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European Central Bank opens its doors on Saturdays

22 June 2016
  • Once a month, on every first Saturday, registered visitors can explore the ECB building
  • Guided tours in English or German will take visitors around the Grossmarkthalle and the office tower
  • The ECB has also increased its capacity for pre-booked group visits

The European Central Bank (ECB) is opening its doors to registered visitors for guided tours. For the first time since the ECB moved into its new headquarters at the end of 2014, members of the public will be able to explore the office tower and the historical Grossmarkthalle, and enjoy a breathtaking view of Frankfurt from the 27th floor.

The tours will start on 2 July and take place on the first Saturday of every month, at least until the end of the year. Between 12:00 and 16.30, groups of up to 25 people will be offered guided tours in English or German lasting about one hour.

The ECB has also increased its capacity for welcoming visitor groups to the central bank at other times. It invites schools, students and other groups to register for visits. Such educational visits cover, for example, the history and functioning of the euro area, and more specific topics can be arranged on request.

More information on visiting the ECB can be found on the “Visiting the ECB > Architecture and art visits” section of the ECB’s website.

For media queries, please contact Rocío Gonzalez / Stefan Ruhkamp, tel.: +49 69 1344 6451

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