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…

Tiergarten Schönbrunn

We spent a beautiful morning at the Tiergarten Schönbrunn this week. It was a bit cloudy and the weather forecast called for thunderstorms, which meant there were very few people at the zoo! We stayed mostly in the forest to stay cool on a warm day and it turned out to be the perfect zoo morning….

It’s Zoo Season!

We played hooky from kindergarten today and went to the Schönbrunn zoo with a friend. It was a beautiful day with the sun occasionally poking through the clouds and wonderful early spring temperatures. The kids were so excited to go out with a friend from school. All around the zoo are enclosures that used to…

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…

Schönbrunn Children’s Museum with Nana and Grampy

On a nice rainy afternoon during Nana and Grampy’s visit, we went to the Schönbrunn Children’s Museum. It was SO FUN. The kids really loved the museum which is filled with great interactive exhibits. We even had a coupon that we got when we purchased our zoo passes this year! The first exhibit is a fun…

More Adventures with Nana and Grampy

Nana and Grampy stayed in Vienna for a few weeks and we all had a great time. Nana and Grampy had a hotel for a week and the kids got to take turns “spending the night” which was a super exciting treat. Elora made a little list of everything she wanted to show them, and…

Nana and Grampy Visit Vienna!

Nana and Grampy have come to Vienna for a couple weeks. The kids have been asking for three months “How long until Nana and Grampy come visit?” Elora has a big list of places she wants to go with them, so we have been working hard to check off all the fun that Elora wants…

Wüstenhaus Schönbrunn – Desert House

We often pass the Wüstenhaus Schönbrunn (Schönbrunn Desert House) on our way to the zoo, and our desert-loving daughter Marion has been asking to go to it since last summer. As it turns out, our Niederösterreich card let’s us get in for free as many times as we want this year! The kids were excited to go…

Vienna Philharmonic Sommer Nacht Konzert

Every year the Vienna Philharmonic puts on a free concert at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. This year it drew 100,000 people. We decided to get their early and try to hear the concert from up on the hill. We have seen people sit up there in the past and figured this way we could bring…

The Schönbrunn Zoo

We had one of those homeschooling mornings where I wonder why we homeschool. The kids had stayed up too late the night before, they were crabby and fighting, and didn’t really seem like they wanted to listen. When I talked to Elora, who was doing a great job trying to be helpful in spite of…