- Prague, Czech Republic
- Kyiv, Ukraine
- Lviv, Ukraine
- Krakow, Poland
- Vienna, Austria
- Budapest, Hungary
- The host city- Kharkiv, Ukraine
Academic Field Trip-Vienna, Austria
Vienna is considered to be one of the best cities in the world to live in and visit. The EESA academic field trip to Vienna, Austria gives students the unique and wonderful opportunity to see numerous attractions such as the State Opera House, Albertina Museum, Imperial Crypt, St. Stephen's Church, Mozart's Vienna Home, Graben, Plague Monument, St. Peter's Church, Spanish Riding School, Hofburg Palace, Burggarten, Museum Quarter, Schonbrunn Palace and so much more!
Vienna is the capital and the largest city of Austria and is the cultural, educational, economic, and political centre. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.731 million, (2.4 million within the metropolitan area, more than 25% of Austria's population). It is the 9th-largest city by population in the European Union and until the beginning of the 20th century it was the largest German-speaking city in the world.
Vienna is well known for playing an essential role as a leading European Music Centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. Apart from being regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also said to be "The City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud. The Historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
Interesting Facts About Vienna
1) Vienna is known worldwide as the city of music and is home to great music halls with excellent acoustics.
2) World famous classical composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Schubert, and Brahms, have all lived and performed in Vienna.
3) The largest emerald of the world, which is of a whopping 2860 caret, is displayed in the Imperial Treasury in Vienna.
4) Europe’s second largest cemetery is situated at Vienna. It is called Zentralfriedhof and has a total size of 2.5 square kilometers/one square miles.
5) Vienna is home to the world's oldest Zoo built in 1752. Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the world's oldest zoological park and is still operating today.
6) Viennese young people receive the right to vote in elections at age 16 but may first earn their driver’s license at age 18 - so young voters must use Vienna's excellent tram system to place their votes on election day. The legal drinking age in Vienna is 16 with some restrictions.