The robots they used in assembly were amazing precision engineers and moved as easily and
smoothly as if they had a mind of their own. At the end of the tour we watched in disbelief as we
witnessed a new custom-made BMW drive away every 60 seconds. Our bus brought us back to
Straubing after a fantastic trip and all the exchange partners got off in town to have some time to
enjoy the delicious ice-cream parlours.
On Friday morning our group met at the train station at 9 am to go to a beautiful nearby city called
Regensburg. In Regensburg we had a guided tour of the city and learned about the fascinating
history, interesting legends and went sightseeing through the old town with small streets and
cobbled paths. We also had plenty of time to try Currywurst (curried sausage) and go shopping for
presents and souvenirs.
Over the course of the weekend we spent a lot of time with our exchange partners and their
families. One lucky member of our group was even brought to Vienna for the entire weekend. On
Saturday all the German and Irish students met at the train station and travelled independently to
Munich. On Sunday we managed to relax a little from all the hectic activities.
Monday morning all the German students were in school, so we went with them. We met Herr
Schwarz in the canteen and he gave us a tour of the school which began with a friendly greeting
from the principal to welcome us. The school was under construction but we still got to see its
classrooms, laboratories, and common rooms for senior students.