Plant Tour and Cultural Visit

Date: Wednesday, 27 June
Maximum number of attendees: 40 pax
Registration is available in the online database. Available seats are filled on a first come first serve basis, so please register at your earliest convenience not to miss the program.

8:00 Departure from the conference site
9:30 Arrival at the Audi factory in Győr – plant tour

Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region, and – halfway between Budapest and Vienna – situated on one of the important roads of Central Europe. The city is the sixth-largest in Hungary, and one of the seven main regional centres of the country. [more >>]

Witness how the giant press machines cut, press and form the metal plates from which we produce the body elements of our Audi models. Follow the magnificient dance of our welding machines in an up to 85% automated world. Get to know the different welding techniques and witness, how a complete Audi body is built together. Visit our 700 meter long assembly hall where we unite the painted body with the landing gear. The duration of this factory tour is approximately 2 hours and focuses on the engine production. [more >>]

12:00 Lunch
13:30 Departure in Pannonhalma
14:00 Arrival in Pannonhalma

Pannonhalma is a town in western Hungary, in Győr-Moson-Sopron county with approximately 4,000 inhabitants. It is about 20 km (12 mi) from Győr. Archduke Otto Habsburg’s heart is kept at the Pannonhalma Archabbey, while his body was laid at the Capuchin Crypt in the old Imperial capital of Vienna. [more >>]

14:15 Tour in the Abbey

The Benedictine Pannonhalma Archabbey or Territorial Abbey of Pannonhalma (lat. Archiabbatia or Abbatia Territorialis Sancti Martini in Monte Pannoniae) is a medieval building in Pannonhalma, one of the oldest historical monuments in Hungary. Founded in 996, it is located near the town, on top of a hill (282 m). Saint Martin of Tours is believed to have been born at the foot of this hill, hence its former name, Mount of Saint Martin (Hungarian: Márton-hegy), from which the monastery occasionally took the alternative name of Márton-hegyi Apátság. This is the second largest territorial abbey in the world, after the one in Monte Cassino.

Its sights include the Basilica with the Crypt (built in the 13th century), the Cloisters, the monumental Library with 360,000 volumes, the Baroque Refectory (with several examples of trompe l’oeil) and the Archabbey Collection (the second biggest in the country).

Today there are about 50 monks living in the monastery. The abbey is supplemented by the Benedictine High School, a boys’ boarding school. [more >>]

17:00 Dinner at the Restaurant Viator

The VIATOR Abbey Restaurant and Wine Bar opened 28th May 2010 on the Kosaras Hill of Pannonhalma, in the direct vicinity of the Archabbey Pannonhalma. In 2015 it celebrated its five year anniversary; however, its original objectives have been constant since its establishment: it strives to express the hospitality of the Benedictine community of Pannonhalma through the means of gastronomy, combining tradition and modernity in every respect. [more >>]

19:00 Departure to Budapest
20:30 Arrival in Budapest

Price: 95 EUR