to carry a ticket and/or accreditation. The accreditation must be presented when entering and within the event site at the request of the organizer, the security and order service or the police and can also enable access outside opening hours. Upon request, proof of identity must be provided using an official document. When you enter or leave the tents from 6.30 p.m., you will receive a stamp or ribbon as accreditation from the organizer at your request. This grants you re-entry into the festival tent and is non-transferable.

3.2. After the end of an event day, all visitors must leave the event site as quickly as possible, but no later than midnight. Except in the alpine pastures, you are allowed to stay until 1:00 a.m.

3.3. Driving and parking with and from vehicles within the event site is only permitted with special authorization from the organizer and on the designated access roads.

4. ENTRY CHECKS

4.1. When entering an access-controlled area of the event site, every visitor and every accredited person is obliged to show their ticket or accreditation to the security and order service, and if requested also to the police, without being asked and to hand it over for inspection upon request. If this is refused, access will be denied.

4.2. The security and order service deployed is entitled to check people - including through the use of technical aids - to see whether they pose a security risk due to alcohol or drug consumption or because they are carrying weapons or dangerous or flammable objects. With the consent of the person being searched, the security and order service is entitled to search clothing and containers carried, in particular for prohibited items according to point 6. This applies not only upon entry, but also during your stay at the event site. Prohibited items according to point 6 of the house rules may be removed from them and either stored for you at a cost or disposed of with your consent. If a criminal offense is suspected or requested by you, these measures can also be carried out by the police.

4.3. If people pose a security risk or refuse to consent to the search, they will be turned away by the security and order service and prevented from entering the event site.

4.4. Entry into the festival tents and the alpine pastures is not permitted for children under 6 years, even when accompanied by an adult, from 6 p.m. (household rules).

In addition, the Vienna Youth Protection Act applies to the entire festival site and is expressly agreed to and adhered to by you as any accompanying/supervisory person:

Children (under 14 years of age) must leave public events by 10:00 p.m. at the latest - with a guardian they can stay until midnight at the latest. Young people (14 to 16 years old) must leave the event at 1:00 a.m.

4.5. When entering the event site, the security and order service will carry out a bag check. Entering the site with large bags and backpacks is prohibited.

4.6. People who are not dressed appropriately for the occasion (traditional costumes) may be denied access to the event site.

5. BEHAVIOR ON THE EVENT PREMISES

5.1. All persons who enter the event premises must behave in such a way that no one else is harmed, endangered or - more than unavoidable under the circumstances - hindered or harassed.

5.2. All people who enter the event site must follow the instructions of the organizer, the security and order services, the police, the fire brigade and the rescue service as well as instructions over the loudspeaker system. All those who intentionally or negligently do not follow these instructions or violate other rules of the house rules can be expelled from the event premises by the security and order service or the police.

5.3. To avert danger and for safety reasons, visitors are obliged to follow instructions from the security and order service or the police in areas other than those in which the respective visitors are currently staying.

5.4. All entrances and exits as well as emergency, escape and rescue routes must be kept clear at all times. There may be further necessary requests and orders for individual cases
To prevent or eliminate danger to life, health or property. The instructions issued by the security and order service or the police for this purpose must always be followed.

5.5. Waste, packaging materials and empty containers must be disposed of in the waste containers located on the event site, and cigarettes must be disposed of in the ashtrays provided. Empty reusable cups must be returned to all catering stands for a refund of the deposit paid. A cleaning service for the interior and exterior of the event site is permanently available to keep it clean.

5.6. In the event of danger or fire, the instructions of the security and order service must be followed.

6. ALCOHOL

6.1. According to § 11 Wr JSCHG 2002 as amended, people up to the age of 16 are generally prohibited from purchasing and/or consuming alcoholic beverages in generally accessible places and/or at public events. In this context, the organizer expressly reserves the right to carry out on-site inspections by employees and authorities. Any violations will be reported and alcoholic beverages will be confiscated.

6.2. Bringing any alcoholic beverages into the event area is prohibited. Such containers will be confiscated without any claim for compensation. In this context, the visitor agrees to appropriate checks by the organizer's employees.

