Thursday June 25th

We started today off at Vienna’s twin museums, the Kunsthistorische and Naturhistorische Museum (Museum of Art History and Natural History Museum). While one half of the group enjoyed famous paintings, sculptures and an Egyptian collection, the other half was impressed by a collection of minerals, asteroids and exhibition on taxidermy. Both museums were opened in 1889 and are housed in identical buildings which face each other on the Maria-Theresien Platz. These incredible palaces and impressive collections are well worth a visit and students had a great time.
After a brief lunch break, students were given the opportunity to travel back in time and explore 2000 years of Viennese history. In the historical masonries of the monastery of St. Michael, a great tour guide, a 5D cinema and various multimedia exhibits took students on a journey through time. Once we had arrived back in the present, the entire group of students chose to use their free time to explore the creepy catacombs of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, before returning back to their host families.
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Bella and Emma as Emperor and Empress of Austria-Hungary

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Pheobe, Eli, Adrian, Hayden and Bella surrounded by dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum

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