There are dozens of excellent destinations for school tours each year, from historic cities like Vienna and Budapest to cosmopolitan destinations like Barcelona and Berlin. Many of these destinations are extremely interesting and breathtaking, while others may be slightly more materialistic. But for every great experience, there are others that are less so.
Germany’s beautiful capital city of Salzburg is one of these. While it has grown considerably over the past decade or so, it has still managed to maintain its fascinating and somewhat aloof vibe, reflected in its weather and cultural traditions.
Salzburg is well known for its thriving arts scene and classical music, as well as for being a boots-on-foot cultural hub that hosts a wide range of festivals, academic seminars, public performance events, and much more. But despite all of these things, the city rarely fails to maintain its excellent quality of accommodation, which helps contribute to its ultimate appeal.
Top destinations for school tours to Salzburg
Apart from providing an excellent base from which to explore the city, Salzburg’s fairy tale city of Wonderland exudes a distinct charm, which is helped by its classic architecture and the way the city has maintained its classic appearance. The fairy-tale quality is deliberate, as the city is very much about fantasy and the fantastic. When students enter the city for school tours, this classic effect is likely to remain prominent, along with the way the city has architecturally and culturally always been a presence in the popular imagination.
Billed as the ‘Florence of the North, is a dream city for classical lovers, with its charming fountains and beautiful buildings. It is also an excellent destination from which to go on excursions to other notable cities, such as Nuremberg, which can be seen as true damage control and proof of the city’s staying power throughout the dark ages. Like Florence, Munich, and Rome, the city exudes history and architecture in a way that is unique to itself.
International Museum for Toy and Wooden Tallinn-Musée Saarburg
Estonia does not, contrary to its name, appear Mythologically. But the country’s capital, Tallinn, does, and the Saarburg, oratorical capital, is an excellent place to discover how the medieval world operated and the influence it had on the rest of Europe in the Middle Ages. The building is centered around a large open space and includes a turning cube and windmill, alongside the casts of historical statues. The sculptures were originally polyptychs – two or more scenes from different decades preserved as a single piece of art. After World War II, the show was reconstructed as a series of colored posters and bushy-thing prints. The original artworks are all that remain.
By the end of the 19th century, wood-carving had become well-known as a hobby rather than a trade; and a famous figure in the craft, named Joon Heft, became known as the ‘boy Reykjavík’. Heft taught students at the Saarburg to carve their names on the sides of buildings, programs, and themselves. He also introduced the now-familiar method of backing these with colored flower textiles.
Elielt industrial park
While Berlin, Munich, and Prague have their own claims to fame, Estonia has become a wallet-friendly and interesting place to visit. A part of Germany but part of Estonia, the park is rich in greens, musical venues, museums, and a comprehensive zoo. Purchase someEstonianvisitapacks, if you plan on staying in this city for longer.
MentionMargitszigetto the east of Zagreb and you’ll hear the sound of chainsaws clicking away, but that’s about all you get from this historic-looking square. There are no monuments here, not until you walk a mile into the twisted wilderness that is the park. Don’t worry; there are plenty of names to memorize.
The National Railway Museum
The once-thriving industrial center in this city now boasts a four-mile railway, one of the longest in the world, serving only one destination: Margitsziget, where the fjords separate the land from the sea. Stop at the tourist info center for information about the trains, schedules, and sightseeing.
Art Templarskreature Hall of Tallinn
This imposing structure, with its statue of Jesus Christ on the floor, has all the dramatic grandeur one might expect of a grand historic castle. It was originally built in 1838 and was known as the Prince’s Palace-Museum-Concert-Hotel prior to that.