A Professional Excursion of the Students from the Transport Engineering Faculty to Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 4–8 April 2016
At the beginning of April 2016, the students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transport Engineering and Architecture had a professional tour to Holland. The first day we visited the Audi Company — a German car manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt.
In 1899, August Horch established the A. Horch & Cie Company in the Cologne-Ehrenfeld (Köln-Ehrenfeld) region. In 1909, a conflict arose between August Horch and the Supervisory Board. Horch left the founded by him company. Soon he founded another company called Horch Automobil-Werke GmbH in the same place. A lawsuit started due to the company name, which Horch lost. However, he did not give up and created an alternative name for the company — its literal translation into Latin. In 1910, the new company name — Audiwerke GmbH — became eligible.
We spent a night in a beautiful atmosphere of the BaseCamp Hostel Bonn hostel. Then continued our trip to Amsterdam, where we saw the exhibition-auction of flowers in Aalsmeer. This is the world’s largest exhibition-auction of flowers. Besides, the building in Aalsmeer, where auctions are held, is one of the world’s largest premises in terms of area, because it covers 990 000 m² in total.
The cost of flowers taken from all over the world (Europe, Colombia, Kenya) is determined daily based on the current demand and supply.
Every day (except Saturday and Sunday), 19 million flowers and 2 million units of other plants are sold here. Visitors of the Aalsmeer flower auction can watch its work from a gallery specially built for these purposes.
Our students also brought roses — see video from 1:11 (Video in Facebook: facebook.com).
More information about the exhibition is available at intertraffic.com
The students expressed gratitude to their native faculty for the financial support of this fascinating tour!