This master thesis should point out the development of pedagogic and legal foundation of civil education in Austria. Furthermore it describes the implementation of civic education as a principle of learning in the economic subjects of the higherlevel secondary commercial college, using the example of the simulation game ?Bricks of Democracy ? My land, your land, our union?. First, civic education as a principle of learning is introduced. The historically deviation of goals of civic education is shown, followed by the legal and pedagogic basics of civic education in Austria. Legal base are the Austrian constitution, the school?s organisations act and the basic decree about civic education. Pedagogic Theories and Models within the academic development of civic education in connection with an overview of the methods used in civic education describe the didactics of civic education. It is demonstrated exemplary, that the integration of civic education within the preparation of lessons of economic subjects is not only lawmaker?s requirement on teachers. Furthermore, the curriculum of the commercial college contains many links within the economic subjects, to realize civic education as a principle of learning. Finally, the contribution of the simulation game ?Bricks of Democracy ? My land, your land, our union? to civic education as a learning principle is observed. Simulation games in their various forms are frequently used in modern forms of civic education, so the chapter begins with a detailed theoretically approach to this learning method. Based on the possibilities and limits of simulation games, the explanation of the concrete simulation game follows. This simulation game has been evaluated by a research project. Following a description of used research methods, the results of this evaluation are depicted and interpreted in regard to the effects of the simulation game on civic education as a learning principle.