Too much history, especially when written by this amateur, can make for boring reading-but stay with me for a moment. Since 869, through various invasions and even a devastating fire, Baden has stayed true to its origin: thermae, spa, healing waters. "Everyone" made their way to Baden since the Romans, from Hapsburgs to Beethoven, Strauss and the Soviets. The town is walkable, through neoclassic architecture, cobbled pedestrian streets, lush parks with views to the vineyards, an outdoor market and of course the spas and casino (one of the largest in Europe). To get there is an easy ride on the local train (Lokalbahn Wien-Baden) hop on in front of the Vienna Opera. It runs every 15 minutes.
Welcome Spring. Great to meet you Baden. Go Cats!