• Between Technology and Tradition


    German engineering
  • Academic Field(s)

    Engineering and Environmental Science

  • Destinations

    Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, and Munich

  • Duration

    14 days

  • Accommodation

    2- and 3-star hotels in Heidelberg, Stuttgart, and Munich

For future engineers wanting to wrap their minds around today’s global economy, visiting Southern Germany places them in the heart of the European and international automobile industry.

Some of the most significant inventions of all time come from this region. Carl Benz, for example, invented the first gasoline powered automobile and his wife Bertha was the first person to make a long-distance journey.

The region continues to be very attractive for automobile companies like BMW, Daimler, and Opel as well as for many other companies operating in the high-tech sector.

  • DAY 1

    • Overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany (group flight can be booked separately)

    Stay 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Frankfurt

    • Arrival at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Welcome dinner at a German restaurant
    • Guest lecture on “Germany and the Importance of the Automobile Industry for the Economy and People”
    • Guided walking tour of Frankfurt

    • Visit the Opel production plant in Rüsselsheim, a German automobile company founded by Adam Opel in 1862
    • Visit the University RheinMain in Rüsselsheim and meet with faculty and students of their Engineering department

    Stay 1 night at a 3-star hotel in Heidelberg

    • Visit EvoBus, one of the leading bus manufacturers worldwide
    • Visit the John Deere plant in Mannheim, where engine performance, possible uses, and the latest technological developments are displayed
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Boat tour on a solar-powered boat on the Neckar River in Heidelberg
    • Admission to the Auto and Technik Museum in Sinsheim to explore their over 3,000 exhibits

    Stay 4 nights at a 2-star hotel in Stuttgart

    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator

    • Visit the Daimler production plant in Stuttgart to see where the engines are being produced
    • Visit an automotive supplier, such as Mahle, a pioneer and technology driver for the mobility of the future
    • Audio-guided tour of the Mercedes Benz Museum
    • Visit the Stuttgart Television Tower, the technical prototype for nearly all television towers throughout the world
    • Free day in Stuttgart

    Stay 4 nights at a 3-star hotel in Munich

    • Visit KUKA AG in Augsburg, one of the leading suppliers of robotics and system engineering
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Free time in Munich
  • DAY 11-14: MUNICH

    • Visit a company, such as TÜV SÜD, one of the world’s leading technical service organizations
    • Admission to the Deutsches Museum, one of the first scientific-technological museums in the world
    • Visit the MAN production plant, where heavy series with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 18 to 41 tons are manufactured
    • Guided tour of the BMW World, showing the brands of the BMW Group in an extraordinary architectural setting
    • Free day to further explore the city
    • Farewell dinner at a Bavarian restaurant
    • Departure from Munich Airport (MUC)
  • What’s included in this sample itinerary:

    Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • cultural excursions and field trips with local, bilingual guides • entrance fees and reservations •  accommodation in 2- and 3-star hotels (twin rooms for students; single room for the faculty) • daily breakfast • welcome and farewell dinner • local transportation by private bus as needed • public transportation passes in Frankfurt (city area 5000), Stuttgart (zone 1), and Munich (zone M) • on-site coordinator during excursions • orientation sessions • time to study, instruct, and explore

  • Program fee starting at € 2,030 per participant based on a group size of 15
  • All program fees are calculated to include participation of one accompanying faculty or group leader.
  • Prices are based on a minimum number of 15 or 20 paying participants.
  • The actual quote for a tailored program will vary depending on different factors, for example: the actual program dates, the final participant number, the duration of the program, the visits and excursions included, as well as varying exchange rates

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