Tailor-made Holidays for lovers of Opera, Operetta and Classical Music
In and Around Baden...
Stadt Theater Morbisch Baden Centre
Baden town centre is mostly pedestrianised. The elegant streets are lined with a wide variety of quality shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Don't miss the wine taverns where you can sample wines from the local vineyards. There are several parks and gardens including the sensational Rosarium and the beautiful Kur Park.
Baden is home to one of the largest casinos in Europe offering an extensive selection of games plus cafe bars and restaurants in elegant surroundings.
For relaxation, recreation, health and beauty treatments Baden offers a wide selection of options including the former Roman Baths housed in a beautiful building designed by the architects of the Vienna State Opera House. The magnificent Art-Deco Lido even has a beach of real sand!
Other sports and leisure opportunities include countless paths through the Vienna Woods for walking, cycling or riding; hot air balloon flights; horse racing and 10 golf courses in and around the town.
The 24 piece Kur Orchestra performs free open air concerts of light classical music, including operetta selections, in the beautiful Kur Park 3 or 4 days a week throughout the summer (weather permitting).
Nearby places of interest include:
Heiligenkreuz Abbey Laxenburg Castle Eisenstadt
- The "fairy-tale" Gothic castle at Laxenburg, set in the middle of a lake in a large park containing woodland, grottos and temples. The young Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elisabeth ("Sisi") spent their honeymoon here.
- The beautiful Cistercian Abbey at Heiligenkreuz dating from 1135.
- Europe's largest underground water grotto, which is visited by boat.
- The convent church and museum at Mayerling. This is on the site where Crown Prince Rudolf and his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera were found dead in 1889. It is thought that they committed suicide but the cause of their death remains shrouded in mystery.
- The delightful town of Eisenstadt and the magnificent Esterhazy Palace and Gardens. Regular daytime concerts are held in the beautiful "Haydn Hall" in the Palace. Josef Haydn resided in the town for many years, whilst employed as Court Composer to the Princes of Esterhazy. His former residence is open to the public as a museum.
- The picturesque wine growing village of Gumpoldskirchen.
- The attractive town of Modling, near Vienna with its mediaeval buildings and large parish church.
- Vienna can be quickly and easily reached by bus, train or tram. Perhaps the most enjoyable route is to take a tram from the centre of Baden direct to the magnificent Vienna State Opera House, where you can take a tour of the Opera House, then visit the Opera House Shop and relax over a coffee at the Opera House Cafe. Just across the road is "Caruso Music" a shop that stocks an astounding range of classical CDs, DVDs and videos, including a large selection of operettas.
It is very easy to get around by bus or train. Public transport is cheap, efficient and clean.
Esterhazy Palace and Gardens Haydn's House