With its rich history as home to some of the world's greatest classical composers, Austria is a the perfect destination for any traveling ensemble. Surrounded by many countries, one can easily create a custom itinerary featuring cities in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia or Croatia!
The history of western classical music is everywhere in Austria and we'll help you experience and understand it. Visit the birthplace of Mozart and the home of Joseph Haydn. Cruise the river that inspired the waltzes of Johann Strauss and tour the magnificent Vienna Opera House. All this plus medieval castles, magnificent cathedrals, elegant gardens and scenic mountain retreats.
After landing in Munich, head south to Salzburg, one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. Spend 3 nights in this Mozart city exploring its musical history, castles, cathedrals and gardens before heading east to Vienna, the capital city of Austria and historical center of the musical world.Full Itinerary
This classic itinerary featuring Salzburg, Vienna and Prague is perfect for any music history fanatic. Walk the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn And Dvořák in three of Europe's most picturesque cities. Explore Mozart's House, tour the Esterházy Palace and more!Full Itinerary
This itinerary combines the musical history and wonders of Austria with the romantic Italian city of Verona. Begin your trip by exploring Vienna before heading to Salzburg and Verona. Plus, your final day allows you to explore the beautiful city of Venice!Full Itinerary
From Vienna and the sprawling Schönbrunn Palace to Mozart's birthplace of Salzburg, Austria is resplendent with the sound of music. With big city culture and quaint Alpine villages, this is a small country offering dramatic contrasts and spectacular scenery.
Salzburg is one of the most picturesque of all European cities. During the Holy Empire, it was called the northern Rome, due to the importance of the Prince Archbishops and the Baroque. The city's reputation is based on a living musical tradition being the city of Mozart. Its beauty and vibrant musical life have made it one of Europe's foremost cultural cities.
Vienna is the historical center of the musical world and a must-visit for any young musician! Also, being a UNESCO heritage city, Vienna's historic center is rich in architectural wonders from the great Stephansdom and Baroque castles to the 19th century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
This capital of Tyrol is the perfect winter getaway for travelers. Located on the Alps with breathtaking views, this city has many sightseeing activities to offer. Visitors may wish to see the Hofkirche and see the tomb built for Emperor Maximillian, as well as St. Anne's Column and the Triumphal Arch. Then, top off the evening with a traditional Tirolerabend folklore show!
A stunning palace where Joseph Haydn once served as Kapellmeister or the home of the Vienna Boy's Choir are just two of the magnificent venues available in Austria. There are also plentiful concert halls, churches, town squares, open-air pavilions and gardens that offer great opportunities for visiting groups to perform.
The concert hall is located under the gaze of the Hohensalzburg Fortress in the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, a school specializing in the arts. It is suitable for choirs and orchestras and features a new 50 stop tracker action organ, installed in 2010! Take a virtual tour.
This beautiful palace, home to the infamous Esterházy family, was built in the late 13th century. During its lifetime the palace's Haydnsaal has played host to many great musicians, in particular its former long-time Kapellmeister, Joseph Haydn. Don't miss out on performing in this historical landmark!
In the heart of Vienna stands St. Stephen's Cathedral with its towers dominating the Austrian skyline. St. Stephen's was constructed in 1137 above the ruins of two earlier churches. Unmistakable with its colored tile roof, it has become one of Vienna's most recognized landmarks. As host to hundreds of performances year-round, this venue is a great option for your performance tour.
Between 1181 and 1600, a Romanesque cathedral was standing in the place of the present one; its foundations can be seen in the crypt of the church. Salzburg is not called the 'Rome of the north' in vain. The Cathedral was hit by American bombs during World War II. It took ten years of hard work to restore the considerable damage. The last part of the restoration was the reconstruction of the 4 organs. This historical venue is a must-perform!
From 1089, this Benedictine Abbey has survived many periods of distress in Austria, including the dissolution of abbeys under Emperor Joseph II, the Napoleonic Wars and the Nazi Anschluss. Overlooking the Danube, the abbey stands today in its 1736 designed form in which you can witness many well-known frescoes. Perhaps you may be interested in the library which contains a collection of musical manuscripts and frescoes by Paul Troger. Informal performance for the abbey's many visitors are possible on tour.