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Foto: esterhazy.at / Jozef-Barinka
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Foto: esterhazy.at / Andreas-Hafenscher
June/July 2024
Esterhazy Palace Eisenstadt


I had an interesting and informative conversation with people in charge of the Esterhazy Palace. It opened new perspectives for a Napoleon Congress in 2024. It was possible to get halls in different sizes and drinks and snacks for the breaks can be provided. In a hotel that is currently under construction only few steps from the castle, all participants could easily be accomodated. A ladies’ program was discussed and the possibility of a day trip at the end of the congress. We were all of the opinion that simultaneous German-English-French translation was necessary in order to emphasize the internationality. A bus transfer to Vienna airport or the City or to Wagram is also being worked out so that one can visit the reenactment in good time.
The interest of the Esterhazy Palace and the Government of Burgenland is very high and financial support will be possible.

A visit to the Haydn Church had to be canceled at short notice and will be held in September instead. The details are already known, only the timing has yet to be discussed. This will be reported at the end of this year.

All in all, I will try, similar to 2009 and 2018, to organize a congress that everyone will remember with pleasure.
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Als Alternative zu den Kongressen gab es einen ersten Versuch mit einer Videokonferenz mit Toronto.