A Night at the Vienna State Opera House

A few months back, we booked tickets for The Marriage of Figaro at the Vienna Opera. (By the way, the performance was much better in the opera we saw than that link) We splurged and got pricey box seats. The ticketing process was interesting… you select areas you are willing to sit and how much you’re willing…

Volksgarten

The Volksgarten is one of my favorite places to walk around in Vienna. The roses are all in bloom and it was a nice day, so we decided to go on a walk and enjoy the flowers. On the way there we went to get some ice cream. Oliver was so excited because we finally…

ZOOM Kinder Museum

We love the ZOOM Museum in Vienna. It is a children’s museum with different activities to choose from. All activities are offered in both English and German. Today we went to the Ocean exhibit, which is geared toward younger children, ages 0-6. They have a “Big Sisters and Brothers” time scheduled in the afternoons on Fridays…

Hofferplatz Familienbad – Family Swimming Pool

It is starting to get hot in Vienna, and the kids have been asking to go to the swimming pool for a month already. Today it was pretty warm and after looking on a map for the closest pool, I found the little “Hofferplatz Familienbad” – Hofferplatz family swimming pool – that is pretty near…

Engineering for Kids

In the spring the kids took some Engineering for Kids classes that were right down the street from our apartment. All the classes were offered in German and English. It was a great chance for them to meet other kids and explore subjects that I would not have been able to teach them, like Robotics….

Movie Night!

I took the kids to see Zootopia 3D at the Haydn English cinema. The kids were so excited to find out that there are movie theaters here with movies in English. Apparently there are age restrictions that are supposed to be strictly enforced here in Vienna. They asked me how old the kids were and…

Sunday Funday Happy Day

We take public transit to church every Sunday. It takes 30 – 40 minutes depending on whether or not we make our connections. We go to church in the afternoon, so we tend to pack a lunch and leave early so we can have a stress free trip to church. We always start out on…

Outdoor Crafts at Sous-Bois

As we walked down the street in Vienna heading to the park, we came across this cute outdoor craft area on Neustiftgasse. It is set up by Sous-Bois, a stationary store that offers various classes on book-making and sells beautiful pop-up books. The craft area is free for anyone. There is a nice seating area,…

Ice Dreams

The kids have a point jar at home that they get to add a point to when they are being extra helpful, do chores with a good attitude or without being asked, work hard on their school work, etc. When the jar is full they get a great prize. Today was our first time filling…

Kunsthistorische Museum with Friends

Today the kids had a great time showing some friends around the Kunsthistorische Museum (Art History Museum) in Vienna. We have always come by ourselves and it was so fun (and sometimes funny) to watch how the kids decided to navigate the museum while trying to show off each of their favorite pieces of art….

Vienna’s Natural History Museum

On Wednesday afternoons the Natural History Museum has a showing at their Digital Planetarium that is in English. The kids have always wanted to go to the planetarium, and today it was raining so it was a perfect day to watch the movie at the museum about Super Volcanoes. We got there a little before…

Chopped Family Champions

Whenever we are somewhere with cable TV, the kids love to watch Chopped on the Food Network. Or rather they’ve learned to love it, since we watch it whenever we have the chance. So the kids have begged us to hold regular Chopped competitions in our apartment here in Vienna. Tonight it was Chopped Macaroni…