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Baden bei Wien

The spa town of Baden, on the eastern slopes of the Vienna Woods, was already known in Roman times, when it was called Aquae Pannoniae, and Emperor Marcus Aurelius praised its sulphuric springs. Today, its 15 hot springs make Baden a popular destination with older patients, but taking a hot sulphur bath is a relaxing experience for younger visitors too. In summer, you can swim in the open-air Art-Deco baths. The small town was completely rebuilt after a fire in 1812, and many of its attractive Neo-Classical town houses and Biedermeier-style villas hail from this period. The main architect at the time, Joseph Kornhausel (1786— 1860), largely shaped the look of the town. At one time, the list of Baden visitors read like a Who’s Who of the rich and famous, and included such luminaries as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who composed his Ave Verum here; Franz Schubert; and, most importantly, Ludwig van Beethoven. It was here that he composed his Ninth Symphony. Baden was frequented by the maestros of Viennese operetta as well: Strauss (father and son), Lanner and Zille. Napoleon also holidayed here with his wife Marie Louise.

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