The first day we will visit Bochum. Bochum is a industrial town in North Rhine-Westphalia with a population of nearly 365.000. Bochum became famous during the 19th century when coal and steel industries were emerging in the Ruhr area. After the 50's the coal and steel industries became less important and Bochum turned into an automotive city, where currently the Opel Astra is produced. In Bochum we will visit an automotive center of Brunel.

After the long trip on the first day we will arrive in Frankfurt am Main, the first city we will enter to spend the first night there. Frankfurt, built around the Main, is the largest city in the state of Hesse with a population of over 700,000. The urban area of Frankfurt was estimated to house 2.3 million inhabitants in 2010. Frankfurt is the largest financial center of continental Europe, seating the European Central Bank amongst others. Frankfurt is home to numerous architectonical delights, museums and parks. In and around Frankfurt many automotive companies are to be found.

After the visit to Frankfurt am Main, we will continue the trip to Würzburg in the state of Nothern Bavaria to visit Brose. Würzburg is just like Frankfurt built around the river Main and is the capital of the Regierungsbzirk Lower Franconia. The city is known for the invention of the X-Ray by Wilhelm Röntgen and the Residence of Würzburg, which is on the list of World Heritage since the year 1981. Unfortunately we will not be seeing much of the inner city, because the only purpose of visiting Würzburg will be visiting Brose, a company with a lot of knowledge on electric motors.

On the third day our trip will continue to the city of Stuttgart, capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of over 600,000. Stuttgart is a city spread across a variety of hills, valleys and parks. Quite surprising if you imagine most people will know the city as the ‘cradle of automobile,’ where Mercedes started building the first cars. The city has a beautiful inner city and houses various museums, some even some even on automotive.

Nowadays the Stuttgart region is still known for its high-tech automotive industry with prominent companies like Daimler, Porsche, Mahler and Bosch. The Frankfurt region currently has Germany’s highest density of scientific, academic and research organizations. The area is home to several universities and colleges, amongst which the University of Stuttgart, and also houses six Fraunhofer institutes. 


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