Lower Sixth German pupils bring syllabus to life in Vienna

Millfield Lower Sixth Germanists visited the historic capital of Austria, Vienna, to gain real life linguistic skills and experience one of their set texts on stage.

The pupils visited the oldest working theatre in Vienna, the ‘Theater in der Josefstadt’, to watch the A level set text ‘der Besuch der alten Dame’ by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

During the trip, the pupils had the chance to experience and appreciate the architecture of German-speaking countries, which is another key part of the A level course. The city provided the pupils with no shortage of examples and case studies for the upcoming speaking exam.

The group also visited the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg Palace, the Stephansdom Cathedral, the historic Naschmarkt food market and the stunning Rathaus. This was finished off with a fun visit to an Escape Room set in the Vienna opera and followed by copious amounts of local cuisine.