Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt school trip
    The historic Römerburg offers a traditional contrast to the futuristic skyline of 'Mainhattan'.
  • maths school trip to Frankfurt
    Mathematicians and financiers might like to take a trip to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • economics / business studies school trip to Frankfurt
    Frankfurt is a fantastic destination for an economics school trip.
  • Frankfurt school trip
    Capital of finance for continental Europe, Frankfurt is home to over 400 financial institutions.
  • Frankfurt school trip
    Beyond its strong financial credentials, Frankfurt is also an excellent destination for students of art.

Tim was extremely helpful and accommodating. I couldn’t ask for a more professional and polite service. The boys had a fantastic time and everything was spot on. Thank you. DD, Chatham Grammar School for Boys

Best known as a centre for business and capital of finance for Continental Europe, Frankfurt-am-Main is renowned for its futuristic skyline, ‘Mainhattan’, home to some 400 financial institutions including the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, one of the world’s largest.

Yet Frankfurt also maintains an olde-worlde feel that one might expect from a city with a history dating back as far as the Holy Roman Empire, with its traditional Germanic timbered architecture and cobbled streets, particularly around the Sachsenhausen and the Römerburg, the city’s medieval square, home to the city’s Gothic town hall and Alte Nikolaikirche.

Dissected by the River Main, the bulk of Frankfurt’s touristic attractions are largely to be found on its northern bank. A walk along the south side of the river however not only offers you great views of the Frankfurt skyline, but also brings you to Museumsufer, home to a myriad of museums including, amongst others, the Städel Museum, the German Film Museum, Architecture Museum and Museum of Applied Arts.

Ideal for students of business, economics, mathematics and art & design, not to mention German, a Frankfurt school trip is sure to thrill future financiers and eager economists.

Typical Accommodation

We work with a number of different hostels and 2*/3* hotels in and around this German city. Please let us know your requirements and we will be happy to recommend suitable accommodation to suit your Frankfurt school trip itinerary and budget.

Frankfurt School Trip – Subject Suitability

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All tours will be tailor made to suit each individual group, but here is a suggestion for a Frankfurt school trip:

Sample Itinerary – 4 Days by Air

Day 1 – Journey to the airport for your direct flight to Frankfurt. On arrival, see the main sights of Frankfurt aboard a cruise along the River Main before transferring to your hotel in time for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 2 – This morning, a guided walking tour introduces you to Frankfurt’s financial and business district, learning about the city’s historical journey from a medieval trade fair city to a modern financial metropolis. You’ll see all the main financial and banking institutions situated within the skyscrapers of ‘Mainhattan’ and get an aerial overview of the city from the 200-metre-high observation deck at Main Tower.

This afternoon, delve deeper into the world of finance with visits to the European Central Bank, looking at the role of the bank within a European context. You’ll also get to see the trading floor of the Deutsche Börse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange in action).

Day 3 – Today’s itinerary can be tailored to suit your group’s particular subject focus. If you’d like to continue the theme of finance and figures, head north of Frankfurt to the town of Giessen where you’ll find Mathematikum, a unique museum with over 150 different exhibits dedicated to the world of maths.

If your group has more of an art focus, why not try the Städel Museum, containing a wealth of art by great names including Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso, the Museum of Applied Arts, with its particular emphasis on design and fashion, or the MMK Museum of Modern Art.

There’s also a number of interesting visit options around the city for a number of subjects including film, religious studies, communication, science, history, architecture and archaeology.

Alternatively, consider an excursion south to the beautiful university town of Heidelberg, which provided inspiration for the likes of Mark Twain, William Turner and Frankfurt’s most famous son, Goethe.

Day 4 – Last minute shopping perhaps, before the transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

Travel Options

  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Frankfurt.

