Pre-Conference Tours - Tour I
July 20-23, 2018, Eastern Germany: Berlin to Bonn
Agricultural areas between historical past & modernity, town & country
Duration: 3.5 days
Arriving in Berlin on Friday (July 20), one of the best suited cities in Europe to explore diverse history – young and growing, east and west, from Prussia to the Berlin wall, you may participate in a guided city tour. The next day we will visit two large farms with 4000-8000 ha, including biogas plants and 1000-2500 dairy cows, of the latter one third being milked by 15 robots just installed in 2017 (http://www.agt-eg.de/agriculture_start.php, www.seydaland.net).
We will stay overnight in the small but historic Renaissance town Torgau (http://www.tic-torgau.de/eng/) witnessing over 500 years of the Protestant Reformation initiated by Martin Luther and the encounter of the American and Soviet forces at the end of World War II.
"Annaburger" will give us an insight into the production of agricultural transport vehicles including silage bagging machines (http://www.annaburger.de/en/). At the Saxon State Office you can participate in a workshop on lab scale ensiling trials including diverse ensiling materials and study purposes.
Last night of the excursion will be in Leipzig, a city telling from the Battle of the Nations against Napoleon in 1813 and the Peaceful Revolution in 1989 (http://languages.leipzig.travel/en/).
On Monday, “Südzucker” will guide us through its sugar factory in Zeitz with sugar beet pulp as valuable ensiling material (http://www.suedzucker.de/en/) before we will jointly travel to the conference site by bus.
Price for this tour: € 120.00
The prices for the conference tours include all transfers, accommodation and most meals.