Virgilkapelle and City Wander

There is a really neat little museum in the Stephansplatz U-Bahn station. It is an underground church that was excavated during the construction of the U-Bahn. It was burned in a fire in the 1700s and buried, along with an old graveyard around the Stephansdom Cathedral. On the first Sunday of every month the museum…

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…

More Firsts for Christiana

Chris took Christiana and the younger three kids to the Neuberg Museums while Elora played with a friend. We love the inside of the building. It is beautiful just to walk around. The museums inside are great, with musical instruments, armor, and archeological finds from Ephesus. First trip to Prater Park! It is a beautiful…

Dürnstein

I have always wanted to see Dürnstein, a little town outside of Vienna where Richard the Lionheart was captured and held captive after the crusades. I had heard the story and heard it is a beautiful area of Austria, so we headed out early in the morning to check it out. Dürnstein is a very small…

Salzburg – Sound of Music

We had intended to take a Sound of Music bus tour the last day. We had to check out of our apartment early and had a late night train home. That meant a whole day of carrying all our backpacks, halberds, and souvenirs before getting to the train. At the last minute we decided it…

Daddy Days

Marion calls Saturdays, “Daddy Days” because it is the one day we all go out together with Daddy. Sometimes we just wander about the city and discover new places. Sometimes we go to the Naschmarkt and get kebabs (most of the time!) Sometimes we go to a new museum. Sometimes we have movie days at…

Mozart Tour

We are learning about composers in school right now and this week we have been learning about Mozart! He is my kids’ favorite composer and they have been waiting to learn about him, so this was a very exciting week at our house. I love the walking tours I found online that are musician walks….

Peaceful Sunday Snow

Over the weekend James got really sick, so Chris stayed home from church while I took the other three. We headed out pretty early in the morning and it was snowing. The city was beautifully quiet and still so early, with untouched snow everywhere and lots of big snowflakes falling on us. When we saw…

Michelangelo at the Votivkirche

There is an art exhibition in the Votivkirche cathedral in Vienna that shows replicas of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel paintings. I was really interested to see it, so I packed up the kids and we headed to the cathedral. To be clear, an art exhibition in a cathedral where one is expected to be silent, with…

Sunday Funday

I love Sundays because of the random small moments of love that pop up now and then. Like Oliver holding Marion’s hand on the way to the bus stop. Snuggles and selfies on the bus! Marion and Daddy went home a different way than the rest of us so we could “race”. They won because…

Paris Bakery Tour and Monet

I booked a behind the scenes bakery tour for our family so we could learn how to make baguettes! Our tour started out with breakfast! We each got to pick a pastry and drink. We had some fresh squeezed orange juice that was amazing to go with our yummy treats. The pastries looked really beautiful and…