Robinson Spielplatz

Our friends invited us to the Robinson Spielplatz today. This was our first time at this park and wow! We were super surprised by what we found. There is so much to explore. There are really big tree forts all over the place. The park looks small when you walk in, but once you start…

Strandbad Angelibad

We have recently discovered Strandbad Angelibad – a “beach” along the Donau River with a beautiful tree-lined grassy area, a wading pool, floating dock, and play structures for kids. We absolutely love it. The kids love looking for fish and rocks in the river, swimming out to the dock to jump in the river, and…

Swimming!

We had a nice hot week where it was unbearable to stay home in the hot apartment, so we went swimming. A LOT. We enjoyed going to different pools with different friends every day, and found a new pool that we really enjoy at Wahringerpark. We brought some lunch and enjoyed swimming with friends all…

Prater

Christiana was super excited to go to Prater for the day this past Saturday. We let each kid pick five rides to go on, a huge splurge for all of them! It was fun to see what everyone chose and it made for a very full day. We started out the day by renting this…

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…

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….

Tramway Tag

The kids have been seeing billboards all over the city for Tramway Tag, which sounded like just the activity for us (more specifically, Oliver). He was so excited about it that he ripped out an advertisement from the newspaper and grabbed a flyer at the train information center when we were already on the way…

Easter Fun

We had a great time this Easter Season! We spent time together on our Salzburg trip and got home to enjoy Easter festivities the week before Easter Sunday. We spent time dying eggs with the kids. This year was a lot of fun because Chris pulled out glitter, pom poms, googly eyes, and and glitter…