School Trips to Austria

School Trips to Austria

A fantastic destination for psychology and sociology students, school trips to Austria allow pupils to delve into the life and theories of Sigmund Freud. With his former apartment now an excellent museum documenting his work, pupils can get to grips with his theories during their school trip. Exploring Jewish Vienna is also a great learning experience for pupils, with a wealth of information about how the Jews were persecuted throughout history.

At WST, our in-house destination and subject experts can help you arrange every aspect of your Austria school trip, from booking accommodation to finding appropriate transport. We can also recommend study visits that meet your students’ specific learning objectives.

We offer the following fantastic school trips to Austria:

 

Top Attractions

Sigmund Freud Museum & Tour

The home of Sigmund Freud before he was forced to flee Vienna due to the Nazi invasion, Freud lived at his former residence for 47 years prior to his departure to London in 1938. His former apartment has since been turned into a fascinating museum, showcasing much of the original furniture, Freud’s private collection of antiques and many first editions of his works. Students can wander the museum, learning about Freud’s life and the development of psychoanalysis.

Jewish Vienna Walking Tour

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With the Jewish community of Vienna enduring a diverse and ever-changing history, Austria school trips let students explore the treatment of the Jewish population over time. From receiving privileges of protection to being blamed for Vienna’s appalling living conditions and being driven out of the capital, students can take a walking tour of the key Jewish sites during their school trip to Vienna, learning about how the perception of the Jewish community evolved over time.

Fool’s Tower (Narrenturm)

Europe’s oldest mental health institution, Narrenturm housed mental health patients from the late 18th century. Psychology and sociology pupils can take a guided tour of the spherical building, with their guide offering key insights into the history of the former hospital. Now home to the Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum, pupils can explore the exhibits, discovering more about the history of medicine and how society felt towards those who were mentally ill during that period.

 

Accommodation

At WST, we have a number of accommodation options for Austria school trips. We have carefully selected our Vienna accommodation to ensure all our choices are highly experienced in working with school groups. Our selections are close to the centre and enable groups to access and explore the city by foot, or by the underground. We highly recommend a half board stay as eating out in Vienna can be very expensive.

 

Local Cuisine

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Although Austria has a number of delicious dishes that students can sample during their stay, eating out in Vienna can be costly, so we recommend that groups stay on a half board basis at their accommodation. There are plenty of brilliant cafes and sandwich bars that pupils can use to grab lunch during the day. Why not take the opportunity to sample one Vienna’s most famous treats, a traditional apfelstrudel?

 

Hidden Gems

Mozart’s House: Exploring the Mind of a Genius

Close to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Mozart’s former home is right in the heart of Vienna. Showcasing the life and work of iconic musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozarthaus Vienna is where the musical genius composed the majority of his work. Pupils can explore the house with the help of an audio guide, learning about his life and music.

Belvedere Palace

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A historic building complex boasting two Baroque palaces, an orangery and the Palace Stables, the Belvedere is a great way to give your students a taste of Viennese opulence. Pupils can make their way around the palaces and lavish gardens, exploring the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hofburg Imperial Palace

Inhabited by the imperial family until 1918, the impressive Hofburg Imperial Palace now houses the office of the President of Austria, as well as numerous impressive art collections. Students can tour the ornate building, learning about its history and political importance.

 

Why WST

At WST, our travel specialists can organise your entire school tour from start to finish. We’ll also ensure you’re fully supported throughout your school trip to Austria, with local agents on hand to offer guidance whenever needed. We also provide 24 hour support back in the UK throughout the duration of your trip.

We’re proud to be the only school travel provider with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award, as well as to have won Best School Tour Operator at the School Travel Awards two years running.

If you’d like to book a school trip to Austria with us, get in touch today with one of our friendly travel agents who will be happy to help.