Detailed descriptions of poly groups in Austria

Poly groups in Austria – detailed descriptions

Austria’s largest regular poly get-togethers take place in Vienna and in Graz (more information below), most of them being informal with no host or chair. They are attended by people who are polyamorous or interested in polyamory. Many people have formed friendships over time and use these meetings to catch up with their friends, or to get to know new/more people.

Individuals of all gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, abilities and disabilities, mother tongues, experience levels and of all age groups are welcome! If you have a walking disability, please inform the organizers beforehand in order to find out whether/how the location of the meetup is going to be accessible to you.

Most people at the poly meetups converse in German, but there are often some English native speakers there as well, and most people (especially the younger ones) are very much willing to talk in English. The atmosphere is generally very friendly, but please be aware: this is not a place to search for dates or one-night-stands. It has proven to be disappointing to the person who is searching. Furthermore: inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Get-togethers/groups in Vienna

Currently there are several get-togethers/groups in Vienna every month with numbers from 20 to 60 people attending for at least part of the evening. There usually are no plenary discussions, but people chat in groups of 2, 3 or more, and with changing partners over the course of the evening. Sometimes brunches, karaoke evenings, book discussions or queer poly meetings take place. You will find detailed informations on these in the event descriptions on the calendar.

PolyTreff Wien

Organisers: A small and diverse team who would like to continue in the same spirit of the PolyTreff that was organized from 2013-2019 by Richard.

What is PolyTreff 2.0?

  • living room atmosphere
  • it takes place every other month, alternating with the Queer Polyamory Vienna meetup
  • events are mostly held in the second half of the month on different days of the week, depending on the availabilities of the organising team
  • they try to find locations with a good level of accessibility (recommendations and feedback are very welcome!)
  • there won’t be any frontal speeches, workshops, or moderated discussions
  • it’s definitely not a place to look for partners or try out pick-up lines
  • PolyTreff 2.0 has the clear goal to have an easygoing, low-threshhold, informal setting to meet and chat with like-minded people, who are curious, unsure or experienced in various forms of polyamory, without fear or expectations
  • Who is it for?
    everyone interested in polyamory; whether it’s your first time talking openly about feeling polyamorous or your concerns about opening your relationship, you have lived for years in a polycule and want to hang out with other polyamorous people or fall anywhere inbetween
    The organising team is as diverse as the world of polyamory itself, they celebrate diversity and want to welcome everyone regardless of their gender, sexuality, body, languages, experiences or age. They will try to speak your language(s) if they can or find a language in common. If you have any concerns, fears, questions or feedback, contact polytreff20{{ätt}}gmail.com.
  • Sky has conducted an interview (in German) with Richard who was organising PolyTreff from 2013 until mid 2019. You can listen to it at GspusiCast Episode 3!
  • You can find date and time of the next PolyTreff on our English page.

Poly-Connect

  • Poly-Connect is a gathering place foreverybody who is interested in multi-dimensional love. Whether you are in one or multiple relationships or none at all, Poly-Connect offers a platform to you to meet and exchange experiences or just spend an evening with open-minded, interesting and curious people. We’re looking forward to having you join us.
  • at Schwelle Wien, Tellgasse 25, 1150 Wien – admission is free on Poly-Connect night
  • https://schwelle.at/events/poly-connect/
  • You can find date and time of the next Poly-Connect on our English page.
  • Contact: info{ätt}schwelle.at

MonoPoly

  • This monthly event aims at servind as a starting point for all persons who don’t feel comfortable in the world of monogamous relationships and who want to talk about other relationship styles. You can just drop in, eat, drink and get input, answers and leave with new questions in mind.
  • it’s free of charge
  • You can find more information and register here!
  • Organisors: Stefan and Hansi. Both can also be contacted via the link above.

What are the differences between PolyTreff, Poly-Connect and MonoPoly?

All three have similarities and complement each other well.
Poly-Connect always takes place at Schwelle (a sexpositive event location) every first Friday of the month. PolyTreff takes place at different venues and different days of the week each time. MonoPoly always takes place at Pentahotel.
Quite a few polys attend them all regularly.
A lot of regulars of Schwelle’s events (like the Polyamorie-Gruppe) meet at Poly-Connect. Poly-Connect provides a welcoming, more homelike and intimate atmosphere due to Schwelle being cosily and sexpositively  decorated.
PolyTreff by contrast is convenient for who just like to stop by, who don’t feel too comfortable at Schwelle or poly-curious people who would first like to talk to people in a more neutral, less intimate setting. For some people PolyTreff is the first choice because it takes place in a public venue.
The MonoPoly also attracts specifically people who aren’t polyamorous but thinking about alternative relationship styles. The event dates are published a couple of months ahead, so for people who want to plan in advance, it’s also accessible.

Get-togethers/groups in Graz

Currently there are two regular poly events in Graz.

PolyTisch

  • PolyTisch will take place every last Monday of the month at Cafe Harrach, 8010 Graz at 7:03 pm
  • Attendance is usually 40 or more people.
  • Cafe Harrach has a large smoking section and a section for nonsmokers‘ section that is not entirely separated from the smoking section.
  • Changes of date and other information will be announced on the facebook page (in German): PolyTisch-Graz
  • Contact: If you have questions regarding PolyTisch, feel free to write to Josef and Dominika, via facebook: PolyTisch Graz

PolyWohnzimmer

  • PolyWohnzimmer is a gathering place for all people who would like to exchange views on polyamory and alternative relationship styles. All genders, age groups, life and love styles are welcomegen
  • PolyWohnzimmer is not an event for dating or finding partners. There is networking and exchange about what is on attendants‘ minds. People attending can get to know each other (better) and exchange experiences. Depending on the number of attendees there will be an intoroduction of participants and/or small discussion groups on a voluntary basis.
  • takes place once a month on a Sunday afternoon at spektral, Lendkai 45, statt. You can find date and time of the next PolyWohnzimmer on our English page.
  • spektral is a nonsmoking venue.
  • Contact: You can write to graz{ätt}polyamory.at or leave a message on the facebook page.
  • You may leave a donation. You may also contribute to the homelike atmosphere by bringing cake, snacks, drinks, etc.
  • Unfortunately spektral is not an accessible venue (stairs at the entrance). If you need help, please contact us at graz{ätt}polyamory.at