Theater and cabaret in HLUW


After a two-year hiatus, theatrical events were again presented to the pupils. Actor Andreas Ruder and cabaret artist Josef Burger were guests at HLUW in Yspertal.

Ispertal, der Zoetel Theater an der HLUW Yspertal – “Der Herr Karl” – monologue by Karl Merz and Helmut Kaltinger, played by actor Andreas Ruder. Third and fourth graders are invited to experience this classic Austrian theater history. This hour-long monologue premiered on November 15, 1961: not so much fun entertainment, but an Austrian character, self-pitying, brutal about disasters affecting others, brutal towards the weak, and capricious, without a backbone when it comes to utility. The broadcast on Austrian television spontaneously sparked angry protests. Even if the youth did not always feel the explosion of malice that was introduced, the word conveyed by Andreas Ruder unfortunately did not lose any of its significance. Helmut Kaltinger: “Every sentence someone said or thought in Vienna at some time.” The show took place on May 16, 2022 at the HLUW Yspertal: intelligent lighting and a fantastically innovative stage design created a harmonious theatrical atmosphere.

Addiction prevention with a difference
Last Friday, May 20, 2022, first and second year of HLUW Yspertal, they were able to experience the cabaret 100% Rauschfrei by and with Josef Burger in the school hall. After 2017, Mr. Burger was a guest at HLUW Yspertal for the second time. Also this year, the students were impressed by the cabaret program, which showed them the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption in an entertaining but also cruel way. Mr. Burger managed to hold a mirror in front of the trained Austrians. Dealing with alcohol in our country is negligence, and unfortunately there is no awareness of the problem of this unhealthy relationship with alcohol, which can be seen from the shocking numbers: Austria ranks third in the number of alcoholics in Europe, in According to Joseph Berger, we are “European champions” among young people Alcoholics. This is a concern and makes programs like this of particular interest to young people. The many questions our students asked Mr. Burger after the performance shows that there is a great need to talk about alcohol and drugs in schools as well.

He was the specialist coordinator of public education at HLUW Mag. Isabell Urban, Actor Andreas Roder and Mag. Kurt Scharf from HLUW Yspertal is very pleased with the successful performances at HLUW Yspertal.

School day registration
drop and join – Anyone currently attending a New Middle School (NMS) or lower level Grammar school and wishing to complete the GCSE and Diploma Exam (Matura) at a vocational college with interesting and crisis-resistant career fields, is in the right place at HLUW Yspertal! Several laboratories are available, a three-hectare outdoor area with a school garden, a hydroelectric test station, PV and solar test systems, as well as a modern environmental laboratory hall with hands-on workshops.

“Those interested can register to attend the school at any time, and we also offer online school tours,” explains school principal Gerhard Hackl. Pilot students are very welcome, of course depending on current Covid requirements. There is also the possibility, depending on the current epidemiological situation, to spend the night in a boarding school and thus get a taste of boarding school life. Information by phone at 07415 7249 or on the website:

Cool Summer – Nature Loving Youth Week at HLUW
Experience nature expertly, and be a nature enthusiast! HLUW Yspertal professors and alumni design a special program for children aged 10 to 15 during the summer holidays, of course according to all the hygiene rules and requirements necessary at this time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Inexpensive holiday care
This Environmental Youth Week at HLUW Yspertal begins on Saturday 27 August and runs through Friday 2 September 2022. Young people participating are housed in a private boarding school. “They want to offer a varied program with great recreational activities depending on the possibilities caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Abbott Johannes of Zwettl Abbey explains that the 220 euro fee actually includes everything, from accommodation, food and care to program design by teachers from the school and private boarding school “For us Cistercians, it is important, in addition to pastoral care, to open the eyes of young people to the beauty of creation (nature).”

Youth Week for a Sustainable Life!
A special name has also been given for this summer week: “Youth Youth Week for a Sustainable Life!” This includes, for example, knowledge of water chemistry, biology, landscape ecology, noise measurement and all this in a playful way. Great fun activities are available on the school site. Offerings range from indoor and outdoor climbing hall, gym, adventure pool, bathing pool and nature park, to various workouts on fitness equipment. This week during the holidays is also suitable as a tasting week for those interested in the five-year Higher Vocational Training Course with High School Diploma and Diploma. Registration is possible at any time! Information on the phone: 07415 7249 or

A vibrant private school belonging to the Zwettl monastery in Yspertal
Mental and physical fitness is especially important. There are plenty of shows for teens with a wide range of sports on offer, from girls’ and boys’ soccer to volleyball, archery, mountain climbing and fitness programmes. A third of teaching time occurs in the form of internships or projects. Project weeks and specialized trips with overseas contacts, working together and having fun and experiencing wonderful leisure activities together, all this guarantees a lively apprenticeship. Of course there is a private boarding school for girls and boys. You can increase your personal fitness with extensive support offers at school and boarding school. Training is completed with a matriculation exam and diploma. This also gives you the right to study. There is also the option to start working immediately afterwards and apply for the engineering title. Environmental and waste personnel, microbiological and chemical laboratory technicians, and environmental personnel are just a few examples of job opportunities.

Photo: © HLUW Yspertal


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