Besides others the Scandanavian countries also developed a rich area of body-oriented methods and techniques that formed a source for medical and psychotherapeutic developments in Europe. Havng organised many EABP congresses in the centre and south of Europe, we organised this congress by the northern seas, just under the jaws of the Scandanavian dragon. We met in a German port of the Baltic Sea, near Hanburg and Lübeck, called Travemünde. The congress location was the Kurhaus-Hotel, a beautiful spa hotel with a very cosy atmosphere. Built in 1802, it was here that Tomas Mann wrote his book on the Buddenbrooks. It is only a few steps from the beach, boats, has a swimming pool, various bars and restaurants, any of which can frame more intimate discussions and meetings essential to the deepening of the various dimensions of a congress. Travemünde is the week-end playground for Hamburg and was thus well-served by shops, a casino, and excellent fish restaurants. The near-by town of Lübec, a toen of the old Hanseatic league, is rich in culture, old churches and antiquities and fascinating museums. 10 kms away, it provided a very nice place to visit before and after the Congress and the location of one of the pre-Congress workshops.
Travemünde is one of the traditional spas in Europe. 800 years of history but still young and modern: an international meeting place. Every year the beach, the port, the bustling urganity, the spa park, and, of course, the famous casino attracts visitors from all over the world to this beautiful seaside resort. Travemünde is on the one hand a pulsating and lively place, on the other side there is silence and peace: white shores, dunes, forest and rare plants. The congress was held in the Kurhaus-Hotel Travemünde, a traditional hotel built in 1802 overlooking the Baltic Sea, with a Congress Hall attached.
Kurhaus-Hotel Travemünde accommodated 170 people in 104 cosy rooms, each with private bath and toilet, radio, colour TV, minibar and telephone, 2 restaurants, lobby bar, lounge, hotel garden with lawn, indoor-pool, sauna, solarium, beauty studio. It was very luxurious, situated only a few yards away from the beach and the yacht harbour. The food was very, very good and many people liked the elegant spendour of the environment of the hotel and the very helpful staff.
Strandhotel Travemünde , a more modern tower hotel on the beach and a few yards away from the Kurhaus Hotel had 240 elegantly furnished rooms, private bath and toilet, radio, colour TV, minibar and telephone, 2 restaurants, 2 pubs, bar, indoor pool, sauna, solarium, a direct passage to the beach bathing centre with thermal bath, sea water waves, outdoor pool, and large spa therapy centre, hairdresser and beauty studio, & boutique. It was huge, well equipped and wonderfully resourced.
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