Category Archives: Outdoor Life

BADEN and the Vienna Woods or just take a Bath


Taking the family out on a day hike in the Vienna Woods is a great way to get out of the house for a day.


The wide paths make it easy to avoid stares if you are pushing a stroller. Longer and steeper paths can also be found for those who like to hike.


Another attraction is to stroll around the quaint city.

For more information see:


Take a bath

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Budapest weekend

Budapest is an easy drive for a weekend getaway from Vienna. The downtown area is chock full of restaurants, and after dark, becomes quite the hot spot for nightlife.


Both sides of the Danube river provide beautiful views.

Everything is available by the light rail and easy walk.

Some parts will be appreciated by the kids because of the resemblance to Disneyland, or is it the other way?

More photographs can be seen at my travel website.



Day trip to Kahlenberg

One of the most visited day trip locations near Vienna is Kahlenberg. It has a vast view of the city and lots of easy hiking trails for the whole family.


The drive to the top is also easy or you can choose to hike.


For more information see: Heavenly views from the Kahlenberg


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Waldseil Park


Waldseil Park in Kahlenberg is a great place for a family day trip. It’s almost as adventurous as Zip Lining, but well organized, and quite safe.

They have a English language website for the latest information:




Places to Sled

Q. What are your favourite places to tobogganing in and/or out of Vienna? We’re hoping to go sledding but don’t know where to go. (Posted 2/23/2014)

A. Türkenschanz Park, in the 18th district. Take 40 or 41 tram to Aumannplatz, walk up Türkenschanzstrasse (it’s a fairly steep hill) to the park, you will see people sledding. The 40A and 37A buses are even closer – they stop right at the park (“Gregor Mendl Strasse”). (Read TriVienna’s review of the park here.)

A. We just spent the morning sledding in the Vienna woods. If you take the bus route of the 43B bus turning right past Keylwerthgasse down the cobblestone road you take it until you get to a restaurant on the left hand side. Park there and cross the street and you’re there. Slide away!

A. Here is a website for additional ideas for sledding venues: