Upon students' arrival in Munich, there will be a four-day introductory field trip permitting students to get to know the other participants, adjust to their European environment, learn to navigate a European city and discover the site-specific interplay of history and contemporary reality.
In order to be able to place Salzburg in its appropriate geographic and historical context, students will have the opportunity to explore the city of Munich and the city of Nuremberg. In both places the educational focus will be an understanding of the present through its relation to the past. Therefore students will be introduced to the workings of modern commerce and industry (BMW plant, Olympia Park), the preservation of cultural accomplishments (Deutsches Museum, Pinakothek), the development of political history (Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg Trial Court of Justice), the prominence of historical architecture and art (city centers of Munich and Nuremberg), and the typical features of Central Europeans' day-to-day routine in shopping, leisure, etc. (Viktualienmarkt, Hofbräuhaus, Englischer Garten).
Guided tours of city centers of Munich and Nuremberg
Hofbraeuhaus, Viktualienmarkt, Englischer Garten
BMW plant, world & museum