Study Abroad in Music History in Germany and Austria, Study & Travel Program

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Music History in Germany & Austria: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 5 to Berlin | Inbound: June 27 from Vienna

Music History in Germany and Austria

Academic Program: June 7 - June 26

Sunday, June 5

Optional overnight flight from U.S. to Berlin.*

Monday, June 6

Arrive in Berlin. Transfer to accommodation.* Orientation meeting with AIFS staff.

Tuesday, June 7

Morning introductory class followed by guided sightseeing tour of Berlin including a tour of the Reichstag. Welcome dinner at a traditional German restaurant.

Wednesday, June 8

Morning class. Free afternoon. Evening performance at the Berlin Philharmonic or Opera.

Thursday, June 9

Morning class followed by an afternoon on Museum Island with entrances included to the Pergamon Museum, Bode-Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum for self-exploration.

Friday, June 10

Transfer from Berlin to Leipzig by train and check into accommodations in Leipzig. Guided walking tour of Leipzig. Annual Bach Festival concert in the Thomaskirche.

Saturday, June 11

Morning class. Bach’s coffee house culture tour followed by tours of St. Thomas Church and the Bach Museum.

Sunday, June 12

Free morning. Afternoon walking tour focusing on Romantic composers such as the Schumanns and Mendelssohn who “rediscovered” Bach.

Monday, June 13

Morning Class. Lunchtime concert in the Musiksalon of the Mendelssohn Haus Museum followed by self-guided visits to it and the Schumann Haus Museum.

Tuesday, June 14

Morning Class. Afternoon visit to the Edvard Grieg Memorial and Meeting Place.

Wednesday, June 15

Transfer from Leipzig to Munich by train and check into accommodations in Munich. Guided walking tour of Munich old town.

Thursday, June 16

Morning class followed by a visit to the Münchner Stadtmuseum with musical instrument collections.

Friday, June 17

Full-day excursion to the Richard-Strauss-Institute as well as entrance to Neuschwanstein Castle with free time to explore.

Saturday, June 18

Open air performance as part of the Bayerische Staatsoper annual Opera Festival. Balance of the day free.

Sunday, June 19

Transfer from Munich to Salzburg by train and check into accommodations in Salzburg. Guided walking tour of Salzburg with a singing guide.

Monday, June 20

Visit to the house where Mozart was born followed by entrance to the Hohensalzburg Fortress by mountain railway.

Tuesday, June 22

Transfer from Salzburg to Vienna by train and check into accommodations in Vienna. Afternoon class followed by an evening performance at the Musikverein Wein.

Wednesday, June 22

Guided music history themed tour of Vienna including a visit to the Zentralfriedhof of Vienna where many famous historical figures and composers are buried. Entrance to the interactive Haus Der Musik Museum.

Thursday, June 23

Guided visit to the Mozartwohnung at the Wien Museum. Coffee and Cake at a traditional Viennese Coffehouse. Evening concert by the Mozart Ensemble at the Mozarthaus, Vienna’s oldest concert hall.

Friday, June 24

Guided visits to the Beethoven Museum and Eroicahaus followed by a final course wrap-up and exam preparation session.

Saturday, June 25

Morning final exam followed by a free balance of the afternoon. Farewell group dinner.

Sunday, June 26

Program ends. Optional return flight to the U.S.*

Dates and itinerary are subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.

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