Irrgarten – Labyrinth

On our last day together we took Nana and Christiana to the Labyrinth at the Schönbrunn. It is always a fun place to explore! We love the different mazes and the playground. In the maze we split up into teams. Chris and I have been there a lot of times and thought we knew the…

Schatzkammer

It has been a super hot week with a lot of swimming, but we took a break from the pool to show Christiana the Schatzkammer (the Imperial Treasury). It is air conditioned and has amazing jewels, crowns, capes, and more. We could only get two audioguides, so the kids had to share. Marion got one…

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…

Albertina

A friend of mine is moving soon and she has not been to all the art museums yet, so we joined her for a short trip to the Albertina this week. Elora and Oliver enjoyed exploring the roof while waiting for our friend to join us. I love the outside of the Albertina building. We…

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…

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,…

Salzburg – Hellbrunn and Salt Mines

We went out to Hellbrunn, an estate just outside of Salzburg where the archbishop used to bring guests to entertain them on summer days. The best part of Hellbrunn is the trick water fountains in the gardens. We enjoyed a tour of the gardens and the kids loved the fountains. There are beautiful fountains all…

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…

ZOOM Splish Splash Balderdash

I love the new ZOOM Studio! It is called Splish Splash Balderdash and the theme is building boats and other water activities. There are awesome work benches and real tools for the kids to use and plenty of fun ways to play in the large, colorful water tanks. I was so impressed to see the…

Remise Public Transit Museum

Remise is Oliver’s favorite museum. He loves trains, buses, and all public transit and says they are the reason why he wants to live in Vienna forever. We had a free ticket on our Niederösterreich Card which expired at the end of March, so I took all the kids out on a windy day to…

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…

Happy Birthday, Elora!

Elora is growing up way too fast! I just can’t believe she is already eleven. She brings art, music, crafts, creativity, imagination, and beauty into our home every day. She is the resident Mama Hen that loves to read stories to siblings, come up with weird and crazy games for everyone to play, loves cooking…