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 October

05/10/2023

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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