Belvedere

No trip to Vienna is complete without seeing some of Gustav Klimt’s artwork. The kids were excited to show Christiana the paintings at the Belvedere and tell her about Klimt. It is a beautiful museum and we really enjoyed it on this rainy day. The building itself is very beautiful. I love the paintings on…

Haus des Meeres

The weather has gotten cool this past week, so we decided to go to Haus des Meeres on a nice windy afternoon. The best public transit entertainment is taking pictures. The kids are such hams. There are some awesome tunnels that walk through big fish tanks on the first floor of the aquarium. We had…

Happy Pioneer Day!

Elora really wanted to have a Pioneer Day Party, so she planned lots of great activities and invited some friends to join in. We had planned to have the party at the park, but due to the rainy weather we decided to have dinner at our place and hope for the rain to depart in…

Lainzer Tiergarten Stick Forts

We headed back into the Lainzer Tiergarten today with friends for a nice hike and some fort building fun. This was the first time I have ever managed to get by children out of the house by 8:30 am in the summer. They all got up, made and packed sandwiches and water, and were ready…

Hermesvilla and Lainzer Tiergarten

My kids call the Lainzer Tiergarten “Sherwood Forest” and they were so excited to go spend the afternoon there. We also stopped by the Hermesvilla – Sisi’s Castle of Dreams. The Hermesvilla is a little palace that the Emperor Franz Josef built for his wife Elizabeth in the Lainzer Tiergarten, which used to be in…

Saying Goodbye to Good Friends

Our first summer here two years ago, we got invited by our friend Elodie to meet up with a bunch of moms at the Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz. It was our first friend outing in Vienna after our move here, and the day I met a lot of new great friends. On the tram on the way…

A Little City Wander

This afternoon we took a little wander about the city to show Christiana some of our favorite sights. We started off at Karlsplatz. The kids love this church (and the neighboring playground!) After enjoying the view of the outside (and explaining to Marion that the reflecting pool is NOT a swimming pool after she decided…

Tiergarten Schönbrunn

We spent a beautiful morning at the Tiergarten Schönbrunn this week. It was a bit cloudy and the weather forecast called for thunderstorms, which meant there were very few people at the zoo! We stayed mostly in the forest to stay cool on a warm day and it turned out to be the perfect zoo morning….

Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz

We met our friends at the Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz. I love this water playground, it is such a beautiful place to spend the day. On the way to the playground the kids always get sidetracked by the exercise machines. We worked out for a bit before heading to the playground. The water is super dooper cold….