Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Austria
Take a city trip to Salzburg, capital of the state of the same name, Salzburg in Austria. Salzburg is known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the annual Salzburg Festival. Visit the sights of this enchanting city such as the Salzburg Cathedral, the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, the Franciscan Church, the Sigmundstor, the Leopoldskron Palace, Mirabell Palace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress and many more. and get to know the culture of the music city of Salzburg. Enjoy life in Salzburg as part of an unforgettable study trip.
Take a particularly impressive and interesting city trip to Vienna, the capital of Austria. There is nothing better than visiting the highlights of this city and discovering them for yourself! On this tour you can admire the Vienna State Opera, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, the baroque Karlskirche, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein building, the Burgtheater but also the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Maria-Theresien-Platz), the Vienna Museum, the Museums Quartier or the Hundertwasser House. A visit to the Prater with its famous Ferris wheel is an absolute must! A city trip to Vienna is sure to be an experience that you will never forget.
Carinthia’s historical pearl at the foot of the Villach Alps
As the seventh largest city in Austria and the second largest city in Carinthia, Villach has a lot to offer. The city presents itself in a scenic location with numerous sights from the Middle Ages. The Carinthian lakes in the area invite you to go on excursions. In addition, Villach scores with its visitors with a wide range of museums and Villach’s cultural program is extremely diverse.
A stroll through history
A study trip to Villach is extremely attractive because the oldest finds in the Villach area date from the late Neolithic. Even during Roman times there was a lot of life in the area of today’s Villach. Slavic tribes lived in the region as early as 600 and the Principality of Carantania was founded. Later the Bavarians and Franks ruled here. Villach was first mentioned by name in a document in the year 878. In the High Middle Ages, Villach was granted market rights and today’s town grew out of the market settlement. Remnants from this formative period have been preserved to this day. Among other things, there is a pillory stone on the lower main square in front of the former town hall. A historical high water mark from 1567 has been preserved in Lederergasse and the alley itself is also interesting, because it lies on the former city wall. Gerbergasse is also noteworthy. Villach Castle with its impressive arcade courtyard is also characteristic of the city. Outside the city, the Landskron castle ruins, which were first mentioned in 878, beckon. In the crown hall of the castle there are also inscription stones and swords that date from the settlement of the area around 800 BC. And were walled in.
A journey through Villach’s museum landscape
The Villach City Museum is not only concerned with the history of the region, but is itself a place steeped in history. It has existed since 1873 and is housed in a historic town house in the center of the city. In the historical ambience of Villach Castle, further exhibits from the archeology area of the Villach City Museum are shown. When it comes to getting to know Villach, a visit to the Schillerpark is also worthwhile. Here a relief of Carinthia was created on 182 m². Historical vehicles, on the other hand, await visitors to the vehicle museum in Zauchen, while the doll museum deals with artist dolls from all over the world.
The Villach Advent offers a special experience, when the historic old town shines in the festive glow of lights.
The romantic little town of Traunkirchen is located on a peninsula in the Traunsee in Upper Austria. The Salzkammergut is an enchanting landscape and is ideal for an excursion or as a stop on a Salzkammergut trip. The place has an eventful history and was inhabited as early as the Stone Age. Places of worship at the age of 3,500 years have been found there. The view of the 1,691 meter high Traunstein is a popular photo motif and was painted by many painters.
Sights in Traunkirchen
- Parish church
The Roman Catholic parish church, a former monastery church, is a listed building. After a fire in 1632, the three-aisled column church was built in the baroque style. The high altar is worth seeing, the altarpiece of which depicts the coronation of Mary. Many larger-than-life figures are there. Large tapestries that are not everyday are also worth seeing.
The Traunkirchen cemetery is located directly on the lake. Here you can see wrought-iron grave crosses typical of the area.
- Fisherman’s pulpit
A special attraction in this church is the fisherman’s pulpit. It was carved in 1753 and shows the miracle of rich fishing on the Sea of Galilee.
This chapel on Johannesberg is located on a rock opposite the parish church and can be reached after a few minutes ascent through the forest. It dates from 1356. From this point you can enjoy a wonderful view.
- Corpus Christi
The lake procession on Corpus Christi right on the Traunsee is known and popular every year.
- Handicraft Museum
In the former nunnery of Traunkirchen, old handicraft techniques are presented. You can also admire wonderful gold bonnets that are part of the traditional costume and that have been produced over many hours.
Activities in the area around Traunkirchen
The landscape around Traunkirchen is an Eldorado for outdoor activities in summer and winter. In summer the lake offers numerous opportunities for water sports, such as surfing, water skiing and diving. The mountain landscape invites you to go hiking. In winter the region offers a unique ski area.