Baden bei Wien
Spa of Emperors
Baden bei Wien, is located next to the great European metropolis of Vienna, historic seat of one of the world’s greatest imperial dynasties - the Habsburgs. Baden was long their favourite summer resort; a ‘Spa of Emperors’ and a magnet for high-level politics. The town uniquely combines the architecture of the beginning of the nineteenth century (“Biedermeier”) with the architecture and infrastructures of the turn of the twentieth century when Baden became a world class spa resort. The spa district is centred on the spa garden that contains the architectural cluster of Kurhaus, Trinkhalle, Sommerarena and music pavilion. The therapeutic and recreational spa landscape extends into a scenic terrain of hills and valley that contain a distinguished belt of ‘sommerfrische’ villas for Viennese and parks. Musical heritage of outstanding universal significance is linked to one of the favourite workplaces of Wolfgang Amadus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Strauß.