8.08.2017Bayer 04

Werkself gain insights into the world of Bayer

The Werkself gained exciting insights into the world of Bayer AG on Tuesday. With the exception of the injured Tin Jedvaj, the players, coaching staff plus sporting director Rudi Völler and CEO Michael Schade paid a visit to the parent company at the BayKomm visitor centre in the afternoon.

"We have invited our first team players here today to show the team what Bayer is all about and what our company actually does. The team should experience our scientific work with all their senses today," explained  communications director Sonja Diewerge.

The Bayer 04 players spent an hour in small groups finding out about the different work areas of Bayer AG via lectures, films and interactive exhibits. The workshops provided the opportunity to test body scanners or experiment using test tubes to determine pH values.


Heiko Herrlich and Kai Havertz additionally had the chance to get to know their bodies a bit better. With the help of Bayer employees, the Werkself head coach was able to identify his own DNA in an experiment. The youngster Kai Havertz slipped into a so-called ageing suit that enabled the 18-year-old  to appreciate the typical limitations experienced by older people such as impaired vision or reduction in strength. In spite of the circumstances, Kai Havertz still showed his above-average talent by demonstrating his ball control.

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