Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Welcome to "Culture and History of Central Europe" Jan Term Trip

On this study trip, the participants will explore the cultures and histories of three  important and fascinating central European countries: Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria. The participants will learn about current events and the history of these three countries, especially the history of Germany: during the Nazi time, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the aftermath of German unification.

This trip will offer students the opportunity to visit an important region in Central Europe. They will visit old, and historic German, Czech, and Austrian cities such as Berlin, capital of reunified Germany, Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town; Munich, Bavaria's most important city and the residence of the historic Wittelsbach family. Other stops will include Dachau, Germany's first concentration camp, and Vienna, the city of music; Salzburg, the birthplace of the most famous Austrian musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Prague, where Mozart first conducted Don Giovanni, and the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria and possibly a visit to one of the two opera houses in Vienna.

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