Vienna February 2015

Over half term a group of Music and German A-level students visited Vienna for four inspirational, action-packed days walking among some of the most monumental landmarks of European cultural and intellectual history. Surrounded by stunning architecture, we traced the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven in St Stephen's Cathedral, Schumann and Brahms at the Musikverein concert hall, Mahler and Strauss at the state opera, where we saw a fantastic performance of the Barber of Seville on the first evening. Other highlights included a visit to the famous Porgy and Bess Jazz Club, an early morning walk along the banks of the Danube to see the sun rise and ice-skating in front of the impressive town hall on the final evening.