A music tour can be a fantastic way to combine musical, cultural and leisure activities. This article explores what makes music tours so appealing and why Austria is the perfect destination for your school's trip.

Austria's Rich Musical Heritage

Salzburg and Vienna are two of the historically most important centres for music in the world. Between them, the two cities can claim to have been home to Beethoven, Haydn, Strauss and Mozart. Austria was also the setting for perhaps the most famous musical of all time, The Sound of Music. Students can visit famous locations from the film and even perform in some of them.

Pupils Get The Opportunity To Perform


Giving pupils the chance to perform in a whole new environment builds confidence and provides inspiration. Performing in world class venues and historically important locations is a once in a lifetime opportunity pupils will never forget. School music tours can help inspire passion in participants and enhance their connection with the music they perform.

On a trip to Austria, pupils can perform at such diverse venues as the bandstands of the Salzburgerland and Bad Reichenhall, just across the border in Germany. School music tours allow pupils to enjoy new experiences and perform in front of varied audiences.

The Mirabell Palace provides a stunning backdrop for performances. The Mirabell Gardens are famous for their appearance in The Sound of Music and are a wonderful setting for pupils to perform in. Suitable for all genres of music, the Mirabell Gardens offer a unique performing opportunity for groups of musicians.

Continuing this theme, famous as the wedding venue from the same film, The Kirche Mondsee is a wonderful venue in which to perform. Ideal for those who perform classical music, the church seats up to 200 people meaning pupils can share their music with a large, appreciative audience. For a more laid back performing experience, The Schhnbrunn Palace is one of Vienna's major tourist attractions and its steps are hugely popular with musicians. Visit at a busy time and you will see groups and individuals from every walk of life performing, creating a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Combine Music And Culture

Music tours don't have to just be about music. On a trip to Austria, pupils will be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions and sightseeing. The underground lake at Berchtesgaden is always a popular choice.

Combining music and culture, a concert in one of Vienna's famous historical churches is a great way to spend an evening. There are plenty of concerts to choose from and a church makes a beautiful and atmospheric setting in which to enjoy the music.


Outdoor Activities

As well as its rich musical and cultural heritage, Austria is an excellent destination for those looking for outdoor pursuits. Music tours can be combined with more strenuous activities, such as skiing. Away from the slopes, the woods of Vienna provide fantastic hiking and are popular with locals and visitors alike.

With a rich history and cultural attractions galore, Austria is the perfect choice for a school music trip. Students of any age will be both inspired and entertained.


Emma Leigh is an experienced freelance travel writer with a passion for European destinations. She frequently writes about ski resorts in Austria and neighbouring countries.