Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg is newest HCCE destination

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The exclusive association of historic conference venues is proud to extend its membership welcoming a truly exceptional new member center as of January 2010 – Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster. This quality venue is located in the heart of Luxembourg City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“Becoming a member of the HCCE (Historic Conference Centres of Europe) and having the opportunity to be the first member center in Luxembourg will open up more possibilities for us to extensively promote our unique center and awaken the interest of international meeting planners,” Claude Frisoni, general director of Abbaye de Neumünster remarked.

Michael Sharp, president of HCCE, explained: “HCCE’s success story continues by welcoming a new member center. We see great prospects in this alliance, and we are very happy to count with such a remarkable venue and be able to offer a new location to our clients.”

Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster can be proud of possessing a very rich historical background, which dates back to almost 1,000 years ago when the first monastery was built, the future Altmünster Abbey. Throughout history, the abbey has had multiple purposes serving, for instance, as a state prison and police station after the French Revolution. In 1997, it became the home of The European Institute of Cultural Routes.

Nowadays, completely reformed and transformed into a public meeting place and cultural center with the newest technology, Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster can host up to 1,800 persons indoors and 3,500 outdoors in theatre style with approximately 13,000 m2 exhibition space in 15 halls. This venue represents one of the most distinguished convention centers in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to hold all kinds of events.