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Central Europe 2010

Jun 6, 10

Day 11-Vienna to Krakow

Todya we travel by train from Vienna to Krakow. The day started very early, and we will have two train rides before we arrive in Krakow. We arrived in Krakow late afternoon, so had an early dinner and then wlaked around the Old Town. Professor Stolarski is a native of Poland, so we have a tour guide with us all the time!

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Jun 6, 10

Day 10-Vienna

We had a free morning this morning, so the students saw some of the city on our own. We visited the Hofburg palace, where Hitler once spoke to a crowd of Austrians over 75,000 strong! Today, it is mainly museums. Then we went back to the Schonbrunn palace to tour the palace gardens. In the afernoon we met up with the Professors and two local students for a tour of some of Vienna's parks and museums.

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Jun 6, 10

Day 9-Vienna

We spent the day focused on the technical aspect of our program. We were first given a lecture by Professor Habersack of the Vienna's Natural Resource University on programs being developed along the Danube east of Vienna. In the afternoon, we were able to tour the Freudenau hydroelectric power plant just outside of the city.

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Jun 6, 10

Day 8- Bratislava to Vienna

Today we travelled from Bratislava to Vienna. We first stopped at the Schonbrunn Palace. After checking into our hotel, we were given a short walking tour of the historical part of the city.

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Jun 1, 10

Day 7- Bratislava

Today we took a boat tour to Devin to see an even more impressive castle. Some of us also visited Saint Martin's Cathedral.

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Jun 1, 10

Day 6- Bratislava

We spent our first full day in Bratislava seeing some of the touring some of the very impressive structures here.

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May 30, 10

Budapest Pictures

Here si an opportunity to see some of the pictures taken so far.

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May 30, 10

Pictures from Budapest

Here are some pictures taken while in Budapest.

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May 30, 10

Day 5-Budapest to Bratislava

Today we travel from Budapest to Bratislava. We have a private motor coach hired.

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May 30, 10

Day 4-Budapest

Today was a free day for the students. Some of the activities included visiting Roman ruins, visiting the city's gorgeous central park, and guided tour of the city.

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May 30, 10

Day 3-Budapest

Today we had the opportunity to meet some Hungarian civil engineers. We were hosted wonderfully by the staff of the CE department of the Budapest Polytechnic University.

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May 22, 10

Day 2-Lectures About Bridges in Hungary

During our second day in Budapest, the group was hosted by the Budapest Polytechnic University' Civil Engineering department. There were two lectures and we were served lunch.

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May 19, 10

Safe Arrival in Budapest

Everyone safely arrived this afternoon in Budapest. We were given the opportunity of a guided tour of the city, ending with a Hungarian dinner.

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May 10, 10

Travel Itinerary

T3750 Final Itin.doc

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May 10, 10

Syllabus

CE4011_syllabus-2.doc

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May 4, 10

Civil Structures in Central Europe: Old & New, Underground & Above

May 18 -June 7, 2010. The history of Central Europe is written in the structures of the region--Medieval bridges overlook Communist-era apartment buildings, which are overshadowed by the cranes erecting today's most modern buildings and transportation systems.

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