Rochusplatz 1/Burg Schlaining
Phone: +43 3355 2498
Fax: +43 3355 2662
The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) is situated in Stadtschlaining, the second smallest town of Austria, in the Austrian province of Burgenland. It is located 120 km south of Vienna, 100 km north of Graz and is just half an hour by car from the nearest town in Hungary, Szombathely. It is embedded in a beautiful, hilly countryside and offers possibilities for recreation like walking and riding bicycles.
Stadtschlaining and its facilities frequently serve as the venue for meetings of international organisations, such as the UN, UNESCO, or the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Stadtschlaining has also hosted a number of high-level peace negotiations related to conflicts in Bosnia, East Timor, and Sri Lanka.
The 14th century Castle, where the ASPR is based, is a beautifully-preserved fortress which has been restored with modern facilities providing classrooms, conference space, administrative offices, and a café. A major part of the castle houses the Peace Museum with its permanent and special exhibitions.
Accommodation for participants will be provided at Hotel Burg Schlaining. The bar and lobby are equipped with free wireless LAN. In addition, the hotel offers a sauna and a gymn.
The Peace Library situated in the town’s former synagogue, has an extensive collection of books, magazines and newspapers related to peace research and international politics. It is also accessible through the internet.