While not large in terms of population (it has only 10 million inhabitants) Hungary has a wealth of culture and history, complemented by a language so completely different from its neighbours that almost no shared words exist! It can be said that ours is a land of great contrasts:
Hungary is landlocked like its neighbours Austria, Slovakia and Serbia though it still deserves the nickname “land of waters”, as it holds the largest lake in Europe (Lake Balaton) and is crossed by mighty rivers which divide and define its regions. Even its capital city is split by the Danube River, with Buda on the Western side and Pest on the Eastern bank. As well as water to cool off in, Hungary can be the perfect place to keep warm, as it is located over a very active geo-thermic area and has over a thousand thermal water springs and the second largest thermal Lake in the world for bathing (Lake Hévíz). “Taking the waters” for relaxation or as clinical treatments, is an important part of the Hungarian culture.
Built on the flanks of two hills, this town in northern Hungary keeps watch over the Danube flowing below. A royal abode from the 11C to the 13C and a leading centre of Hungarian Catholicism, Esztergom still enjoys a certain importance today and is the headquarters of the primate archbishop of Hungary. The town abounds in monuments, a tour of which will reveal that it was here that Steven, the first king of Hungary, was crowned in 1001.
Saint Adalbert conference centre, situated in a picturesque environment, is situated close to the cathedral of Esztergom, in the historical quarter of the town. The centre is equipped with the most modern 21st century technology, and can host up to 800 guests.
The hotel is situated ont he slope of the Castle Hill of Esztergom in a wonderful, silent garden. Ideal environment for recovering people, for buisness people, for conference guests, and pilgrims. All the religious and cultural facilities and museums of Esztergom are nearby. Esztergom is been an important city at Danube for about 1000 years. Crossing Maria Valeria bridge is easy to reach historical and cultural cities of Slovakia.
There are different options of accommodation in this Academy, with different levels of confort, distance to the conference centre and number of beds available. Don’t forget to check them out before starting the registration. The accommodation will be allocated as a First come, first served basis.