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    wonderful for the eyes... and for the mouth...

    by dvideira Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    ruin of Rauheneck

    Favorite thing: I went there in the summer and it was great walking around to Helenental and find out this great place along the Schwechat river.
    The walk was full of surprises like beautiful villas, an aqueduct, ruins of a castle and when I finally got there, besides the beauty of the place, I also could enjoy a splendid Sachertorte at the Baden Sacher hotel coffehouse...

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    South of Vienna

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    Church

    Favorite thing: It's a pretty place where very nice friends of mine live.
    It is close to Vienna and my dear Ludwig stays here for a while...
    We drove behind the church and I had this
    Annapet Technique's shot.

    Fondest memory: I was not there for long but something in the air says me there is culture there. Those concerts in the park I was told they have during summer
    will be part -oneday- of MUST HEAR tips.

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    Rudolfshof

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    Rudolfshof

    Favorite thing: I do apologize for the dark picture. This is the kind of spot I would like to go in my next visit to Baden. It is a coffeeshop if you will with a long history. A very free translation from their web site says:
    "When the municipality established this forest hotel in the year 1881, it received first the name "mountain yard". But then, the wedding of Kronprinzen Rudolf with duchess Stephanie came about and the place since then was known as Rudolfshof."
    With the beautiful view over Baden up to the Leithagebirge, this restaurant is a very popular.
    To get here you need a car. But trust me, it is a
    MUST SEE.

    http://members.aon.at/grasmucka/

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    Saint Stephen

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    Saint Stephen

    Favorite thing: Important buildings in Baden are the Town-Hall (Rathaus) and this cozy Gothic church of Saint Stephen, which you can partially see in the drive-by shoot.

    Pay attention Rathaus is written in German. But if you are interested in the English meaning, here goes a tip: the houses for big rats are usually located in London and Oklahoma.

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    Flowers in the trees

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    Favorite thing: It took me by surprise; it was early May and well "off the beaten path" in Baden I found a street with
    a row of trees in full blossom. Later in the "super beaten path" area, close to the Casino, I saw flowers but not in the trees. As matter of fact there were not trees with flowers in the whole area. Only in this street that who knows the name and who knows it was located. I just drive through and
    Annapet's technique did the rest.

    Fondest memory: I missed the name of these street.

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    the tram

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    Youth

    Favorite thing: Baden has its own life. In themornig you can hear music coming out from several house in the neighborhood. Time for reharsal. Piano, violin, viola, chello.. you say it. It is llike a big orchestra without director and everyone playing a different
    "tune". But Baden is close to Vienna and I guess that for many people is becomming like a bed-town. You work in Vienna, you sllep in Baden.
    The tram these "kids" were waitnig for is the one that tooks you in 60 minutes to the city centre.

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    Hauptplatz

    by manuelEB Updated Aug 15, 2003

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    Plague Column

    Favorite thing: Here we are in the Hauptplatz (Main Square). This kind of columns are very common in Austria, and I
    am not sure to have seen them in Germany or other European countries. They commemorates the victory over the plague. Here in Baden is called the Trinity Column, and it is written there that was built in 1714. It seems that the plague badly affected Vienna and surrondings in middle
    1600's. I am wrtting the palgue but I should write
    a plague, because Vienna appears affected several times, over the years, by plagues. The plague and the rats are closely related, do not forget it.

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    Ludwig von Beethoven

    by manuelEB Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    LvB's House

    Favorite thing: Starting in 1804, Ludwig spent the summer season of fully 15 years in Baden. The house shown in the picture was his residence. Since Vienna was not far away (45 minutes in tram car and 20 minutes by car using the highway) he repeatedly moved back and forth between his residences in both cities. I a not sure he had a proper international drving license, but who cares he was a genius. My friend, a professional musician, mentioned that the rumor has that many of the Ludwig-chan's
    important works (thus became CDs that you can buy if oyu have money) where composed in Baden. For example, most of his Ninth Symphony, and part of the "Eroica".

