On October 12, 2019, students of the preparatory programs of the International Union of Youth had another exciting event – a trip to Vienna. They had already managed to visit the German city of Dresden, and this time went to study the Austrian capital. By all standards, the students were accompanied by a professional photographer, an experienced guide and attentive coordinators.
Vienna is Austria’s largest city by population and is also the seventh largest city in the European Union (after Berlin it is the second largest German-speaking city in the world!). As well as in New York and Geneva in Vienna is the UN residence. Once it was the wonderful capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and before World War I it was the fourth largest city in the world, with a population of more than 2 million people.
The old city of Vienna, where MSM students was followe by the guide, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2001. It is divided into four parts that guard the main city gate. Very close to the center is St. Stephen’s Cathedral – one of the main symbols of not only the city, but also Austria itself. There are catacombs under the church and adjacent houses, and from the observation deck of the cathedral there is an impressive view of the city itself. Travel to Vienna, of course, was not left without a visit to the Hofburg – the winter residence of the Habsburgs. Imagine, in the residence there are 2600 halls and rooms! MSM students were also able to admire its scale.
Our trip to Vienna was another bright day in the treasury of memories of our students. Do not forget to check our Instagram, where we constantly publish news from the life of MSM, and also click on the button below to view our photo report.