Business Studies School Trip To Munich
Dynamic Munich is the bustling Capital of Bavaria and a key industrial and business centre for students to uncover and learn from.
Media at the Bavaria Film City
German design and engineering at BMW Museum and BMW World
Allianz Arena, home to Bayern Munich
Developments in science & technology at the Deutsches Museum
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
The Museum, designed in the shape of a futuristic silver bowl, presents the history of BMW from 1916 to the present day. A large collection including engines, turbines, aircraft, motorcycles, and vehicles shows BMW’s technical development throughout the company’s history. There is also a look into future technologies. Current topical themes are explored such as alternative propulsion methods and, recycling.
This is a car collection point for new owners and a BMW brand themed attraction showcasing technologies, engine construction and the design process. It offers a wide range of activities and exhibitions which combine engineering, design and innovation in an impressive modern building. Experience BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce at BMW World.
Tthis landscaped park and former site of the 1972 Olympics is now a much loved recreational space featuring an indoor pool and ice rink, lakes, bicycle paths, concert venues, restaurants and a football stadium. The 50 metre-high Olympic Hill or the Olympic Tower (290m) are good spots to view the roofs of Munich and the mountains beyond, and there is a Sea-life Centre in the Park.
Experience the world of science and technology, from their origins to the present day, in 50 exhibition areas covering some 47 000 square metres. Highlights include the first motorised aircraft built by the Wright brothers, the U1 submarine, Conrade Zuse’s Z3 first programme controlled computer and Diesel’s original engine. The museum also provides an opportunity for some hands-on experiments.
There are three themed exhibition halls covering city transport, travel and mobility and technology, telling the story of an inner-city transport system. Exhibits including a German high speed intercity train and an old steam engine. There are Formula 1 and vintage cars including the first Benz car and a BMW motorbike which held the world speed record in 1935.
The historic buildings of this former military airbase house a display of aircraft including a Horten glider built in the 1940s. There is a collection of vertical take-off and landing planes developed in the 1950s and 60s, helicopters, military aircraft and light aircraft. There are Russian planes from the Cold War period, and visitors can see planes being restored at the on-site workshop.
The Allianz Arena is one of Europe’s most modern and visually impressive football stadiums and home of FC Bayern München since 2006. The Arena behind-the scenes tour starts with a film telling the story of the Allianz Arena so far. After that, the guided tour takes in the upper tier, the sponsors’ lounge, the stadium interior, the press club, the dressing rooms, the player’s tunnel, and the outside of the stadium.
Take an informative 12km coach tour around Munich’s busy International airport. The route passes terminals 1 and 2, the two runways and two fire stations. The tour also passes the freight buildings and maintenance hangars, the engine testing facility and storage tanks. The visit will provide interesting information about how the airport operates.
Bavaria Film City is a TV and film studio site and media campus just south of Munich, one of the oldest and largest in Europe. Take a 90 minute behind the scenes guided tour through the film production site to learn about the television shows and films which are produced here. Enjoy the 4D Motion Adventure Cinema and many other attractions. Separate full-day film workshops are also available for school groups.
Take a coach to Ingolstadt, the home town of Audi. The Audi Forum offers visitors the opportunity to discover the Audi brand. The Museum Mobile showcases the brand history of the brand through a collection of Vintage and Classic cars, reconstructed scenes and multi-media. Take a guided tour of the production plant (week-days only). See the metal pressing facility and the robot ballet as the car parts are assembled.
Learn about the production process of Erdinger Weissbier at the Erdinger Brewery. A guided tour will give an insight into how this popular wheat beer is brewed and bottled. Learn about the raw materials, the brewing process, the fermentation and filtration cellars, the high tech bottling plant, the maturing process and distribution. Students must be over 14 years old.
Visit the MAN Truck and Bus Forum in the Munich suburbs and see behind the scenes at this high tech manufacturer of commercial vehicles. See the truck production plant and follow the process as the cab is assembled with the chassis. Gain an insight into MAN tradition, innovation and branding.
Marienplatz is dominated by the New Town Hall built in Flemish Gothic style in the 19th century. At 11.00 am, 12 and 5pm visitors watch the famous Glockenspiel or carillon, where figures perform a dance, originally performed in the Middle Ages, to mark the end of the plague. The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) was originally built in the 15th century, and was reconstructed in the original style following destruction in WWII.
Why groups like it:
- Visit Germany, Europe’s largest economy and one of the world’s largest economy
- Experience traditional and modern methods of production
- Learn how science and technology is connected to the design and manufacturing process.
- See the historical development of brands such as BMW
- Understand Germany’s role as a global manufacturer and the implications of a global economy
- Evaluate the social and environmental considerations in production and its location
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Understand the main features of different types of markets
- See how trading affects the economy and its global impact
- Consider the importance of the brand to the success of a product
- Gain an understanding of the concepts of demand and supply
- Consider the environmental impact of production and green initiatives