Alumni Travel Program

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The Alumni Travel Program provides opportunities for Lafayette alumni and friends to travel the world together for one-of-a-kind learning experiences. Trips for 2014 and early 2015 are listed below. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list to automatically receive notices about Lafayette sponsored trips, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (610)330-5040 or alumni@lafayette.edu.

Music and Art Tour of Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague (June 13-23, 2015) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
In Mozart’s Footsteps
Travel to three cities in the center of Europe that have wonderful musical and artistic histories. The traveler will experience great culture and walk in the footsteps of significant creative geniuses. Hear spectacular concerts, view incredible architecture, and visit outstanding museums. Visit Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where walking the picturesque streets of Old Town, one can see more than four centuries of architectural styles. Tour Vienna which enjoys the richest musical history of any city in the world, having been the home of Mozart (adult life), Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Johann Strauss and family, Mahler, Bruckner, and many others. Additionally, Vienna has an extremely strong Fin de siècle history, and was home to artists Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele, and Gerstl, and architects Fischer von Erlach, Hoffman, Wagner and Hundertwasser. The city has many wonderful art museums, including the finest collection of Flemish art outside of the Netherlands at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The third city in the tour, Prague, adds a different culture. Its art and architecture is heavily influenced by Jugenstil, and one of the finest examples of this, the Obecní dům (Municipal House) is right around the corner from the hotel. Musically, the Czech capital was the home of Dvořák, Smetana, and other composers with Slavic and Bohemian roots. This adds a nice contrast to the music of Salzburg and Vienna. For the literary‐minded, Franz Kafka lived in Prague and travelers have the option of exploring the Kafka Museum.

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