Das Erste Gold Exhibit – Kunsthistorische Museum

Oliver has been asking to see the exhibit at the Kunsthistorische Museum (art history museum) called “Das Erste Gold”. I love that in a city with posters advertising EVERYTHING, Oliver picked out this exhibit as something he just had to see. It was a beautiful sunny day better suited to an outing at the park,…

Zotter Chocolate Factory

Chris took a couple of days off work to spend time with the family so we decided to rent a car and explore some places in Austria that are a bit farther out than we normally go. First stop? Zotter Chocolate Factory in Riegersburg! I went years ago with friends and have always wanted to…

Salzburg – City of Mozart

Oliver scouted out all the places we needed to visit to find out about Mozart as we walked around the city and then we had a great “day of Mozart” where we visited all the places Oliver wanted to go. Our first stop was the Mozart Wohnhaus, the house Mozart grew up in. Just in…

Trip to Salzburg

Oliver has been asking to visit Salzburg since the day he found out Mozart was born there, so a couple weeks ago we decided to plan a trip! We stayed in Salzburg for five days, and lucked out with a pretty great airbnb apartment that was near the train station and just a short walk…

Ice Skating at the Rathaus

After the Christmas Markets close down, Vienna sets up a big ice skating rink all around the Rathaus (city hall). We finally took the kids on Monday night after I saved upwards of 50 euros by hunting down used ice skates all across Vienna for two weeks. Not sure it was worth the effort, but…

Date at Strudl’s

There is a cafe near us that I love called Strudl’s. I go there when I go out by myself so I can relax with really yummy soup and even better dessert. I have been telling Chris how great it is and we were supposed to go there on our anniversary, but it was closed…

Christmas Markets in Vienna!

Christmas is my favorite time of year, and even more so in Vienna. I love all the Christmas markets, the lights, the yummy food, warm drinks, Christmas music, and especially the Christmas ornaments! Our first market was the Rathaus market one cold night. I love the ornament stands here and was able to find a…

Thanksgiving in Brian Head

This year we got to spend Thanksgiving in Brian Head, Utah! We love it there. It is a beautiful ski resort in the mountains near our Utah home. We have a condo there and spent the week enjoying lots of outdoor fun. When we first got there, there was very little snow on the ground,…

Plachutta

We love the restaurant Plachutta. Their main dish they serve is called Tafelspitz – it is a boiled beef and it is amazing. We told the kids we were taking them to a fancy restaurant that served Emperor Franz Josef’s favorite dish. They said they would try everything and behave nicely, so we checked it…

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…

Roller Coaster Restaurant

Chris heard about a restaurant where your food is served by a roller coaster, and we decided something that cool needed to be checked out in person! The restaurant is at the Prater, our favorite amusement park. We headed over and rode the bumper cars, then went to the restaurant where we got to take…