Business & Economics Trips to Frankfurt
Known as “Mainhattan” due to the glinting glass, steel and concrete skyscrapers which characterise its Main River skyline, Frankfurt is a high-powered finance and business hub, home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges as well as the gleaming new headquarters of the European Central Bank. It is also a compact city with areas of old world charm which makes it a fantastic, and often overlooked, destination for Business and Economics students.
The soon to open visitors centre at the ECB will add another excellent venue to the existing tours available at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the headquarters of Deutsche Bank. Complement these financial institutions by heading to Mannheim to see John Deere Tractors role off the production line and view the industrial harbour area which is one of the most important inland harbour ports handling millions of tonnes of freight annually.
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5
- Understanding the nature and purpose of Business
- Understanding management, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing performance
- Decision making to improve human resource performance
- International trade and the global economy
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Depart UK airport for flight to Frankfurt||Transfer to your accommodation. Finance, Business & Euro Metropolis Guided Tour||Evening meal at a local restaurant|
|2||Presentation at Deutsche Bank||Visit to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange||Evening meal at a local restaurant|
|3||Visit to the European Central Bank||Guided tour and Business Lecture at Commerzbank-Arena||Evening meal at a local restaurant|
|4||Visit to the John Deere Plant and free time sightseeing in Heidelberg||Transfer to airport for return flight||Arrive UK|
|Morning||Depart UK airport for flight to Frankfurt|
|Afternoon||Transfer to your accommodation. Finance, Business & Euro Metropolis Guided Tour|
|Evening||Evening meal at a local restaurant|
|Morning||Presentation at Deutsche Bank|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange|
|Evening||Evening meal at a local restaurant|
|Morning||Visit to the European Central Bank|
|Afternoon||Guided tour and Business Lecture at Commerzbank-Arena|
|Evening||Evening meal at a local restaurant|
|Morning||Visit to the John Deere Plant and free time sightseeing in Heidelberg|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight|
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Reasons to Visit
The Euro & Banking City Walking Tour
Frankfurt has gained widespread renown as an international traffic and transport hub, finance centre and trade show location. The Main metropolosis lies at the heart of the Rhine-Main region and is one of Europe's most productive and dynamic locations. Its development from a medieval trading centre to its current position as a modern and pulsating finance metropolis is at the core of this themed tour.
German Stock Exchange
The visit begins with an audio-visual presentation explaining how the Stock Exchange works. Following the video, the group can see the stock exchange itself from the spectator’s gallery. There are phones in different languages, explaining the different areas of activity.
European Central Bank Visitors Centre
The European Central Bank (ECB) is planning to create a Visitor Centre in its main building, with a focus on the bank's role in the European context. The opening of the Centre is planned for the second half of 2016.
Money Museum of the Deutsche Bundesbank
In six thematic “scenes” the Money Museum demonstrates exciting economic and political relationships and makes the history of money seem more real. The first scene focuses on numismatics and money technology, with historical coins from all over world, from antiquity to the present. An extensive collection of paper money and many other means of payment are also shown here. Objects relating to money, from techniques for producing money such as coin presses to displays on recognising counterfeit money complete the collection. Here, visitors can even test to see if the bills in their own wallets or purses are real. The other five areas focus on monetary and foreign exchange policy, the meaning of monetary value and stability and the special role of the central bank itself. Interactive information programmes and computer games in each “scene” illustrate the background of economic terms and connections. Central, current and complex topics are discussed as part of guided tours, lectures and special evenings at the museum. The specialised library, the historical archive and the comprehensive press archives are open to anyone who is interested in using them.
The Commerzbank-Arena offers guided stadium tours that include the dressing rooms, VIP facilities, press areas, and the Eintracht Frankfurt museum. The tours last 60 to 90 minutes. It is also possible to arrange a business lecture at the stadium to enhance your visit and learn more about the business of running the arena.
Frankfurt Airport Tour
During the visit your guide will take you through the baggage handling and customs zones, aircraft waiting areas & freight centre. This extended tour gives you an unforgettable glimpse behind the scenes of a world-class airport. They explain the operations as well as the history and planned future development of Frankfurt Airport. As an additional highlight, this tour takes you past CargoCity South to give you a look at Lufthansa's A380 maintenance base, the cargo terminals, and the site of the future Terminal 3.
John Deere Plant Mannheim
The Mannheim factory is the hub of John Deere tractor production in Europe. In all, more than 1.4 million tractors have rolled off the lines at Mannheim since the early 1920s. But over a third of these were built during the past decade and a half alone. Follow the tracks of tractor history at the John Deere Forum or take a guided factory tour to see the production and assembly lines of this famous brand.
Museum of Communication
At this museum, visitors gain a comprehensive insight into the history of communication. Visitors can experience the development of 2,500sqm of communication.
Opel Factory in Rüsselsheim
Opel is one of Europe’s largest automakers, alongside its British sister brand Vauxhall selling over one million vehicles annually. Opel is conducting the largest model offensive in its history and will introduce 27 new vehicles and 17 new engines by 2018. The guided tour takes approx. two hours and incorporates the old-timer garage, the pressing plant, the body construction and the final assembly line.
The Römerberg is Frankfurt’s old central square. Ornately gabled half-timbered buildings, reconstructed after WWII, give an idea of how beautiful the city’s medieval core once was. In the square's centre is the Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen ; in 1612, at the coronation of Matthias, the fountain ran with wine. This area makes a lovely contrast to modern high rise skyline of the city.
Frankfurt’s historical old town is brightly illuminated by thousands of fairy lights reflecting off the windows of the square’s traditional half-timbered houses. With the scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine the Frankfurt Christmas Market will give your students the opportunity to experience a traditional European Christmas market.
Frankfurt's skyline wouldn't be the same without the Main Tower, one of the tallest and most distinctive high-rises in town. A great place to get a feel for ‘Mainhattan’ is 200m above street level, on the observation platform reached by lift in a mere 45 seconds. Be prepared for airport-type security. It closes during thunderstorms.
Main River Cruise
Enjoy Frankfurt's stunning skyline aboard a cruise ship on the Main River. The beautiful old houses opposite the city on the Museumsufer, the cathedral and historical museum, the skyscrapers and the green river banks. You will see all this from a tour on the river. The onboard audio commentary in English tells you about history and the highlights you pass long the cruise.
Day Trip to Heidelberg
Heidelberg castle is the centrepiece of all the famous views of this town. The castle is made up of various magnificent buildings dating from different periods. Despite its ruined condition, enough of its original splendour remains to make it well worth a visit.
Schwetzingen Castle and Gardens
The origins of Schwetzingen Palace lie in a small knightly water palace and extend over an eventful history up to its greatest period of courtly splendour under the government of Elector Carl Theodor (1724-1799). The then summer residence lies in the midst of a complex of palace gardens unequalled in all of Europe.
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What You Say
This is the eigth tour I have booked with European Study Tours (across two schools) and in terms of content/visit quality, it was definitely the best. Frankfurt's visits were perfect for economists and challenged our students academically. Abingdon School