Baden bei Wien, Austria


Baden bei Wien or Baden near Vienna is located 25 kilometers south of Vienna, on the vine-covered slopes of the Vienna Woods. The 36 ° C warm sulfur thermal springs in Austria's most important spa town have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. An imperial spa for centuries, Baden experienced its heyday between 1796 and 1938. The spa facilities such as spa parks, baths and theaters are embedded in the beautiful Biedermeier town. In the extensive villa belt, the rich and famous of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy met with great minds and artists. Seldom do city and nature flow together so harmoniously as in Baden. The world health resort is a candidate for a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Great Spas of Europe.


Getting there

By plane
The best way to get to Baden by car from Vienna-Schwechat Airport (IATA Code: VIE) is via A4-S1-A2; by public transport with the S-Bahn line S7 to Wien-Rennweg - go to the other side of the central platform - and continue with an S-Bahn or a regional train towards Baden or Wiener Neustadt. Caution: some S-Bahn trains to Wiener Neustadt run on the Pottendorfer line and therefore do not pass Baden. You have to take an S-Bahn line with a single-digit number (S1, S2 or S3). Travel time approx. 1:15 h, fare for four zones in the VOR (Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region), that is 8.40 euros as of 1/2015.

For sports pilots, about 10 km southwest of Baden is the Vöslau airfield (LOAV) with an 869 meter long asphalt runway

In the street
Baden is on the A2 E59 Süd Autobahn (Vienna-Graz), exits 21 Baden and 24 Bad Vöslau. The drive from Vienna city center takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.

Coming from the west (Linz, Salzburg) it is best to take the A1 E60 West Autobahn to the Steinhäusl junction, change to the A21 E60 Wiener Außenring Autobahn (signposted: Wien Süd / Ost, Graz, Budapest) and follow it to the exit 17 Mayerling. Turn right onto the B11 and after 2 km in the village of Alland turn left onto the B210. You can reach Baden through the beautiful Helenental valley from the west. Caution: No drive through for trucks.

Coming from the south-east (Eisenstadt, Sopron) take the A3 to exit 9 Ebreichsdorf West and follow the B210 westwards directly to Baden. Caution: No drive through for trucks.

Coming from Mödling, you can also take the beautiful panoramic route through the vineyards on the eastern edge of the Vienna Woods, via Gumpoldskirchen and Pfaffstätten.

By train
Baden is easily accessible via the Südbahn with S-Bahn and regional trains from Wiener Neustadt and Vienna (S-Bahn main line, including access in Meidling, main station below, Wien-Mitte and Praterstern) and Mödling.

In addition, Baden is connected to Vienna by the Vienna-Baden local railway, which operates as a tram in Vienna and Baden and only uses its own track structure on the overland route. The travel time from Vienna with the "Badner Bahn" is significantly longer than with the regional trains, but you have a free connection from city center to city center. Furthermore, the local train stops among others. also in Traiskirchen, Guntramsdorf, Wiener Neudorf and Vösendorf.

The fare from Vienna to Baden is - regardless of whether you take the S-Bahn or the Badnerbahn - three zones in the Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) that is 6.80 euros as of 10/2015. Anyone who already has a valid ticket for the '' 'Vienna core zone' '', which ends at the Vösendorf-Siebenhirten station, must buy a connecting ticket to Baden from there.


Around town

The manageable size of the city, in particular the central pedestrian zone in the old town and the historic park, make a visit on foot advisable. The urban area is also relatively well developed by 3 city bus lines.

Baden has several therapeutic baths and special hospitals, city theaters (especially operetta performances), trotting arena and a casino. The city is located in the middle of an important wine-growing region. Panorama Baden - center with hot spots.