Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Touring a carmaker

The Slovak arm of German carmaker VW, interesting for visitors.

(Source: Courtesy of VW Slovakia)

A record number of people, 17,300, from around the world visited the premises of the oldest carmaker in Slovakia, Volkswagen Slovakia in 2015. Compared with the previous year this is a 6-percent increase.

“Guided tours of the Bratislava plant that features several features that are unique in the world of the automotive industry, are an interesting alternative to historical sights of Bratislava,” Lenka Holešová, head of the Event&Experience VW SK wrote in a press release. “These are production of five car brands under one roof, complexity of production of several kinds of propulsion or robotising.”     

The month of May was the strongest in terms of the number of visitors. Apart from the EU, visitors arrived from the USA, Japan, China, Canada, Russia, Australia and Kazakhstan. A drive in a Volkswagen Touareg on an off-road course or a drive in an electric Volkswagen e-up! were also strong attractions for visitors.

Topic: Tourism and travel in Slovakia


This article is also related to other trending topics: Automotive

Top stories

UPDATED: Slovakia’s Kuzmina wins Olympic gold Video

The Slovak biathlete dominates the 12.5km race at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

Anastasiya Kuzmina

Slovakia ends last in its preliminary group Photo

Slovenia defeated the Slovak team on shootouts.

Slovak archaeologists discover a key to understanding the Maya

Revolutionary laser technology has changed the view of current knowledge about the ancient Mayas. Slovak experts' findings are part of a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.

Slovaks participate in a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.

Will Kiska run for president?

Media reports suggest that Andrej Kiska will not run again. How does the situation look one year ahead of presidential election?

President Andrej Kiska