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Deutsche Börse Visitors Center

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Visitors Center

Information on the current situation

Deutsche Börse AG is converting the historic exchange building in downtown Frankfurt and redesigning the Deutsche Börse Visitors Center. Please be aware that the opening of the Deutsche Börse Visitors Center will be postponed due to the measures to contain Covid-19. Therefore, we are currently unable to offer stock exchange visits but offer an online programme of our lectures. If you would like to be kept up to date on current developments, please register for our newsletter

Visitors Center

Understanding stock exchange trading

How does trading in stocks work? What do bull and bear stand for? And what is the significance of the stock market in our daily life? In Deutsche Börse's interactive exhibition you will find answers to these and many other questions. And for those who want to learn more about the stock exchange, we are also offering lectures.

In the Deutsche Börse Visitors Center, the stock exchange can be touched and experienced. In an engaging exhibition you will discover the world of the stock exchange and stock trading at multimedia stations. At the end of the tour you can watch trading at close range: from the Visitors Gallery you can look directly onto the trading floor.

There's more to enjoy:

  • Explore the world of stock markets on the Multimedia Touch Wall. 
  • Get to know the process of a trading transaction.
  • Just try it out: Simulate a stock transaction.
  • Test your stock market knowledge with the quiz “Who becomes a shareholder”?
  • Slip into the role of a trader from the 1980s – with a historical brokerage barrier and trader's office.

Booking of online lectures

The online lectures can be booked by groups of 10 persons or more. To make a booking, simply send us your desired topic and date to visitors.center@deutsche-boerse.com, please also include the number of participants. We look forward to your virtual visit!

Guided tours, lectures and seminars

Learn even more about the stock market in our free standard lectures. Specialised lecture formats and floor tours can be booked for a fee: tailor-made and as exclusive as you wish.

The lecture programme is available from Monday to Friday in German and English. 

Currently available online lectures

Standard introductory lecture

  • First introduction to the stock exchange and securities trading
  • Types of securities, trading venues, market segments, indices, and much more
  • Introduction of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the company Deutsche Börse AG

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for beginners

  • ETFs: features, trading and market overview
  • Active versus passive investment strategies
  • Selection, costs and market trends

200 years of stock trading in Frankfurt

  • The beginnings of stock trading in Frankfurt
  • Stock trading today: from the floor to the electronic marketplace
  • Stocks: characteristics, trading and market overview

Since 1585: History of  the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

  • Fairs, coins, bills of exchange - the origins of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Citizens, royalty, new stock exchanges - the rise of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • War, reconstruction, the computer age - the 20th century

Opening hours

Closed until further notice, please see the information on the current situation.

The Visitors Center is open every trading day from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:30. The holidays Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) and Ascension (Christi Himmelfahrt) are trading days at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange – and the Visitors Center is also open on these days.  

App for the exhibition: Visitors Guide

  • The Deutsche Börse Visitors Center app is not only an interactive audio guide when visiting the exhibition. It also offers concentrated knowledge about the stock exchange and stock trading. As of the opening, you can download the app free of charge from the Google Play Store and the App Store before your visit.

Admission

Closed until further notice, please note the information on the current situation.

Visiting the exhibition with a view of the trading floor is free of charge and possible without prior registration. Please note that special security regulations apply at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In addition to a security check, all visitors aged 16 years and over must present a valid photo ID. Visitors under 16 years of age may enter the exhibition with an accompanying person.

Contact

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