Exploring Frankfurt, the financial capital of the Eurozone
Cass has a number of international electives for the master’s courses and this year, the MSc Finance travelled to Frankfurt for a trip based around the European Central Bank (ECB).
During our first day in Frankfurt, we had a walking tour organised in the east end of Frankfurt and the area surrounding the new ECB building. It was a great informative tour on how the area has developed from a working-class neighbourhood to the home of the ECB as well as a large number of apartment blocks.
In the afternoon, we had a talk organised at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof. The talk illuminated the strengths and the weaknesses of the German economy and the general culture of businesses within the country. After the talk, we were offered tickets to catch the views of the city from the top of the main tower.
Day 2 started with a trip to the ECB building. The mainpurpose of this trip was to attend a talk by economists on how Brexit will have an effect on the UK as well as the rest of EU. This was a very interesting talk as it gave us a great insight into what to expect in the future in relation to Brexit and what has already happened in the UK and EU because of Brexit.
Following the talk, we had a tour of the Geldmuseum at the Deutsche Bundesbank. The tour consisted of the history of the euro as well as the history of money, how money originated and what different civilisations used as money. After our time in the museum, we then had some spare time to explore the city. We decided to head to the Main Tower as the sky was clear. We were not disappointed and we got an amazing aerial view of the city.
The next day, after a full weekend of learning and exploring, we flew back to London.
Ismail Khan, MSc Finance (2020)
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