Temelin Nuclear Power plant is a must visit for those interested in energy production, or production in general. You get to learn all about the nuclear energy, nuclear fission and security in the Temelin information centre. We take you inside the machine room where generators and turbines sets produce energy with output of 1000MW each. You get to see the Control Centre where the reactor is under a non stop supervision. On the way back we stop for lunch in the last state owned brewery Budweiser / Budvar.
Learn about the public transport system in Prague in general. Get to know the work of a dispatcher making sure to keep their 300+ trams on track without delay. Learn about the hiearchy among the dispatchers and the various dispatching centres. Follow the traffic on one of their many screeens having access to the Police CCTV system, and yes, be aware, that you are being watched all the time. So behave, and give the tram always a way!
Our excursion to Stechovice hydropower plant takes you 20km from Prague along the scenic Vltava river. We get to see an educational movie on the hydro energy production, learn the difference between the Kaplan and Francis turbines and get to see the running hydroelectric power plant through the eyes of its long time employee, Mr.Franz. Stechovice power plant has a control centre for all remaining hydroelectric power plants on the Vltava river. Only one person is employed at the power plant today thanks to the extensive automatization.
Experience what it takes to keep the trams on wheels with a senior employee of the Tram Workshop Michal. You get to see a complete renovation of a tram as well as the day – to – day routine mending jobs. Tram Workshop in Malesice is an authentic Czech work place where improvization is important and spare parts hard to get. Remember that the majority of trams in Prague, T3 originate from 1960s and its manufactor no longer exists.
Visit Prague airport without having to leave the city. Learn about the airport and its daily operations. See behind the scene with a pilot as your guide. Test your aptness to get a job as the airport fireman in their Fireman training centre in the airport itself. Get to understand the signs on the runway, and ask the pilot about anything you always wanted to ask but were never let in the cockpit to do so.
Toyota, Peugeot, Citroen Automobiles (TPCA) is the car factory in the Czech republic with the highest level of automatization. 3 000 employees produce more than 200 thousand cars a year. We get on the factory train that takes us through all levels of production, from welding to the final assembly. We’ll have 2 TPCA employees along with us at all times to answer your questions. After the excursion we stop for lunch at a local restaurant to have a taste of a local cuisine. The tour can be combined with the UNESCO sights in the nearby town of Kutna Hora.
Visit to Skoda auto is a must for any technical school or technically oriented group. The heart of the Czech industry and one of the biggest employer in the country, Skoda has a lot to share: starting with the newly remade Muzeum, a tour in the Skoda factory topped with an excellent lunch at the unique brewery restaurant Skala hooked in a rock some 600 years ago. See the motor of the Czech economy and the biggest working place in the Czech republic within the private sector.
Northern Bohemia is one of the most industrial parts of the Czech Republic. We take you to one of its biggest open coal mines, Bilina to get acquainted with the mine operations as well as to discuss the economic and environmental aspects of coal exploitation with a mine engineer as our guide. We’ll make a break for lunch at the medevial castle Hasistejn and finish our tour in the Church of Assumption of Lady Mary transported 861m on 4 parallel rails in 1975 to demonstrate the communist advancement rather than to save a historical monument.