Opening

 

Location  Birkenwiese Stadium, Dornbirn
Date Sunday, 7. July
Time 16.00h
Duration 2 hours
Capacity 25,000 persons

All participants will meet at the Birkenwiese –  all the groups will march in wearing their nation’s colours and take up their positions in the stadium.

The stadium has been extended to a capacity of 30,000 spectators (standing tribunes), so that as many visitors as possible will be able to enjoy the official welcome speeches, the hoisting of the FIG, the World Gymnaestrada and the Austrian flags and the opening show with participants from the whole of the Lake Constance region.

After the opening ceremony, the mayors of the individual towns and villages will greet the guests in their National Villages with the motto “Colour Our Village”. The hosts are looking forward to welcoming all participants in their villages.