Trips to Vienna for Psychology & Sociology Students
Vienna is an ideal destination for students of Psychology, providing a fascinating insight into the life and work of the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
As well as a visit to his former living quarters, students will gain an insight into the city’s unique past as one of the largest and most important Jewish communities in Europe by visiting the Jewish Museum where they can explore religion, history and culture. The Austrian Resistance Archive is also a must see, created to educate the country’s youth about the crimes of National Socialism and the consequences of Austria’s loss of self-identity and freedom after Nazi annexation in March 1938.
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Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation||Guided walking tour of city centre sights|
|2||Sigmund Freud Museum||Narrenturm (Fool's Tower) & Jewish Museum||Free time|
|3||Judenplatz Museum & Holocaust Memorial||Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance||Free time|
|4||Josephinum Medical Museum Psychology Tour||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Evening||Guided walking tour of city centre sights|
|Morning||Sigmund Freud Museum|
|Afternoon||Narrenturm (Fool's Tower) & Jewish Museum|
|Morning||Judenplatz Museum & Holocaust Memorial|
|Afternoon||Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance|
|Morning||Josephinum Medical Museum Psychology Tour|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
- Return flights & overseas airport transfers
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
- Services of a StudyLink Representative to provide 24-hour emergency assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
- Services of a Local Guide
Top psychology & sociology visits for college groups in Vienna
Josephinum Medical Museum Psychology Tour
A tailor-made psychology-focused tour around this fascinating museum will showcase Vienna’s cultural heritage. The museum is part of the Medical University of Vienna.
Narrenturm (Fool’s Tower)
Built in 1784, Narrenturm is Europe’s oldest building for the accommodation of mental patients. Its construction pointed to a new attitude towards the mentally ill – who began to be distinguished from the rest of society.
Enjoy a fascinating one-hour guided tour covering the history of the Narrenturm, now home to the Federal Pathologic-Anatomical Museum. The guided tour consists of information about the building’s time as a mental hospital and a walk through the fascinating pathological exhibits.
This museum provides an interesting picture of Jewish cultural and religious life in Vienna. In addition to permanent displays, including many religious and ceremonial items rescued from the Kristallnacht (anti-Jewish riots) in November 1938, its use of modern multimedia techniques also detail important figures and events in Jewish history.
Judenplatz Museum & Holocaust Memorial
The Judenplatz Museum provides visitors with an insight into Jewish life in medieval Vienna. Contained within the museum are the remains of a synagogue destroyed by fire in the 15th century, plus other exhibits relating to the Jewish religious and cultural life of the period. In the Judenplatz area stands the central memorial for the Austrian victims of the Holocaust designed by the British artist Rachel Whiteread.
Natural History Museum
An ideal place to spend your last morning. This oasis of culture and recreation includes the highly recommended Natural History Museum. Several art galleries are also available, which are free for student groups.
Mauthausen Concentration Camp
Travelling by coach, groups can make the two-hour journey to visit this camp that was established August 1938 and where 100,000 people lost their lives. It was built by the SS to establish a concentration camp for men, in preparation for the impending war. The camp fulfilled two functions: to restrain opponents of Nazism by interning, torturing and killing them and also to exploit their labour to the utmost.
Mauthausen was the only category III concentration camp in Austria, the classification with the most brutal detention conditions.
Pupils aged 14+ can either explore the memorial on their own using free audio guide systems, or a free guided tour can be arranged.
The Museum of Austrian Resistance
St Peter’s Church
Choirs and small instrumental groups can perform a concert or sing during a mass service in this beautiful Baroque church located in the heart of the city.
Groups can give a 45-minute performance on the steps of the main entrance to this famous palace as part of ‘Voices of the World’ festival.
St Stephen’s Cathedral
This impressive cathedral, with its multi-coloured tiled roof is one of the city’s most recognisable symbols. Groups can perform at midday or morning mass, followed by a short recital.
One of Vienna’s most prestigious churches and a fabulous example of neo-gothic architecture. Performances at mass or concerts can be arranged.
Top culture visits for college groups in Vienna
Riesenrad 'Prater Park'
An ideal way to end a day! The ‘Prater Park’ is home to many rides, including the Reisenrad, which was once the largest Ferris wheel in the world. The park is open for visitors and all the rides and attractions are individually priced. A ride on the Reisenrad is highly recommended for unique views of Vienna.
Take either an English audio tour or a tailored guided tour of the ‘genius’ Mozart’s apartment in Vienna and four exhibition floors. Student groups are provided with comprehensive information on Mozart’s years in Vienna, which marked the high point in his creativity. Visitors can find out about the times in which Mozart lived and his most important works. Inside the apartment they may get an impression of how the Mozart family spent their lives.
Spanish riding school
Watch the daily practice of the world famous Lipizzaner horses.
The Belvedere Palace was home to Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand. The two palaces and gardens are spectacular and now house one of the greatest paintings in the world – Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss as well as other works by Secession artists.
December is a great time to visit Vienna with numerous Christmas markets around the city.