Day Excursion #1: Vienna, Austria

September 25, 2023

This past weekend, 19 students were accompanied by resident assistants Ali and Arabella for a day excursion to Vienna. Upon arriving by train at about 10:30 AM, the group walked to the famous Stephansplatz, which is the very center of Vienna where the towering St. Stephan’s Cathedral —and one of the tallest churches in the world— is located. The group spend the next two and a half hours eating lunch and browsing shops along the Kärntnerstraße, one of Vienna’s most active restaurant and shopping streets. 

The group then reconvened to travel to Prater, a giant amusement park located in the center of Vienna.

After almost three hours exploring Prater, the group made their way to the Mariahilferstrasse, Vienna’s most famous shopping street where they spent another two hours shopping and eating dinner before catching the 19:50 train back to Salzburg. 

“The Vienna day trip was very successful due in large part to the great energy of our students,” said group leader RA Ali. Despite a long day and busy itinerary, everyone was in good spirits on the train ride home as they raved about the fun rides at the Prater or the many shopping options on Mariahilfstrasse.”