Baden is situated at the foot of the undulating hill range of the Vienna Woods. Being once the spa resort of the Romans then later on, Vienna's aristocracy, it has grown to become a town with some diverse, unusual and stimulating attractions.
Vienna is around 23 mins by train and the fascinating UNESCO Neusiedlersee lake is just 40 mins by car.
The Neusiedlersee lake is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has some fascinating characteristics. Having a clay bed and one of the largest surface areas in Europe, it is only chest-deep at its deepest and to this day no-one really knows where it comes from or how it's water level is maintained. It is popular for yachting, wind-surfing and family visits to the small resorts around its shores. There are several leisure parks for children as well as ancient towns where stalks arrive in springtime from Africa and inhabit big nests atop the village chimney stacks.
IN BADEN DISTRICT ITSELF:
+ Casino Baden
+ Arnulf Rainer Museum and Gallery
+ Roman Thermal (Roemertherme) indoor spa baths
+ Thermal Strand Bath (Thermenstrandbad) lido spa complex with two restaurants
+ Sooss award winning wine region and wine outlet taverns (Heurige)
+ Rauhenstein Castle and Ruin
+ Rudolfhof forest restaurant and cafe
+ Emperor Franz Joseph forest museum
+ Landscaped town park and cafes and start of forest walks (Kurpark)
+ Two Town Theatres
+Hamam Turkish Steam Rooms
+Many Excellent Bars and Restaurants
+ High grade municipal tennis complex
+ Second park, cafe, rosarium and boating lake
+ Multiple Italian 'gellati' ice cream cafes (outdoor seating)
+ Helenental valley walk and woodland restaurant
+ Skiing at the Semmering Mountain range (until March) 60 mins (car) 90 mins (train)
+ Snow mountain (Schneeberg) with cable cars all year round 60 mins by car.
+ Heiligenkreutz Monastery, home of the world famous Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz who in 2008 released the recording 'Chant: Music for the Soul' (Universal Records) which went to number one in the charts.
This is 15 minutes from White Villa by car.
+ Vienna Airport 60 minutes by train 40 minutes by car
Nearby is a stone and wooden hut lit only by candle light 20 minutes walk into the vineyards and beyond, hiding at the top of a forested hillside.
Those up for that can enjoy far reaching night views for many miles towards the Burgenland hills and plains. Sometimes there is live guitar music and pub games that anyone just seems to join in.
Local wines are kept chilled in iced cool boxes, and sold at reasonable prices.