Current information on the influence of the coronavirus on the Baltic Nations Kommers

Dear members of the Baltic Corporations,

Due to the Corona crisis, we are unable to host the Baltic Nations Kommers in Heidelberg at the time scheduled so far.

We have postponed the Baltic Nations Kommers in Heidleberg until next year. Thanks to the friendly cooperation with the organizers of the next Baltic Nations Kommers in Tartu it is possible for us to hold the Kommers in Heidelberg in 2021.

The new date of the the Baltic Nations Kommers is 7 – 9 May 2021.

The detailed program corresponds to the current planning status and is subject to change.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Heidelberg in 2021.

Thank you for your understanding,

stay healthy.

57. Baltic Nations Kommers

Heidelberg 2020

Invitation to the 57th Baltic Nations Kommers

Dear Members,
Dear Members, We kindly invite you to participate at the meeting of the Baltic nations, the 57th Baltic Nations Kommers form May 7th to May 9th 2021 in Heidelberg. The Kommers takes place at the location it had taken place for three decades annually until 1993.

This Kommers has always been held in the spirit of the bond between European Nations. Since the opening of the borders 30 years ago, a strong belief in the European Union and in the ability of nations and people to reach mutual understanding has expanded across the continent. Students’ societies in the Baltic states, Poland and Germany have always been a driving force in this development – politically, economically and societally.

When?

12-14 June 2020

Where?

Heidelberg (DE)

What?

Baltic Nations Kommers

History of the Baltic Nations Commers

After they were resettled in 1939, many Baltic Germans felt the desire to keep up regular contact with their compatriots now living spread out all over the world. As such, in the early 60s, they began to hold an annual gathering, known as a “Kommers” (German: Kommers, Polish: Komers, Latvian: Komeršs, Estonian: Kommerss) in order to keep up and pass on Baltic traditions. The original venue was Heidelberg Castle.

Kommers of the incorporated Gentlement

Friday, May 7.
7.00 p.m.

Kommers of the incorporated Ladies

Friday, May 7.
7.00 p.m.

Ladies' evening

Friday, May 7.
7.00 p.m.

Church service

Saturday, May 8.
10.00 a.m.

Procession

Saturday, May 8.
11.30 a.m.

Ceremonial act

Saturday, May 8.
12.30 p.m.

Europe ball

Saturday, May 8.
8.00 p.m.

River cruise

Sunday, May 9.
10.30 a.m.

Donations are requested for:

Verein zur Förderung der deutsch-baltischen Völkerfreundschaft (VFV)
Account number: 1236 1337 55
Hamburger Sparkasse, BLZ: 200 505 50
IBAN: DE02 2005 0550 1236 1337 55
BIC / SWIFT: HASPDEHHXXX

The Verein zur Förderung der deutsch-baltischen Völkerfreundschaft (VFV) is a registered charity. Donors will get a confirmation of receipt per mail if you indicate your adress in the note to payee.

Sponsoring

Please refer to Til Assmann from the Baltischer Philisterverband.