The Vienna Woods is our great outdoors. I went to secondary school in the lovely spa town of Baden bei Wien, and I return there frequently.
Baden is a cute Biedermeier picture-book town, with a fabulous spa, a grand casino, good wineries, and beautiful villas, as you can see in the pic. Emperor Francis Joseph had his summer residence here, and Johann Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven quite like the place, too.
Best things to do: 1. Visit the historic pedestrian area 2. Go to Roemertherme spa 3. Visit the casino and Do & Co gourmet restaurant 4. Have a stroll through Kurpark 5. Take the choo-choo train from Doblhoff park through Marchetstrasse to do some villa gazing (see photo)