6.3. Excessive consumption of alcohol in the event area is prohibited. The organizer reserves the right to expel people who are heavily intoxicated and pose a danger to themselves and/or third parties from the event area.

7. PROHIBITIONS

7.1. Unless expressly authorized by the organizer, it is prohibited to bring the following items into the event premises or to carry any of the following items with you. In case of doubt, the classification of items as prohibited or permitted within the meaning of these house rules is the responsibility of the organizer or the person responsible for security.

  • (a) Weapons of any kind;
  • (b) Things and objects that can be used as weapons, cutting, thrusting, stabbing weapons or projectiles - in particular umbrellas, helmets and other bulky utensils;
  • (c) Pepper spray and tear spray are not allowed on the festival grounds
  • (d) Bottles, jugs or cans of any kind as well as other items made of PET (with the exception of a PET bottle up to 0.5 liters), glass or another fragile, splintering or particularly hard material, as well as more than one tetra pack over 0 .5 liters per person;
  • (e) fireworks, flares, smoke powder, smoke bombs or other pyrotechnic items;
  • (f) alcoholic beverages of all kinds, drugs and stimulants;
  • (G) Smoking is prohibited in closed rooms such as tents and alpine pastures
  • (H) racist, xenophobic, right-wing radical, National Socialist, sexist or political propaganda material;
  • (i) Flag or banner poles of any kind;
  • (j) Animals, excluding guide dogs and/or partner dogs;
  • (k) any advertising, commercial, political or religious objects, including banners, signs, symbols and leaflets and the like, as well as promotional and commercial objects and materials of all kinds;
  • (l) Gas spray cans, corrosive, flammable, coloring or other dangerous substances, or containers with substances that are harmful to health or are highly flammable - exception: standard pocket lighters;
  • (m) bulky items such as ladders, stools, (folding) chairs, boxes, large bags, large backpacks, camelbacks (hydration backpacks), travel cases, sports bags;
  • (n) larger quantities of paper and/or paper rolls;
  • (O) mechanically operated noise instruments such as megaphones, gas pressure horns;
  • (p) laser pointers;
  • (q) Photo cameras, except “pocket cameras and commercially available smartphones with photo functions”, video cameras or other sound or image recording devices;
  • (r) Bicycles, skateboards, snakeboards, inline skates, scooters, kickboards, Segways and similar vehicles;
  • (s) other objects that could affect the safety and/or reputation of individual artists, the event or the organizer.
  • (t) Standing on the beer tables in the festival tents and alpine pastures is strictly prohibited.

7.2. Unless expressly authorized by the organizer, all persons entering the event premises are prohibited from:

  • (a) Sell goods and tickets, distribute printed matter and carry out collections, as well as carry out other promotional or commercial activities without the prior written (letter, fax, email) authorization from the organizer;
  • (b) throwing objects of any kind or spilling liquids of any kind, especially if this is done in the direction of other people;
  • (c) to light fires, set off or shoot fireworks, flares, smoke powder, smoke bombs or other pyrotechnic items;
  • (d) to express or spread political propaganda and actions, racist, xenophobic, right-wing radical or slogans and emblems;
  • (e) behave in a manner that others may interpret as provocative, threatening, discriminatory or offensive;
  • (f) create a situation threatening the life or safety of yourself or others, or endanger another person in any way;
  • (G) cause personal injury or property damage at any time;
  • (H) to mount, climb or climb over buildings and facilities not intended for general use, in particular facades, fences, armchairs, benches, tables, walls, fencing, barriers, lighting systems, camera platforms, trees, masts of all kinds and roofs, decorations or the like;
  • (i) to enter areas (e.g. function rooms, VIP and media areas, etc.) that are not permitted to the general public or whose access authorization does not apply to these areas;
  • (j) to restrict, block or impair traffic areas, sidewalks and driveways, entrances and exits to visitor areas and emergency routes;
  • (k) to label, paint or stick on structures, facilities, fences or paths;
  • (l) to defecate outside the toilets or to contaminate the event area by throwing away objects – waste, packaging, empty containers, etc.;
  • (m) consuming alcohol in excessive quantities;
  • (n) Smoking in areas marked with a no-smoking policy.

