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Child Friendly Vienna

Forchtenstein Castle – Why Visit And What To Expect

Forchtenstein castle

Set in Austria’s hilly Burgenland, Forchtenstein Castle vividly connects visitors with 600 years of history and a world-class art collection. Across the 14th-century Austrian castle, the Hungarian Esterhazy princes tell their story of the 30-Year-War, the Ottomans, and Napoleon. And because it’s only an hour’s drive from Wien it makes a great day tour from Vienna.  For military buffs, Forchtenstein’s …

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Classical Vienna Concerts With Small Children – Where To Take Your Kids

Vienna concerts with small children: Vienna Boys Choir

To enjoy classical Vienna concerts with small children pick events with the right format at the right time of day. Unless your kids are night owls they will probably be calmer during day-time concerts. As for the set up, also consider smaller ensembles of one to four musicians. Sometimes, a few instruments will captivate their attention more than a grand …

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Vienna Ferris Wheel – 8 Insights Before You Board

Vienna Ferris Wheel

Would you enjoy a ride in the Vienna Ferris Wheel? By all means, add the Wiener Riesenrad to your list if you love nostalgic places, engineering breakthroughs, a gentle pace, and panoramic views. To prepare for your ride and everything around, gather insight and practical information below. 1. How Old Is The Vienna Ferris Wheel? Dating from 1897, the Giant …

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Vienna With Toddler: Discover 8 Top Tips

Vienna with toddler: Liliput train

What to do in Vienna Austria with a toddler? Or put differently – how to keep a 2 or 3-year old happy in a cultural capital? Because I often roamed Wien with my own toddlers, I thought I’d share my tried-and-tested tips with you. 1. Move Around In A Kinderkutsche If you like biking and have young children rent one …

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Puppets Theatre Vienna Review: Marionette Opera Magic Flute

Marionette Theater Vienna in Schonbrunn

Puppets Theatre Vienna. Since the marionette opera in Vienna is fun and enchanting it’s a sure fire way for your children to enjoy classical music. When I introduced my kids to opera I took them to see Mozart’s Magic Flute at the marionette theater of Schönbrunn Palace. Her is our review. The Puppets Theatre In Schönbrunn Puppets Theatre Vienna. Tucked …

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Vienna Zoo At Schonbrunn: A Native Mum’s Guide And Map

Since my Viennese grandparents took me to the Vienna Zoo in Schonbrunn I have returned several times: first with my little nephews, now with my own children. Below you’ll get my personal guide of the ‘Tiergarten Schonbrunn’. Find out what to see and do there, where to eat (or NOT to eat), and how to book tickets. Like Schonbrunn Palace, …

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Vienna Christmas Market Guide and Map 2020

Vienna Christmas market on Freyung

Vienna Christmas Market Guide 2020. Each year Vienna and various local associations fit more than a dozen Vienna Christmas markets with Christmas trees, mulled wine, traditional food, and arts and crafts stalls. In addition, some of them boast live bands and gospel choirs, ice curling rinks, and even fire dances and an Alpine log cabin. To find out where and …

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Vienna With Kids: 16 Surefire Tips For City Fun

Schonbrunn's Children's Museum

What is there to do in Vienna with kids? Which classical music activities are fun for them? And where are the best playgrounds for children? Actually, my own kids and their local cousins were pivotal in pulling together this cheat sheet for young parents visiting Vienna.  But before you dive into the top 16 highlights for children in Vienna, here …

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Vienna Prater Amusement Park: Giant Ferris Wheel And Insider Tips

Vienna Prater Giant Ferris Wheel

Vienna Prater amusement park is our oldest and largest luna park. The most exciting attraction for travellers is the Giant Ferris Wheel. For second time travellers and insiders it is probably the chain carousel. At 117 metres, it is the highest in the world and whizzes you around in exhilarating heights, offering the most stunning views over Vienna.  The larger part of …

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Vienna Opera For Children 2020: 5 Most Magic Places

Things to do in Vienna December: opera for children

Vienna Opera for Children. As a matter of fact, Wien can introduce children to the world of opera and classical music like no other capital. Almost throughout the year you and your family can watch special children’s operas. Since they are all funny and not too long they create a great first opera experience for kids. While children’s operas are …

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Covid-19 Update for Vienna Tourists

Due to continuously changing restrictions for the Austrian and Viennese tourism and leisure industry please cross check each travel tip on this site with official updates. As soon as local institutions and businesses get back to a more foreseeable schedule, events and opening times on this site will be regularly updated.

Austria's Official Covid-19 Advice