This week-long adventure across central Europe lets students follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest composers. On this music school trip to Germany and Austria, your budding musicians will explore Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna in search of the same inspiration as Mozart and Haydn, enjoying a slice of European culture as they go.
At a glance:
Day 1-3 – Munich: Walking tour, Unterfahrt jazz club, Marienplatz Rathaus-Glockenspiel, Viktualienmarkt, pretzel-making class, Opera House visit and tour, Neuschwanstein Castle (optional)
Day 4-5 – Salzburg: Organ concert at Salzburg Cathedral, The Sound of Music walking tour, Mozart’s Birthplace Museum, apfelstrudel-making class, Mozarteum Music University, dinner and concert at Hohensalzburg Fortress
Day 6-7 – Vienna: Haydnhaus Museum, Viennese waltz class, Schönbrunn Palace, Prater Wien, Lipizzons at the Spanish Riding School / Viennese Opera
You can find more detailed itinerary information on the Germany and Austria music school trip below. All our school trips are fully customisable to the needs of you and your students.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Welcome to Munich!
Today, your music school trip begins as you land in your first destination, Munich. You’ll get yourself settled in and meet your adventure leader, before you head to get your first taste of musical splendour at Unterfahrt. It’s an amazing jazz club in Munich, where you’ll be treated to a jazz performance that will set the scene nicely for the rest of your tour.
Day 2: Pretzels & Opera
Your first full day is a busy one, and it kicks off with a walking tour around central Munich. You’ll get the opportunity to see all the spectacular sights of the city, including the Marienplatz Rathaus-Glockenspiel, a magnificent ornate clock in the centre of the square that tells the story of the marriage of Duke Wilhelm V.
Next, you’ll stop at Viktualienmarkt for a spot of lunch. But don’t fill up too much, because you’ll be straight off to your next destination – a traditional Bavarian pretzel-making class. After all, no one can make music on an empty stomach!
Finally, this afternoon you’ll have a chance to indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime trip out. We’ll take you to enjoy a show at the Opera House, and we’ll even take you on a tour backstage!
Day 3: Neuschwanstein Castle
On your optional additional day, we’ll take you on an all-day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle – probably the most instagrammable place in the world! It’s a fairytale-esque castle set high atop a hill, and you’ll get the chance to take a tour around it. Learn about the history of the place, and take in the spectactular views of the German countryside from your vantage point way above.
After this, head back to Munich where you’ll have dinner at the traditional Hofbrauhaus with an Oompah band. Then it’s off to bed – because you’re off to Austria tomorrow!
Day 4: Away to Salzburg
This morning, get up early to take the train to Salzburg – home of Mozart and the location for The Sound of Music. You’ll get there before lunchtime, just in time to attend the midday organ concert in the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral.
In the afternoon, you’ll take a walking tour of all the sights from The Sound of Music, including the beautiful Mirabell Gardens. Redesigned at the end of the 1600s, these gardens are every inch in the Baroque style, and feature an orangery and the Pegasus Fountain.
Later, you’ll be quite literally following in the footsteps of musical greatness, with a trip to Mozart’s Birthplace, a museum based in Hagenauer House that’s filled with original documents and artefacts celebrating the composer’s life.
Day 5: All About Mozart
Wake up with a sweet tooth this morning, because today you’re starting off with an apfelstrudel-making class! You’ll be taught how to make the delicious traditional pastry, and hopefully it’ll set you up for the rest of your exciting day.
You’ll also be getting a talk at the Mozarteum Music University. An institution filled wall-to-wall with experts, your students will get the chance to learn about the composer from field-leaders in his very birth city.
Then finally, complete your day with dinner at the Mozart Concert in Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take in the spectacular surroundings and feast on delectable food – and all with the accompaniment of an orchestra playing Mozart’s best works. It’s a truly showstopping location, and an experience not easily forgotten by any music lover.
Day 6: To Vienna!
Today, you’re away to the last stop on your amazing music school trip – Vienna. You’ll take the train there from Salzburg, and arrive just in time for a walking tour of this beautiful city. The most important stop on this tour? Haydnhaus, an amazing museum dedicated to another one of Austria’s most important composers, Joseph Haydn. Inside you’ll find exhibitions, artefacts, and carefully restored rooms throughout.
Every music student needs their timing tested, so after, you’ll put students through their paces with a Viennese waltz class. Let’s hope that no one has two left feet!
Day 7: Full Day in Vienna
Your last full day of the tour begins with a visit to Schönbrunn Palace, once the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. You’ll take a turn about the place and learn its history, before you’re off to stop number 2. It’s time for a change of pace, as you head to Prater Wien – an amusement park in the city that’s bound to entertain students and teachers alike.
For your final outing of your trip, you might choose to attend the Viennese Opera. Or, for a very different type of show, you might head to see the Lipizzons at the Spanish Riding School. Here, classical dressage riders trained in the art of riding Lipizzaner horses will perform in an amazing display of sporting prowess.
On your last evening, you’ll have one final farewell dinner to bring your tour to a close.
Day 8: Departure
Sadly, today marks the end of your music school trip to Germany and Austria. It’s time for you to head home, taking all your learnings and experiences with you!
Appreciate Germany and Austria’s rich musical history
Understand the current trends in German and Austrian music and what the future holds.
Experience the German and Austrian cultures at large.
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