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…

Virgilkapelle and City Wander

There is a really neat little museum in the Stephansplatz U-Bahn station. It is an underground church that was excavated during the construction of the U-Bahn. It was burned in a fire in the 1700s and buried, along with an old graveyard around the Stephansdom Cathedral. On the first Sunday of every month the museum…

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…

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….

Dürnstein

I have always wanted to see Dürnstein, a little town outside of Vienna where Richard the Lionheart was captured and held captive after the crusades. I had heard the story and heard it is a beautiful area of Austria, so we headed out early in the morning to check it out. Dürnstein is a very small…

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…

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…

Time Travel Vienna and a Night at the Volksoper

The kids had so much fun with Nana and Grampy. We were sad when their visit came to a close. The kids picked out some great last adventures to have with their grandparents. The big kids have been wanting to see Time Travel Vienna. The little kids were having a rough day, so we let…

The Big Prater Adventure

The kids have been saving their money for months so they could go back to Prater. It is like a carnival/fair/amusement park. We went in the Spring and the kids loved it so much that they decided they wanted to save 100 Euro and go back again. Chris told them that if they could save…

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…

Paris by Bus

On our last day we asked the kids what they would like to do, and they all said they wanted to ride in one of the big hop on/off buses for a bus tour. They had been seeing them all week and wanted to ride one and also I think everyone was pretty tired of…

Paris Bakery Tour and Monet

I booked a behind the scenes bakery tour for our family so we could learn how to make baguettes! Our tour started out with breakfast! We each got to pick a pastry and drink. We had some fresh squeezed orange juice that was amazing to go with our yummy treats. The pastries looked really beautiful and…