BUSINESS, ECONOMICS & MATHS
Business & Economics 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.
Opel Factory Tour
Opel is one of Europe’s largest automakers, alongside its British sister brand Vauxhall selling over one million vehicles annually. The guided tour takes approximately two hours and incorporates the old-timer garage, the pressing plant, the body construction and the final assembly line.
During the visit, your guide will take you through the baggage handling and customs zones, aircraft waiting areas and 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.
Euro & The Banking City Walking Tour
Frankfurt has gained widespread renown as an international traffic and transport hub, finance centre and trade show location. The Main metropolis 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.
Finance, Business & Euro Metropolis Walking Tour
From a medieval trade fair city to a modern finance metropolis, present-day Frankfurt has gained wide renown as the seat of Germany’s most active stock market and the European Central Bank. Sights include the European Central Bank and the German Federal Bank.
ART & DESIGN
This is Frankfurt’s most prestigious gallery, and houses an impressive collection of German and Dutch Masters and also impressionist and post-impressionist works. This is a very friendly gallery where students and budding artists alike can be seen sketching in every corner.
This gallery is dedicated to ancient and pre-modern sculpture. It has a collection ranging from Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Renaissance pieces. In addition to the museum itself, there are fabulous gardens with numerous sculptures planted in them.
The Museum of Applied Art
Exhibitions here concentrate on graphics, product design and modern appliances complement the permanent display of cultural objects from all over the world.
The Museum of Modern Art
The museum has an impressive collection of American art from the late 1960s to 70s as well as European pieces, including works by Andy Warhol.
Schirn Art Hall
This is one of Germany’s most renowned exhibition institutions. Since 1986 over 100 exhibitions have taken place here including leading exhibitions on Expressionism and Surrealism.
Textile Museum Max Berk
The museum covers three textile themes, the first is historical clothes (robes, costumes, etc), the second includes textiles from all over the world (quilts, goblins etc). The third exhibition displays the production and the subsequent treatment of the textiles and the technical means, which were used (weaver´s looms, sewing machines, printing machines etc).
The Architecture Museum
The DAM’s outstanding architectural collection boasts 160,000 plans, 500 models and various pieces of furniture, depicting all tendencies and periods of the 20th century. Engravings, sketches and drawings from Schinkel to Gehry, provide material for exhibitions with historic themes.
Taunus Film Studio
The visit begins with a ten-minute animated feature film produced at the studios. Students will then be given a tour of the production facilities, an editing suite; film-copying facilities and be allowed to watch a show being recorded on one of the film sets.
The German Film Museum
Students visit two floors of film history, film aesthetics and film technology brought vividly to life. Four to five special exhibitions are staged throughout the year. The museum depicts the development of German film history, individual stars, directors and genres as well as film architecture and costumes etc.
PLACES OF GENERAL INTEREST
Guided Tour of Frankfurt
A sightseeing tour of Frankfurt will offer the opportunity to see all its main attractions. An experienced guide will give information on the history of the city and will be able to answer any questions you have about the city.
Guided Walking Tour of Heidelberg
A walking tour of the Old Town in Heidelberg. This is the historic centre of the town, however, the devastation left by the French means that many of the buildings are of the eighteenth century or later.
Hessian State Parliament
The State Parliament of Hessen is situated in the Stadtschloss of Wiesbaden. During your guided tour, students will be shown around the plenary chamber and official reception rooms. A detailed explanation of the workings of the regional parliament and its role in the country’s federal constitution is included.
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.
The Students Prison
This building was used to detain students between 1712 and 1914 who had been convicted of an offence. Depending on the seriousness of the offence, imprisonment would last from three days to four weeks. Students were allowed, however, to attend lectures. Every inch of every cell is covered with graffiti from its various detainees.
Neckar Valley Trip
The Neckar Valley is a stretch of the dense Oden Forest cut by the Neckar River stretching from Heilbronn to Heidelberg. Today, medieval castles dot the hilltops of the Neckartal and form part of the Burgenstrasse (Castle Road) that stretches from Mannheim to Prague.
Schwetzingen Castle and Gardens
The origins of Schwetzingen Palace lie in a small knightly water palace and extend over an eventful history. Today it still invites visitors to take a walk through the cultural epochs of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Neckar River Cruise
A tour along the Neckar River will offer students the chance to see this area’s sights and the most beautiful part of the Neckar’s landscape from the river.
The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum in the Rothschild Palais in Frankfurt presents the historical development and the social and religious life of Jewish communities in Frankfurt from the 12th to the 20th century. Two exhibitions are available, students can see the development of the Jewish community and the history of the Jews in Germany.