Business Studies School Trips to Munich, Germany
With its inspiring mix of historic buildings and architecture and its new landmarks such as the BMW Welt and the Olympic Stadium, Munich and the surrounding area has become one of Europe’s most dynamic business regions. With a thriving economy driven mainly by technology, the number of multinational companies based here, its location and the vast array of leisure activities make Munich an exciting destination for your students to study business first hand.
Did You Know?
According to Wealthinsight’s ‘World City Millionaire Rankings, May 2013’, the Frankfurt urban area has more millionaires per capita than in any other city surveyed worldwide. Munich comes second!
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Munich Fact File
Most UK airports
1 euro = 100 cents
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1.378 million in Munich, 81.8 million in Germany
GDP per capita:
Business HQs located here:
Siemens A.G. (world’s largest electronics company), BMW, Allianz Insurance as well as the German or European headquarters of many foreign companies like Precision Plus, McDonald’s and Microsoft.
Machinery, Vehicles, Chemicals, Metals & Manufactures, Foodstuffs & Textiles
Climate: (click to enlarge)
Munich Business Studies Recommended Visits
As a booming business hub, Munich is a great choice for business studies students looking to further their understanding of basic business theories and see them put into practise before their very eyes. Below you will find just some of our recommended visits.
With a size of approximately 400,000sqm, Munich Großmarkthalle is the fourth largest municipal market in Europe. Take a tour through the colourful and fragrant world that has a rhythm of its own and a slogan of “Fresh daily!”. Discover exotic, regional, well known and unknown produce.
At the world’s largest wheat beer brewery, students can take a guided tour through the world of Erdinger Weissbier which takes in all the steps of the production process – from the natural ingredients used to the finished product. The brewing process, fermentation and filtration cellars, the bottling plant, the maturing process in the computer-controlled warehouse and then the loading and shipping can all be experienced.
Opened in 2005, the Allianz Arena is one of the finest football stadiums in the world and has a capacity of nearly 70,000 people. The most spectacular aspect of the futuristic construction is the lighting – the façade lights up in various colours depending on which home team is playing, TSV 1860 Munchen or FC Bayern Munchen. Take a guided tour to discover the changing rooms, dugouts and press rooms and discover how this €340 million construction has become one of the city’s most dynamic businesses.
Take a walk through the grounds of the 1972 Olympic Games and view the revolutionary modern architecture including sweeping canopies of acrylic glass and steel cables to imitate the Alps and a beautiful boat lake. Since it’s opening in 1972 this magnificent structure has hosted 31 world, 12 European and 96 German championships as well as a wide variety of other events including concerts and exhibitions.
You can opt for an unguided visit of the park or find out more about how things work behind the scenes by taking a guided tour. This one hour tour will take you through the changing rooms, up to the former boxes of FC Bayern Munchen and TSV 1860 and even gives the football fans amongst you the chance to showcase your skills as you shoot at the goal wall. This is the perfect visit for sports fans!
The BMW Plant
The BMW Plant Munich is the group’s home plant, located in the north of Munich, directly next to the BMW Group Headquarters, the BMW Museum and the BMW Welt. The plant employs a workforce of around 9,000 people from more than 50 countries around the world, including around 700 apprentices. As a part of the BMW Group’s worldwide production network, the BMW Munich Plant builds more than 900 cars and up to 1,400 engines a day.
Guided Tour of Munich
An expertly guided tour of the city allows you to find out more about the interesting culture, diverse history and famous landmarks of Munich. Visit the city’s oldest church, the Peterskirche, pass by the New Town Hall with its famous Glockenspiel and stand in awe of the distinct architecture found at the Frauenkirche – a great way to start your trip and get your bearings of the city! The tourist office provide excellent guides on a variety of walking tours across the city.
Munich Sample Itineraries
Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated School Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group, but just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itinerary created for one of our clients below.
Overview of visits: City Guided Tour, Erdinger Brewery, BMW World, Olympic Village, Großmarkthalle, Viktualienmarkt
Afternoon flight from the UK, arriving in Munich in time for an evening meal at your hostel.View the full day-by-day itinerary
After breakfast head for Munich city centre for a guided tour focusing on the history of this fascinating city as well as insight into why Munich has one of the fastest growing economies in Germany. After lunch, head to the Erdinger Brewery for a 3 hour guided tour which will give you a complete insight into Erdinger Weissbier – from the natural ingredients used to the finished product. After dinner at the hostel, why not head back out for an evening at the local bowling alley?
Start the day with a visit to BMW World and a guided tour of the factory. After the tour, walk across the bridge to the Olympic Village to stop for lunch before a guided tour of the Olympic Stadium. Return to the hostel for an evening meal and an evening to relax – perhaps use our ‘fun files’ booklet to organise a quiz!
Early morning start for a guided tour of the Großmarkthalle in action! After the tour, stop for lunch in the city centre before heading for a tour of the Allianz Arena. Return to the hostel for an evening meal or opt for a meal at the infamous ‘Hofbräuhaus’ to finish off your stay in style!
After breakfast, visit the Viktualienmarkt for some last minute shopping and lunch before returning to the airport for your flight back home.
We have an array of accommodation options in Munich and here are just two of our clients favourites.
A&O Munchen Hackerbrüke
Ideally located in the centre of Munich, the Hackerbrücke hostel presents the perfect base for you and your students to explore Munich. Each of the 200 rooms have their own balcony and private bathroom; there is also a TV and Wi-fi lounge as well as karaoke facilities which make for an entertaining stay.
This friendly family run hotel is located right in the city centre with excellent links to all the major public transport networks, providing easy access to the attractions of this Bavarian capital. All rooms come with private bathroom facilities and flat screen TV.
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