"Diplomats in Training"

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, a group of 80 Pre-K kids from Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, D.C. visited the Embassy to discover and learn about Austria. Accompanied by about twenty parents and teachers the kids not only got to meet the Ambassador but also had the opportunity to virtually travel through Austria, listen and dance to Austrian pop songs and taste some delicious Austrian chocolate cake. During the subsequent coloring session (which, among others, included coloring pages of the Austrian flag, Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the famous Lipizzaner stallions) there was even an opportunity to try on some traditional Austrian clothing such as the Dirndl and Lederhosen.