The tremendous city of Vienna has so much history, art and culture to offer, we had a difficult decision setting the day’s itinerary. In the end, we let our musicians’ diverse interests lead the way. Fortunately for us, the most important Viennese museums are located in the compact area known as the Museum Quarter.
In the center of this area is a statue of Kaiser Maria Theresa that turned out to be the perfect meeting spot for YPSO. We formed three chaperone groups and had the students select their favorite activity.
The second group admired paintings in the Kunst Museum whose fine art spanned several centuries and architectural style was truly stunning in and of itself. The third group quickly navigated the Architecture Museum then switched into the Kunst as well.
After spending the day crawling through the downtown area, it was a pleasure to get a breath of fresh air and a fresh perspective across the Danube and 165 meters above at the Danube Tower. Danube Tower has a circular 4-story platform with cafe and observation decks.