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Mr. and Mrs. Adams and 27 Wooster High School Band and Orchestra students traveled through Europe in the summer of 2007. Students were selected by nomination and audition to perform with a Band and Orchestra made up of students from throughout Ohio.

Sponsored by American Music Abroad, the trip was centered around performances in concert halls and public venues throughout Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, and Switzerland.

Here is the page where you can follow our travels as the trip progressed:

2007 Europe Photo Gallery page.



June 17-19:  College of Wooster.

• Rehearsals, Orientation, and Farewell Concert.

June 20-21:  Chicago, USA; Zurich & Unterwasser, Switzerland.

• Travel to Chicago O'Hare International Airport for flight to Zurich.

• Dinner and overnight in small town of Unterwasser.

June 22:  Innsbruck & Westendorf, Austria.

• Visit the city of Innsbruck.

• Arrive in Westendorf and enjoy local festival.

(Hotel Jokobwirt in Westendorf)

June 23-24:  Westendorf & Rattenberg, Austria.

• Travel to Rattenberg.

• Visit a glacier.

• Concert in Tirolean village.

• Enjoy day exploring Westendorf.

June 25:  Salzburg & Westendorf, Austria.

• Guided tour of Salzburg.

• Visit the birthplace of Mozart.

Two of the modest residences of Wolfgang Mozart. (note; the cars are not typical of his day :-)

June 26:  Vienna, Austria.

• Travel through Alps to Vienna.

• Visit Prater Park.

June 27:  Vienna, Austria.

• Visit State Opera House & St. Stephen's Cathedral.

• Guided tour of the city.

• Dinner in the ancient Grinzing area.

June 28-29:  Budapest, Hungary.

• Tour Buda and Pest; Parliament, Heroes Square, Matthias Church, Elizabeth Square.

• Traditional Hungarian dinner with folkloric entertainment.

• Demonstration by the Puszta cowboys.

• Evening concert in the Budapest area.

June 30:  Vienna, Austria.

• Return to Vienna for tour of Schonbrunn Palace.

• Traditional evening dinner with live music.

July 1:  Mauthausen, Austria; Regensburg, Germany.

• Visit to WWII concentration camp at Mauthausen.

• Dinner and overnight in ancient city of Regensburg.

July 2:  Black Forest, Germany.

Travel through Bavarian region to Black Forest.

Evening concert in Black Forest.

July 3-4:  Baden Baden, Germany; Strasbourg, France.

Explore spa town of Baden Baden.

Travel into France and perform evening concert in Alsace region.

Visit Haut Konigsbourg castle.

Evening concert in Strasbourg area.

July 5:  Luzern & Zurich, Switzerland.

• Explore city of Lucerne.

• Travel to Zurich for overnight.

July 6:  Zurich, Switzerland; Chicago, USA.

Transfer to Zurich for return flight to Chicago.


General Interest

American Music Abroad

Systran Online Translation - Translate sites in foreign languages, or any text.

Universal Currency Converter - What are those Euros, Francs, & Forints actually worth?

College of Wooster


Hotel Sternen - Unterwasser

Novotel Zurich Airport Messe - Zurich


Hotel Jakobwirt - Westendorf




Hintertux Glacier

Austria Trend Hotel Ananas - Vienna

Vienna State Opera House

Prater Park - Vienna


Congress Park Hotel Flamenco - Budapest



Best Western Atrium Hotel - Regensburg

Baden Baden

Bel Air Hotel Forsthof - Sasbachwalden

Black Forest


Holliday Inn Strasbourg - Strasbourg




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