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Duration: 12 - 15 days
Location: Austria | Czech Republic | Germany
Price: P.O.A

The Europe tours are a combination of many musical destinations. From western europe into eastern europe, one gets a diversity of musical experiences.

Destinations covered:

  • Austria / Vienna & Salzburg
  • Czech Republic / Prague
  • Germany / Munich

Salzburg

Art lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North, or the German Rome; and music lovers know it as the Festival City — birthplace of Mozart and home of the world-famous Salzburg Festival.

Discover Salzburg in the footsteps of “The Sound of Music” and see the locations where the world-famous film was shot. Some of the highlights and film locations that you will see on your tour include:

  • the Gardens of Mirabell Palace,
  • Leopoldskron Palace
  • Hellbrunn Nonnberg Abbey
  • St. Gilgen and
  • Lake Wolfgang
  • Possible Venue: The Great hall of the Mozarteum

Vienna

Vienna, one of the great capitals of Europe was for centuries home to the Habsburg rulers of the Austro- Hungarian Empire. Today the empire is long gone, but many reminders of the city‘s imperial heyday remain, carefully preserved by the tradition-loving Viennese.

From the late 18th century on, Vienna‘s culture — particularly its music — was famous throughout Europe. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler, and Bruckner all lived in the city. And at the tail end of the 19th century the city‘s artists and architects — Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner, and Adolf Loos among them — brought about an artistic revolution that swept away the past and set the stage for the radically experimental art of the 20th century.

Optional: Composer houses & Music- related museums in Vienna
Vienna, as the heart of classical music, has a range of different smaller museums to offer which are related to music and famous composers. The following is a selection of museums, if you want more information, we will gladly help you out!

– Haydnhaus: visit Joseph Haydn’s apartment where he lived during his last 12 years of his life. His music, his lifestyle and his growing old are the center topics in the exhibition.

– Schubert’s residences: visit Franz Schubert’s birth place and the place where he died, both showing very interesting exhibitions about Schubert’s life and masterpieces. – Johann Strauss Apartment: Johann Strauss, the master of the Viennese Waltz, lived in this residence from 1863 to 1870. Within this time, he composed the famous Op. 314 (“The Blue Danube”), the inofficial hymn of Vienna

– Johann Strauss Apartment: Johann Strauss, the master of the Viennese Waltz, lived in this residence from 1863 to 1870. Within this time, he composed the famous Op. 314 (“The Blue Danube”), the inofficial hymn of Vienna

– Mozart Apartment: It is the only surviving apartment of Mozart in Vienna, showing an exhibition about both Mozart’s life and work in Vienna, and the actual rooms where Mozart and his family used to live.

– Beethovens residences: There are two different of Beethoven’s residences open to public. One of them is the Eroicahaus, his summer residence in the northwest of Vienna, where he composed his third symphony “Eroica”. Secondly there is the Palasquati apartment in the heart of Vienna, where he spent 8 years of his life. Another exhibition is in Heiligenstadt. It documents the “Heiligenstädter Testament” he wrote in 1802 – the letter to his two brothers which he never sent and in which he expressed his despair over his advancing deafness.

Prague

The city of hundred spires is the living soul of the Czech Republic. Prague has been a junction of European trade routes and a political and social centre for centuries.
As history passed through Prague it left indelible mark everywhere, as well as many cultures that had met in Prague during past times. This beautiful mixture of many styles from Romanesque and Baroque to Art Nouveau, Cubist and contemporary styles together with the Jewish Quarter and innumerable entertainment opportunities has created the unforgettable atmosphere and made Prague one of the worthiest places in the world to visit.
The historic heart of Prague, due to its extraordinary character, is on the list of the World‘s monuments of UNESCO, along with the cities of Cesky Krumlov, Telc, Kromeriz, Lednice-Valtice and others.

Including: INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTER CONCERT PERFORMANCE in Prague’s world famous Smetana hall OR the Dvorák Hall at the Rudolfinum

Munich

Munich – Magical Metropolis! Big city flair and rural charm, Alpine heartiness and Mediterranean chic, art treasures and Oktoberfest, traditional customs and hi-tech, beer gardens and haute cuisine, opera and Art Park – it’s this very special „Munich mix” that makes the Bavarian capital so attractive for visitors from all over the world. This is an endlessly new city that never loses its fascination.

This tour option is hosted by CONCERTS-AUSTRIA

Get in touch , via info@travelpa.co.za , for more details on this tour option.