Hello everyone and nice that you (again) stop by our blog. I’ve been back in Germany for a few days now and one thing is clear: it’s definitely not going to be boring! What surprises were waiting for me here and how plans had to be changed significantly, I want to tell you in this post.
A stopover turns into an unexpected long stay
First, the days back in Germany are marked by a lot of stress and numerous preparations for the #ContiEuropeanRoadshow in the UK. That means a lot of laundry and a real jungle of paperwork. We also implemented the changes to the show truck that I reported on in my article “Four weeks, four countries – a great success” and got it ready for the onward journey. Before heading off dressed up for the stopover in Frankfurt, the show truck and I attended a great event at Continental in Hanover, which I really enjoyed.
The Continental plant in Hanover-Vinnhorst. Photo: Ronny Nittmann
Then the road show hit the road again. Next stop: the TechShow in Frankfurt. In addition to exciting exhibits and many familiar Continental faces, there was, for example, a press conference to introduce the more environmentally friendly UltraContact NXT tire. From there, it was supposed to head for England.
But due to missing papers from the authorities, we unfortunately had to cancel the June trip to the UK and are working on finding a new date for the trip to the UK later this year or next year. So, the Afternoon Tea will have to wait for us for a while.
Home sweet home and everyday life
So, it’s back to Hanover, where after the first exciting weeks of the #ContiEuropeanRoadshow, a bit of everyday life is returning. And I have to admit: It’s good to be home! My colleagues have given me a warm welcome, I have some of my loved ones with me and your own bed is the nicest after all. Until the roadshow continues, I’ll be doing some small jobs in Hanover and driving to Eislingen for Continental.
Short break near Hammelburg in Bavaria. Photo: Ronny Nittmann.
Soon, however, I’ll be leaving the German roads again – for Belgian chocolate!
Until then – see you on the road,
PS: My home country has a lot to offer – even if it has rhythm disturbances and the roads are characterized by numerous road works. Who of you has been to Germany before? Feel free to tell us about your personal highlights!