Conference Center Laxenburg’s history is closely connected with the Imperial Court and its presence can be felt in the premises to this day.
Conference Center Laxenburg emerged from the former château theatre with its adjoining rooms and the imperial dining halls where Maria Theresia and her Court once enjoyed theatre productions and culinary delights.
The château theatre and dining hall wing were built according to the plans of Nicolò Pacassi.
The dining hall wing is located on the square of the former House of Sinzendorf, which became imperial property. The inner Oval Saal – Oval Hall – impresses with a ceiling fresco by Vinzenz Fischer. The walls are divided by architectural murals and display ‘Putti on a Falcon Hunt’.
The Republic of Austria and provinces of Vienna and Lower Austria transformed the theatre into a unique conference centre during the renovation of the dilapidated château.
A high portico with curved gables is located at the side of the entrance to the park; the walls are divided by recessed areas and mounted panels. With regard to interior decoration, only the late Baroque painting with illusionistic architecture in the auditorium has been preserved. The upper zone with volutes, hanging garlands and cherubs was added in the 19th century.
From emperors to commoners, many people travelled to the outskirts of Vienna to visit Schloss Laxenburg for meetings or events during the era of Maria Theresa, something that was entirely in accordance with her wishes. Alongside Schönbrunn and Hofburg, it was the most important residence of the Habsburgs for centuries.
It was where the most respected generals conferred in the then reception rooms of the château and today’s event rooms of Conference Center Laxenburg – and where the history of Europe was written.
Conference Center Laxenburg was and still is a popular meeting place for communicating. The combination of historic atmosphere and modern technology give this ancient building its own special charm.