Welcome to the Vienna Family Network

Relocating to Vienna with children? Expecting a new baby? We are here for you and offer:

Information – Browse our website and join us to tap into the collective experience of more than 2000 members.

Support – Become part of our community and join informal group meetings and social events.

Friendship – We bring you together with other members going through the same experience to make vital and lasting friendships.

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Vienna Family Network (VFN) is an English-speaking support network for international parents and parents-to-be living in and around Vienna. We are a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers. We are here to make sure you feel connected and supported as we all take on the most challenging and rewarding job in the world.

Open House March

07/03/2024

Welcome to our community of international parents! Interested in learning more about the Vienna Family Network? The VFN Open House is a wonderful opportunity to meet with other international parents living in Vienna and learn more about our membership benefits. We look forward to seeing you at our next Open House! Please let us know who will be joining so we can plan ahead. Our new location is: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080 Wien (Entrance through the glass doors).

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  • When: Sunday 3rd December, 10am-4pm Who’s invited: This event is strictly for VFN Members, their partners and children only. (The tickets are already sold out, please send us an email to be included on the waiting list) What: A whole day of festive fun with ALL PROCEEDS on the day…

  • We all know communication in relationships can be…er…complicated. And cross-cultural relationships come with some unique “toppings” on the old relationship pizza.
    With language barriers, cultural differences, and logistical challenges such as, “your continent or mine,” it’s a wonder any cross-cultural relationships get past the (often long distance) dating phase.
    However, I’ve had a few lovely misunderstandings in my own relationship which have actually benefitted our communication in the long run. Here are 3 examples.

  • In multi-national cities like Vienna, we find ourselves on this adventure called life, alongside people of different cultural, linguistic, and ideological backgrounds. And this makes the adventure both trickier and more enriching at the same time.

  • Dear VFN WhatsApp Group,

    It’s been several years now since I joined this group, at which time I was just over halfway through my first pregnancy. Like many of us, I was far away from my family and friends. I felt thrust into an exceedingly complex and bewildering system and was overwhelmed by a language that seemed to mock my attempts at learning it. I was beginning to realise that maternity leave might turn out to be quite lonely and I was anxious that the most challenging moments I was certain to face would be without the support system on which I had always counted before life made other plans.