May 2022: ELL Team Meeting and LOCMASTA Opening Ceremony

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On 18 and 19 May 2022, after two long years of the Covid-19 pandemic, ELL held a long-overdue team meeting in Vienna combined with the opening of the joint venture service station LOCMASTA (ELL, LTE and ÖBB) in Gramatneusiedl.


“It was a very busy two days, but the focus was on feeling good,” remembers Christoph Katzensteiner. The colleagues met again for the first time in a long time, and visibly enjoyed themselves. In this spirit, the first item on the agenda was the team meeting, with an extensive programme.

On the first day, fitness studio GK-Studio provided some top tips for proper nutrition and physical fitness at the workplace and made an appeal to employees not to neglect exercise after work either. In short: a good work-life balance can and should start in the office.

As ELL’s headquarters are located so close to Schönbrunn Palace, it made sense to dedicate day two to the imperial family: this started with a “Tabtour”, a scavenger hunt that is both fun and involves solving various tasks as a team, which was much needed after so many months working from home. Six teams solved these tasks with flying colours and then refuelled with coffee and apple strudel in the Café Residenz.

A visit to the palace with a city tour along the Ringstraße not only led to a lunch break at the Renaissance Hotel, but also aimed to ring in another health-conscious new year.


Provided with the appropriate documents to take home, the employees from Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia got the chance to test themselves to see how many of the numerous tips they had taken on board, because at the rocking opening party for LOCMASTA, the Locomotive Service Station, there were some culinary sins that might have been slightly at odds with the knowledge they had just gained …