20189
Austria/Czech Republic
Art and Architecture of Vienna and Prague
Deepen your understanding of Europe’s most venerable masters as you discover museums, opera and architecture in two of the world’s most culturally rich cities.
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Program No. 20189RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,385
Flights start at
1,150
Getting There
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At a Glance

Marvel at the rich collections of art and architecture in Vienna and Prague on this discovery of two of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Witness the splendor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire along Vienna’s famous “Ringstrasse,” and wonder at the almost pristine condition of Prague’s architecture despite the city’s historical position at the center of many religious and cultural conflicts. Engaging lecturers prepare you for independent exploration in world class museums such as Vienna's Museum of Fine Art and the Museum of Czech Cubism.
Activity Level
Active
Walking and standing for up to 2.5 hours during field trips, mostly on downtown city streets with some cobblestones; use of public transportation; short uphill walks.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a private lecture and concert by musicologist and flutist Julia Auer and a member of the Vienna Philharmonic or the State Opera Orchestra.
  • Go backstage at the Estates Theatre in Prague, known as the jewel of neoclassical theater architecture.
  • Walk through the history of Viennese interior design at the Lobmeyr Glassmuseum and Boulevard Theater Annahof.
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Birgit Michaelis
Birgit Michaelis is passionate about learning. After teaching in the German department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, she returned to Germany to study philosophy and North American studies at the Free University in Berlin. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in North American literature at the JFK Institute, also in Berlin. In addition to teaching about the general history of cities, Birgit’s interests include migration, Jewish history, women’s history and the arts.
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