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11:52 Feb 19, 2007
German to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Tourism & Travel / Seating arrangement
German term or phrase:Parlament-Bestuhlung
Options for seminar seating.
"Parlament" or "U Tafel" (horseshoe?) are on offer.
There are plenty of hits for "parliament seating arrangements" but - like e.g. the word "Imprint" - they inevitably point to German sites. What it looks like seems to be: http://www.landtag-bw.de/en/9.html
The "Ayes" have it. Thanks to all and especially Brigitte/Steffen for pointing out the relevant hotel chain aspect and the HP v. Bundestag consideration. Pray forgive my (ahem!) heinous hyphenization. And a loud raspberry to the valiant contributor to hid their twice-amended contribution and fled, claiming to have been misled by me. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
I like Alison's suggestion, but one characteristic of a Parlamentbestuhlung as I know is that there are tables in front of the chairs, so you'd have to get that in there somehow.
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chairs in rows
"First Floor Ballroom/Multipurpose Rooms:
Rooms Size in Feet Layouts Capacities
170, 171, 172 79' x 50' Chairs in Rows 340
170, 171, 172 79' x 50' Banquet Rounds 250
173 79' x 50' Chairs in Rows 316
173 79' x 41' Banquet Rounds 225
Multipurpose Space (all four rooms together) 79' x 189' Chairs in Rows 1600
Multipurpose Space (all four rooms together) 79' x 189' Banquet Rounds 1000
Features: Large projection screens, built-in wireless audio system, Internet access, Carpeted Floor, 35' ceiling height, windows with shades, 400 amp dedicated electric service for events. "
Lancashireman United Kingdom Local time: 08:39 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 126
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Explanation: In terms of the meaning of the German, the "parlamentarische Bestuhlung" or "Parlament-Bestuhlung" offered for seminars/conferences need NOT necessarily be semi-circular or fan-shaped, as suggested above (and unlike the seating in real parliaments).
When I organised the Berlin conference last year, the hotel people also offered the "parlamentarische Bestuhlung" as one of the options, which is nothing else than rows of chairs with tables in front (arranged in a strictly "linear" fashion). So "classroom seating" sounds like being a strong contender here.
Steffen Walter Germany Local time: 09:39 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 40