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…

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…

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…

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….

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….

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 – 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…

Spring is Here!

Spring is here! We celebrated by enjoying the fountain that just got filled today at the Palais Lichtenstein. The kids had a great time walking around the fountain, looking at the ducks, and finding the hose that was currently filling the fountain. This is a beautiful park. We found signs of spring everywhere – budding…

Stadtpark

We went to play with some friends at the Stadtpark playground last week. We couldn’t go home without visiting the pond to see the ducks. The kids were sad that there was no bread to feed the ducks, so they fished some sunflower seeds out of their trail mix to feed to the ducks. James…

Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz

We enjoy the water playgrounds around Vienna when the weather is warm. Near the end of the summer we headed to the Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz (Water Tower Water Playground). This is my favorite playground. I love the old water tower that is right nearby, the large grassy area, and Oliver loves the slide tower that is…

Floridsdorfer Wasserpark

Today we went to a new park – the Floridsdorfer Wasserpark. It is a beautiful park near the Donau with lots of water, lots of beautiful water birds, benches to sit and relax everywhere, and a really cool playground. We had never been there before, so we got off the train at the Neue Donau…