Our dad goes there frequently for work-related meetings and such and this year he decided he’d fly all of us there to spend a week! Dad had flown there the week prior so my mom, sister, brother and myself flew to meet him in Vienna! I apologize in advance for how huge this blog post is but it was such a special trip for our family and I wanted it to be documented on the internet so we could go back to it! The fact that we got to have a vacation to Austria is still mind-blowing. I can’t believe how fast it came and went.
I get major flight anxiety so getting on 3 planes flying for 12+ hours just to get there was tough. Luckily, we mainly flew Delta and the Delta crew always reassure safety and having a private TV to watch a ton of awesome movies and shows was a plus. You know I watched Schitt’s Creek episodes that were available!
P.S. Video of the trip coming soon!
These were in the Vienna airport! Mom always leading the way because we had to go through customs and such
We stayed in an apartment in downtown Vienna… basically everything was walking distance which was awesome! After walking downstairs, this was the main street. How beautiful??
The first night, we went grocery shopping at the local market (it was 3 stories!)
This is the next morning! We went exploring and mom looks like a celebrity all day…
Austrians are HUGE about Christmas markets! I don’t even remember how many we visited while we were in town. It was insane. Local vendors sold food and goods in their own little booth… Basically like a farmer’s market!
We walked up that hill that was facing the castle behind us and had lunch there! The view of Vienna was amazing.
It took way too many tries to get these pictures and it was freezing outside.
That night we walked around a couple Christmas markets with one of Dad’s colleagues who lives in Vienna, Markus and his wife Vera.
The Christmas lights around town were my favorite… I wish my town did stuff like this everywhere!
This was the largest Christmas market in Vienna! It had tons of booths, ice skating trails and rinks, a Christmas light walkthrough… It was so beautiful.
The next night, we had dinner with another colleague and he took us to this awesome restaurant called Seven North… It was huge. Very modern and even had a private Pool room! Pool as in like Pool Table.
It was so sweet… a lot of restaurants that had outside seating would leave cozy blankets on EVERY chair!
Dad had to work during the day here so the rest of us explored the city and took the train. I recommended we go to see Belvedere Castle so we took the train there. We loved it!
There is a very large cathedral in the heart of downtown where we went on a tour of the Catacombs under the church and climbed 343 stairs of the South Tour for an amazing view of the city!
The next day it was time to leave to the next town!
We stayed in another apartment there in the mountains near a ski resort and it snowed every day we were there! These Florida kids were freaking out the whole time. To be completely honest, I set my alarm one morning so I wouldn’t miss it actually snowing… I’m so embarrassing LOL
After two ski school lessons we couldn’t ski…. Only dad could ski! We tried though…. It is just so hard!
We had so much fun at this playground…. Way cooler than our playgrounds in the States for sure!
Lastly, this park at a zip line! We had SO MUCH FUN doing this! Even mom and dad had a turn on it.
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