Christiana Comes to Visit!

Our niece Christiana is staying with us for the summer! We are excited to have her visit and show her around the city. There are some important firsts that Christiana has to experience while staying with us. She had her first kebab within the first week. Good food is a must while staying in Vienna….

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

On Saturday we went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade! We dressed in green, but since it was raining and cold everyone had to wear coats and hats over their green clothes. I made little shamrocks out of felt for the kids to pin to their hats so we would feel like we had the…

More Ice Skating!

The ice skating at the Rathaus is winding down for the season. The weather has started to feel more like spring, and this is our last week of ice skating this year. The kids have really enjoyed our ice skating afternoons and we are a little sad to see them come to an end. We…

Wiener Wiesn-Fest at Prater

Chris took the kids to the Wiener Wiesn-Fest at the Prater. It is a big Oktoberfest celebration that has some fun kids activities, great music, tasty food. This year there was free bread-making for children at the Ströck stand. The kids each made their own roll, wore a baker’s hat,  enjoyed a donut, and received…

Eggenburg Mittelalterfest

We always see posters for the Medieval festival in Eggenburg, Austria. This year I actually looked it up and it is a one hour train ride from Vienna, so we decided to check it out. We headed to Spittelau to catch the train, which is where you can see the famous waste incineration plant with…

More Paris Fun!

Monday we headed to the Tuilleries Garden and the Louvre after eating tons of breads and pastries from the nearby bakery. I love French bakeries. I love exploring all the beautiful parks and gardens in Paris. There was a cute little duck pond where we relaxed and watched the birds, a playground, trees, statues, fountains,…

Ritterfest – Renaissance Fair in Wolkersdorf

We spotted posters for a Ritterfest (Knight Festival) in Wolkersdorf this weekend, so early this morning we got up to catch the train so we could check out our first Ritterfest of the year! We love any sort of Knight or Middle Ages Festival, so we were interested to see how this one would be….