Technical Visits

The tours will take place at Friday, September 9th. They will start at 8:30 AM and are expected to end in the evening between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The tours will start and end at the Stadthalle (Karlsruhe Convention Center).

The fees per participant are:
- Tour 1: 70 EUR (lunch is included)
- Tour 2: 70 EUR (lunch is included)
- Tour 3: 55 EUR (lunch is NOT included)

The minimum number of participants is 15 for each tour. Please note that if the number is not reached, the tour will be cancelled and the fees are reimbursed or the participants are offered another tour.

Please note, that registration for Tour 1 and Tour 2 is only possible until September 1st.
Tour 1 - Manufacturers of Motion
(max. 50 participants):

Registration possible until September 1st
Baden-Württemberg, the south-western state of Germany, is well-known for automation and transportation industry. On this tour, we will first visit SEW-Eurodrive in Bruchsal, a famous manufacturer of electrical machines and drive solutions, where SEW’s electronics assembly will be presented. In the afternoon, we will explore the Daimler plant in Rastatt, where Mercedes cars are built.
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Tour 2 - Facets of the KIT
(max. 25 participants):

Registration possible until September 1st
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the fusion of the former University of Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Research Center. This unique institution offers a wide range of state-of-the-art research in many disciplines. On this tour, we will visit the three sites of the KIT and join interesting and fascinating presentations and experiments.
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Tour 3 - Black Forest — Nature and Technology
(max. 30 participants):
This tour will first guide us to Forbach, where we will visit a pumped-storage power plant operated by EnBW. On the Schwarzenbach dam, we will gain deep insights into the dam itself. After lunch at an authentic Black Forest restaurant, a short hike (3 km, 150 meters in height) will lead us to the Hornisgrinde tower, where a magnificent view over the northern Black Forest and the Rhine valley can be enjoyed.

Suitable shoes and a good state of health are required for this tour.
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