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Leisure & Field Trips

Field Trips

Gustav Klimt, Der Kuß (1907-1908)

At regular intervals, the Program staff arranges excursions to historic and scenic sites, such as museums, exhibitions, archeological excavations, monasteries, castles, and vineyards.

For more information about travel in Austria, you may wish to visit the Austrian National Tourist Office Site. Go to the AEIOU site for an attractive variety of Viennese and Austrian panoramas

Theater and Music

Konzerthaus, Großer Saal

Participants attend plays at the famous Burgtheater, the Volkstheater, and other renowned venues. The group also procures tickets to classical and modern orchestral performances at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus, as well as to outstanding choral and vocal soloist performances throughout Vienna. You may wish to get into the spirit with a little Austrian music. Check out the Wiener Szene and Der Falter sites for more information on music and theater in Vienna.


Vienna Woods near Sophienalpe

Vienna is located at the edge of the Vienna Woods in the eastern foothills of the Alps. The location offers excellent opportunities to hike and bike in beautiful country. Students may register for sports courses and activities at the University of Vienna. There are many sports clubs offering a variety of organized athletic activities. In past years students from the Austria-Illinois Exchange Program have participated in 10-K runs and joined volleyball and soccer teams. A week of skiing is part of the year-long program. For a glimpse of the ski week venue and more information, see the Berghotel Seidl-Alm.