Popular Visits & Excursions

Römerburg – The heart of the Altstadt, Frankfurt’s beautiful central square with its gabled houses makes for a lovely backdrop to the city’s annual Christmas Market.
Main River Cruise – A great way to see the city, particularly the high-rise buildings making up ‘Mainhattan’.
European Central Bank – With a brand new visitor centre opening in the second half of 2016, learn more about the role of this important financial institution as well as economic trends and concepts.
Frankfurt Stock Exchange – A visit to Germany’s principal stock exchange begins with an overview of the daily business of floor and Xetra trading, followed by an opportunity to watch the trading floor in action from the visitors’ gallery.
Deutsche Bank – Tours of the Deutsche Bank building and presentations aimed at school groups are available.
Deutsche Bundesbank – Reopening at the end of 2016, the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Money Museum looks at the history and function of money as well as monetary policy and the foreign exchange. Tours, lectures and activities aimed at school groups are available.
Main Tower – A trip to the observation deck of Frankfurt’s Main Tower, set some 200 metres above ground level, offers some magnificent views over Frankfurt and the surrounding region.
Städel Museum – Germany’s oldest museum, the Städel contains a world-renowned collection of paintings spanning the 14th to the 20th centuries. Highlights include works by Dürer, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Monet, Picasso, Giacometti and Bacon.
MMK Museum of Modern Art – Housed in one of the world’s most spectacular examples of postmodern museum architecture, the MMK collection includes superb examples of European and American art of the 1960s, as well as international contemporary art.
Museum of Applied Arts – Focusses on the perception of currents and developments in society with a special emphasis on design and fashion.
Museum of Ancient Sculpture – Known locally as the Liebieghaus, this collection offers an overview of five thousand years of sculpture from Ancient Egypt to Neoclassicism.
German Architecture Museum – Europe’s very first museum devoted to the theme of architecture, the DAM stages changing exhibitions devoted to national and international architecture as well as urban planning.
Archaeological Museum – Devotes itself to the investigation, documentation and presentation of archaeological findings of Frankfurt and its environs from pre-historic times, the Roman period, the Middle Ages and the modern era.

 

Senckenberg Museum – One of Europe’s largest museums of natural history, with exhibitions ranging from dinosaurs up to today’s animals and the evolution of living organisms on earth.
German Film Museum – The Deutsches Filmmuseum is dedicated to the medium of film, showcasing its history and  influence through exhibitions and screenings.
Museum of Communication – Housed in an impressive building, this hands-on museum charts the history of communication. Highlights include tips on how to make invisible ink and decipher codes.
Frankfurt Goethe Museum and Goethe House – Birthplace of Germany´s most famous author and poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Frankfurt Airport Tour – Go behind the scenes at Germany’s largest airport. Watch the bustling activity on the apron alongside the terminals before proceeding past the parallel runways to the southern part of the airport where you’ll see the Lufthansa maintenance base for the Airbus A380, and get a close-up look at cargo jumbos. (Tours available in German only) .
Experiminta – One of Frankfurt’s newest museums, this is an interactive centre for maths, computing, science and technology.
Judengasse Museum – Part of the Jewish Museum (closed for renovations until 2018), the Judengasse tells the story of Frankfurt’s former Jewish ghetto, spanning over 300 years of urban history.
Eintracht Frankfurt Museum – Housed at the Commerzbank Arena, this museum details the sporting history of Frankfurt’s Bundesliga football team, Eintracht.

Elsewhere

Mathematikum – Located in the town of Giessen, an hour north of Frankfurt, this unique museum is devoted to the subject of maths, with over 150 different, hands-on exhibits presenting maths in all its various forms in a fun and imaginative way.
Heidelberg – An hour south of Frankfurt, Heidelberg is a beautiful university town situated on the banks of the River Neckar, most famous for its hilltop castle.
Mannheim – A town devoted to industry, situated one hour south of Frankfurt, you’ll find a number of big factory plants here including the John Deere Forum, showcasing tractors and agricultural machinery.
Stuttgart – A two-hour drive south of Frankfurt, Stuttgart makes for an excellent day trip, particularly to visit the Porsche and Mercedes museums located here.

Frankfurt school trip images © Deutsche Zentrale fur Tourismus e.V., Jochen Keute, Tourismus + Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main, Holger Ullmann Dietmar Rabich.