Maymester in Vienna 2015
Arriving in Vienna with an amazing group of fifteen Vanderbilt students from across the campus on May 5th, the city welcomed us with a wide and sunny sky, a laid-back atmosphere, and its most beautiful architectural sites. After a city tour and first steps into Vienna's rich history -- we had great tours at the Roman Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Austrian Parliament, and Schönbrunn Palace -- we began to focus on the art scene as well as the history of architecture. The cultural underpinnings of two millennia helped us to understand the changes during the 19th century that lead to broader trends in the arts, in architecture, and politics now know as 'Modernism.' Highlights of our trip were a concert at the Musikverein with the Wiener Symphoniker featuring world-class cellist Sol Gabetta, and, of course, our three-day trip Budapest/Hungary. A cable car brought us up to one of the most beautiful panoramic views in
the area: The Rax Alm offered us entry into untamed nature with its dramatic and picturesque mountains.
-- Professor Christoph Zeller, Director, Maymester in Vienna 2015
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Photos by: Jared Brover, Schoenbrunn Garden (top left) and Charlotte Showalter, Austrian Chipotle (at right)