Shelby here with today's blog. We have made it to the beautiful capital of Austria: Vienna! A little bit different from Budapest as Vienna is not as crowded or busy. It might be a nice change!
Early morning for us, we left Budapest around 7:30 this morning and traveled to Bratislava, Slovakia. There, we received a tour of Volkswagen Slovakia. This was an amazing experience. This plant is the third largest in the world, and the first largest in Europe. The size of the plant was about 160 football fields long and produced not only the Volkswagen, but also the porsche and the audi vehicles. It was impressive to see all of the hard work that goes into producing vehicles. The plant also uses robots in the creating process. Over one thousand robots to be exact! It was a great experience to see how all the process worked and our guide did a great job of explaining everything. When the plant first opened, about fifteen vehicles were made per day. Now, about 1500 are produced daily, if not more! The company has come a long way, and they are still growing very rapidly. It was one of our most interactive visits yet!
Another thing that we have to account for is the new currency. Here in Vienna, we will be using the euro. Vienna will be our most pricy city, so we will have to use our money sparingly! Tonight, we are going to a welcome dinner at Wiener Wirtschaft. It should be a good night! We already learned what "thank you" is "danke". That should help at dinner!
Tomorrow we will be taking a walking tour around Vienna, and we cannot wait to see what the city has in store for us!