Wasserspielplatz on Donau Insel

We love the water playgrounds here in Vienna. Today we met up with lots of friends at the wasserspielplatz that is on Donau Insel. It is so fun for the kids with multiple shallow pools, sand play areas, a rope bridge, a wonderful raft to play on, and today they also had a painting and…

Oliver’s family concert

The kids like to perform little concerts for the family. Often they insist we record them. Oliver especially enjoys outlining the program. Elora transposed her piano song, “There is a Green Hill Far Away” into notes she could play on her bird flute she got at the knight festival. Elora also loves to compose her…

A Visit to Haus der Musik

We took the kids to the Vienna Haus der Musik. We took Oliver and Elora there years ago when they were 4 and 2, but because it is included with our Niederösterreich Card we were happy to take them again for free. The Haus der Musik is an interactive sound museum, which makes it sound more…

Wüstenhaus Schönbrunn – Desert House

We often pass the Wüstenhaus Schönbrunn (Schönbrunn Desert House) on our way to the zoo, and our desert-loving daughter Marion has been asking to go to it since last summer. As it turns out, our Niederösterreich card let’s us get in for free as many times as we want this year! The kids were excited to go…

ZOOM Museum Studio

We love the ZOOM museum. We went again last week, but this time we went to the Art Studio. The Studio is designed like a dragon garden this year, and the kids had a great time making figures out of clay, paint, and plaster. There is an outdoor garden where the kids can work with…

Vienna Donauturm and Donau Park

We signed up for the Niederösterreich Card, which gives you access to a bunch of places for free. One of those places is the Donauturm – the largest tower in Austria – which is in the middle of a large park on the Donau (Danube River). We had never been to the tower before, so…

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the Musikverein

Our kids all love to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It’s practically background music to their lives. Before Oliver could even speak in sentences, he was singing along to Motab. So when we heard that the 360 person Choir and Orchestra at Temple  Square was going to play in the world famous Vienna Musikverein, we…

Vienna Schatzkammer Treasury

We took the kids to the Hofburg Imperial Treasury, locally known as the Schatzkammer. Tickets are included in our annual pass to the Art History Museum and since our card is expiring we decided it was time for a visit. The kids love listening to the audio guide and discovering all the interesting historical facts…