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The Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center (neimënster), inaugurated in May 2004 after ten years of restoration work, is located in the heart of the old quarters, on an itinerary which is classified Unesco world heritage. Located in a spectacular setting, this group of buildings, which have come through four centuries of turbulent history, is now dedicated to cultural projects and is at the same time a marvellous site for grand events. Within its 12.000 square meters, about 700 such events are organized each year on this site which is open to all and which looks to be a place of exchange by allowing “the dialogue of cultures and the culture of dialogue". The names of three buildings which make up the Centre have special significance. This was done within a context of respect for a past which is pregnant with meaning. Lucien Wercollier gave his name to the Abbey’s cloister, Robert Bruch to the criminal building and Robert Krieps to the workshop which then became Tutesall.
To give a spiritual vocation (back) to the site, such was the goal of the founders of the Abbey of Neumünster Cultural Exchange Center when creating the program under the theme “dialogue of cultures, culture of dialogue”. The CCRN hosts concerts, ballets, live performances, seminars and expositions. It is a place of creation and reception. It is open to the general public, to a young public, to associations and to creators. And exchanges, meetings, collaborations, coproductions are the keystone to a unifying program. By associating the majestic setting of the Abbey with a sophisticated infrastructure, technical equipment and the latest multimedia, the Abbey of Neumünster Cultural Exchange Center is also a location of choice for symposia, seminars, conferences, meetings and large business gatherings.
With the cooperation of Luxembourgish and foreign institutions and cultural associations, the CCRN illustrates the dialogue between cultures.