Kirchbach is a village 25 km south-east of Graz, Austria. The official village page is here.

A dedicated group of local entrepreneurs have transformed an old and mostly unused former courthouse into a modern culture and communication center that also gives office space to a number of smaller service corporations. This center named " KB5 (The House Kirchbach 5)" opened in October 2004 and is starting to implement the GlobalVillage idea. The Village of Kirchbach is declared as "Open Source Village", which starts with a Linux Academy in KB5. KB5 offers internet access through an 2MBit connection and has modern videoconferencing equipment available. Currently there is a "monday academy" in cooperation with the university of Graz and the innteractive transmission of the Days of Utopia Tage der Utopie in cooperation with the educational center of St. Arbogast, Western Austria.

The local project team consists of The global supporters: Interested contributors:


  • GlobalVillageIndex=Four story community and business center owned and run by a team of local enthusiasts. Video bridge facility.
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