    It is noteworthy the spirit of the genius, of the man who is not mean with others because he knows his strength is genuine: In 1812, Banden was consumed by a great fire. Ludwig organized a charity concert in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, to help the victims.

    Fondest memory: Listening to the stories in every spot of this pretty town.

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    Straus and Lanner memorial in the Kurpark of Baden

    by manuelEB Updated Jul 19, 2003

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    Straus and Lanner

    Favorite thing: This bronze of 1912 (I am a metallurgist by training so believe me) is located in the Kurpark of Baden. Close to the hills. The "Britonnica Encyclopaedia" says that this memorial in honour of Johann Strauss, father (because there is a Johann Strauss, son and probably also a Johann Strauss, Holy Spirit) and Joseph Lanner "remind the visitor that many melodies were inspired by the town of Baden"; which is a good thing ot say of any town. Baden is close to the famous "Vienna's Woods" were even the wood rats can dance Viennese Waltz.

    Fondest memory: Back to the future: The summer concerts in the
    Kurpark of Baden are cool!!!!

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    Strauss and Lanner Memorial 2

    by manuelEB Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Lanner lsitening to  J. Strauss, father

    Favorite thing: I wanted to have a picture different to those taken in the touristic guides. I tried a different angle with and without flash. The sillouettes of Strauss (standing) and Lanner ( standing in his butt) were perfect from these spot. And the flash and defocus combination made that "full-moon" like effect in the sky.
    This picture is protected by copyright in the whole Milky Way. If you made use of it without properly paying royalties I will tell "them", to the "serious" travellers, to visit your pages and leave comments and ratings. Ahrrrrgh!!!!!

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    Cafe Metternich

    by dvideira Updated May 12, 2004

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    cafe metternich

    Favorite thing: Of course there are plenty of wonderful cafes and restaurants in Baden, but this one was special for me.
    I felt there as a "local".

    Fondest memory: I used to stop by for a "capuccino and pie" slowly enjoyed while looking at the Kurpark - just in front of me.

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    LOOK FOR THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS!

    by balhannah Written May 30, 2014

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    Baden
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    Favorite thing: I enjoy doing this in all towns, just taking my time and closely looking at the buildings, the window sills, the doors and door knobs, facades, art work in gardens, monuments and much more that I find.

    Here in Baden, it wasn't any different, well perhaps it was, as I found lots of fountains bubbling with mineral water!
    I found the sundial clock on one building and art work scattered around the city, not all old, some modern.
    So, go for a walk around town and keep your eyes open!

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    Heiligenkreuz

    by Bjorgvin Updated Sep 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Cistercian Abbey Heiligenkreuz. The Heiligenkreuz Monastery, Austria’s second oldest Cistercian monastery (1133), lies only ca. 13km northwest of Baden. It was founded by the margrave of Babenberg, but the Babenberg dynasty was the ruling house of Austria 976–1246. In Heiligenkreuz are many interesting things to see: the Babenberg tombs, the monastery chapel, the High Gothic choir hall and Baroque choir stalls, altar screens, Early Gothic cloisters, well-house with colorful stained-glass windows, St. Bernard chapel etc. In the Forest cemetery is the tomb of countess Mary Vetsera, the lover of Crown Prince Rudolf. In the library is a very valuable collection of old manuscripts (over 50,000 volumes).

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    St. Stephen's

    by Bjorgvin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Late Gothic parish church of St. Stephen's (1477) in Pfarrgasse with its 64m high bell tower. A commemorative plaque to Mozart inside the church tells us that he composed his 'Ave Verum Corpus' in Baden and first conducted it in this church.

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    Interesting

    by mpinar Written Apr 17, 2003

    Favorite thing: Emperor Friedrich III, "the sleepyhead of the Holy Roman Empire" as they often referred to him in a mocking tone, had often been to Baden, and also Friedrichs Portugese wife, Emperess Eleonora obviously liked it better in Baden than within the cool walls of the Hofburg in Vienna or the residence in Wiener Neustadt.

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