7.3. Any violation of these house and site rules will be punished as follows:

  • (a)  The visitor will be expelled from the event site;
  • (b)  the organizer bans the visitor from sitting for the duration of the event (at his discretion even over several event days);
  • (c)  The rights of the owner of the property rights - in particular the assertion of claims for damages - remain unaffected;
  • (d)  Violations of the obligations to act and not to act imposed on event participants for the operation and use of the event venue by these house and site rules are punishable according to Section 32 Paragraph 3 of the Vienna Events Act.

8. ACCESSIBLE MOBILITY FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS

We always strive to make a visit to the Kaiser Wiesn as pleasant as possible for people with limited mobility. The Wojnar's Kaiser tent offers a ramp, wheelchair spaces (indoor area) and disabled-accessible toilets. Wheelchair spaces and disabled-accessible toilets are also provided in the Gösser and Wiesbauer tents. In the “zur Alten Kaisermühle” Alm there is a ramp, wheelchair spaces (outdoor area) and a disabled-accessible toilet.

Our stewards and security staff are of course available to help.

9. OTHER

9.1. Austrian law applies exclusively, excluding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

9.2. The event area is cleaned on an ongoing basis; basic cleaning takes place outside of operating hours.

9.3. The area is illuminated from the onset of darkness until the guests leave.

9.4. The site is secured at all times.

9.5. If one or more provisions are or become invalid, this will not affect the effectiveness of the remaining provisions.

9.6. The organizer is entitled to change, supplement and adapt these house rules at any time without giving reasons and these changed house rules will then apply from publication or notice in front of/on the event premises and this will be expressly acknowledged by visitors.

10. APPROVAL

APPROVAL in accordance with Section 35 Paragraph 2 of the Vienna Event Venues Act, 1999 as amended
The present house and site rules were issued by the property owner and the organizer of the Kaiser Wiesn and approved with a decision from the municipal department 36 - Events.

APPENDIX TO THE HOUSE RULES

11. LIABILITY

11.1. From the moment they enter the event site, every visitor expressly agrees to these house and site rules and undertakes to comply with them, in particular to follow the instructions of the organizer or the people working for them, in particular security personnel. Any objections must be submitted to the organizer's management in a timely manner and in writing. This written form requirement is satisfied by simple postal correspondence.
Communication via email or fax does not meet the written form requirement unless the recipient expressly agrees to it in the same way. The house and site rules apply until the last visitor has left the event site.

11.2. Every person who enters the event site is liable to the organizer or the owner of the event site or the damaged item for any damage, destruction or significant or disgusting contamination of the event site, including adjacent areas or objects located therein, caused by him/her or persons attributable to him/her .

11.3. Every person who enters the event site acknowledges that he or she is on the event site and in its surroundings at his or her own risk and does not hold the organizer or other relevant persons and bodies responsible for any risks, dangers or loss incurred, including physical injury, damage to private property, loss of private property or other incidents resulting from attending the event, regardless of whether these incidents occur before, during or after the visit, with the exception of events caused by the organizer's gross negligence and / or willful negligence become.

11.4. All accidents or damage must be reported immediately to the organizer at PW Veranstaltungs GmbH, Windmühlgasse 26 / 3 Stock, 1060 Vienna, telephone: + 43 (1) 534 70 86 481, email, even if the visitor is obliged to repair it himself : office@kaiserwiesn.at.

12. EXPLOITATION RIGHTS – SOUND AND IMAGE RECORDINGS

The organizer reserves the right to make and publish sound and image recordings for the purpose of promoting the event and documentation, provided that this does not violate the visitor's legitimate interests. The storage corresponds to the provisions of Section 13 DSG. The organizer reserves the right to monitor and record the entire event site or parts of it using a video system for reasons of security and documentation of the event.

Every person who enters the event site acknowledges that, unless permitted by the organizer in writing (letter, fax, email), they will only make sound and/or image recordings and/or descriptions of the event site or the performances seen and the event as a whole may make and/or transfer for private use. It is strictly forbidden to make available, in whole or in part, any audio and/or visual material and/or descriptions of the event or special performances within the event premises via the Internet, radio, television or other current and/or future media or to other persons to support the implementation of such activities.