Friesach Cafe

After touring the town of Friesach one day, we stopped at a little cafe for lunch.One of our friends told us we had to try Kärntner Käsenudeln – which are like raviolis filled with a unique cheese mixture and then sauteed in butter. They were sooooo good. We tried some in Vienna too, but they…

Woerthersee and Beach Volleyball Grand Slam

Today we headed to Klagenfurt to check out the Professional BeachVolleyball Grand Slam Tournament. It is a huge four day event at the beach on the Woerthersee Lake. We got to watch Canada get beat by the Czech Republic, and Austria lose to Denmark before the kids decided it was time to leave. There were…

Burg Hochosterwitz

The castle Burg Hochosterwitz is considered the nicest castle in all of Austria, possible all of Europe for its uniqueness. As you can see from the pictures it is perched on top of a tall, skinny mountain over looking miles of valley and rolling hills. We decided to spend a day wandering around the castle….

Friesach Spectaculum Medieval Festival

The Austrian medieval city of Friesach holds a Mittlealter Spectaculum (Middle Ages Spectacular) every year on the last Saturday in July. The city is closed to cars, electricity shut off and set ablaze with torches and fire pits while the people party. We found a nice farm house apartment rental out in the countryside in…

You can lead a cow to water…

And make it drink out of a drinking fountain. This cow was slurping water out of the “drinking fountain” near the farmhouse we’re staying at in our souther Austria get away. Kind of a funny thing to see…if you like cows.

Belvedere Garden

The Belvedere Palace is famous for bringing some of the best artwork in the world to Vienna. We were excited to take the kids to see the palace and enjoy the paintings, but things didn’t quite go as planned…Since we don’t have a car and have to take public transportation everywhere, getting to the Belevdere…

Fun Around the House

Okay, so I am kind of behind on the posting, and I have a collection of random pics of the kids that I decided to dump into one post. Enjoy!Teddy on his potty. What more needs to be said? Elora trying on a hat sample Chris is working on. She loves all of Daddy’s new…

Stadt Park

We went for a really long walk around the city, just to see what was there. I am always surprised how close together everything is when you get off the train and just walk… pretty soon I might actually be able to find my way around without walking in too many circles. We ended up…

Plenty of Zoo Days!

There has actually been some pretty nice weather the last few weeks (in between the rainy days) and we have spent a lot of time at the zoo… rather than spending my time making tons of zoo posts, I just picked some of my favorite pics from the last few weeks to share! (And the…

Heeresgeschichtlichtes Museum – The Arsenal

The Heeresgeschichtlichtes Museum – try saying that ten times fast – or just one time fast for that matter, so we (and everyone else) just call it the Arsenal. This is the largest building built to hold a military history museum. The Austrian Emperor built it to show off Austria’s various military triumphs in the…

Vienna Mittelaltermarkt – Middle Ages Market Festival

We went to a Rennaissance Fair, which is called a Middle Ages Market in German. It was held at the Aresenal military history museum in Vienna, so naturally it started with a demonstration of various artillery pieces and some musketeers.They provided ear plugs, which was good because the cannons were VERY loud. Elora was more…

Lainzer Tiergarten

We had some nice weather so we took the kids out for a hike in the Vienna imperial hunting grounds. It’s not a far walk from our apartment, but you have to walk a good way up hill so you work up a nice sweat. We found several observation towers, that we think might be…