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PLANUM company outing 2021

Multimodal and environmentally friendly.

In the spirit of multimobility, the 2021 company outing led to Carinthia, PLANUM’s second location in the center of Klagenfurt. By bus, train, on foot, boat and e-scooter, our employees were on the road for a day.

We arrived in the provincial capital from Graz by ÖBB bus via Wolfsberg after 2 hours (from December 2025, with the opening of the Koralm railroad connection, it will only take 45 minutes! This will bring the PLANUM locations even closer together). After a short ride on the train, we walked to the boat landing on Lake Wörthersee. Leisurely at breakfast we were on the way to Pörtschach. There an exciting lecture from SURAAA project manager Walter Prutej about autonomous driving was waiting for us. Pörtschach currently has the only autonomous scheduled bus in Austria. The tingles through the center of Pörtschach to the train station and back.
The planned test drive in the 8-seater was postponed because the bus sensors are still a bit sensitive to rain showers. This technology is still in the development phase, but it will clearly have a lasting impact on our mobility future. Contrary to the forecasts, we headed for the southern shore of Lake Wörthersee in sunshine on the deck of the ship, complete with beer. From Reifnitz we went by bus to the Pyramidenkogel– with the highest wooden tower (100m) in the world. After 441 steps we reached the highest viewing platform at 67 m and were rewarded with a breathtaking view in all directions.

Besides the beauty of Carinthia with its mountains and lakes, as well as the view to the borders of the neighboring countries Italy and Slovenia, it became apparent that foresight is necessary to recognize new perspectives and possibilities for the future. This view also shapes the work of PLANUM and its employees in the fields of mobility, spatial planning and environment. Using the tower’s slide, we all arrived safely at the bottom in seconds. We always take the direct route where possible. Afterwards we ended the day comfortably at the new office location (since August 1, 2021) at Domplatz.