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Summer ball "Summernight Cruise"

The Alumni Club organised the first summer ball on Campus Krems

Campus Krems
For one night on 10. Junie 2006 the Campus of the Danube University Krems turned into an elegant Luxury Liner. With the slogan „Summernight Cruise“ the newly established Alumni Club invited to a glamorous cruise with a sun deck, seafood bar and captain’s lounge. Numerous art-, culture- and economy VIPs, amazed by the unique atmosphere and first-class programme stayed „aboard“ until early morning hours.
sommerball neptuna
Photo: Simlinger
TTrapeze artists 'Neptuna'

"Cast off" – sounded the motto on the maritime decorated campus of the Danube University Krems about 9 p.m. Where usually postgraduate students of 40 nations attend their classes, one night long there were dances and celebrations on a first-class summer ball. After the official ball opening ceremony by the “landlord“ of the Danube University, the headmaster dr. Helmut Kramer, and the Alumni Club manager Master Rita Starkl tournament dancers provided a sample of their skills. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Education Elisabeth Gehrer, governor dr. Erwin Pröll and the mayor of Krems Franz Hölzl art-, culture- and economy VIPs shook a leg in unanimous ardour together with staff members, students and alumni of the only state-run university for post-graduate education in Austria.

Guests of honour like graduate engineer Paul Gessl, manager of the Lower Austria Culture Commerce (NÖKU), star cook Liesl Wagner-Bacher, professor Michael Birkmeyer, artistic director of the festival theatre St. Pölten, state PM Inge Rinke, National Council member dr. Günter Stummvoll and former Home Secretary dr. Ernst Strasser enjoyed themselves at programme highlights like jazz, soul and pop by „julian’ flat 7“ on the 8th deck, 15- head dance orchestra „Wiener Fracks“ as well as bar music in the elegant Alumni Club lounge. The culinary offer extended from the abundant seafood buffet to the carefully selected whisky specialities for real seamen and seawomen. Breathtaking performance of the trapeze duo “Neptuna” displayed in the midnight programme poetic pictures above the heads of the spectators. Finally at 3.30 the ball orchestra invited to the last dance; afterwards the guests let the boisterous ball night on the 8th deck and in the Alumni Club die away.

Orchestra "Wiener Fracks" Guests of honour Ball room
Orchestra 'Wiener Fracks'
Guests of honour
Ball room
Underwaterworld Guests of honour MS Campus Krems
Photo: Müller, Simlinger ZOOM
Guests of honour
MS Campus Krems

Movie of the summer ball

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Photo galleries

Arrival of the guests, opening, ballroom
Ball occurances and trapeze artists "Neptuna"