Being only 26 km way from Vienna, Baden is a great half day trip to enjoy if you have more type to spare while in Vienna.
This small town is easily reached both by car or public transport from Wien Matzleinsdorfer Platz (OBB).
"The celebrity of Baden dates back to the days of the Romans, who knew it by the name of Aquae Cetiae or Thermae Pannonicae. [...] The town was largely destroyed by a fire in 1812 but was excellently rebuilt in a Biedermeier style according to plans by architect Joseph Kornhausel, it is therefore sometimes referred to as the "Biedermeierstadt" (Source)
7 Things to do and see in Baden bei Wien
1. Beethoven House
this is the house where Beethoven was staying during the summers he was coming to this Spa city. During his time here he wrote several parts of the 9th symphony. The house is a museum since 2014.
2. Pestsaule - Dreifaltigkeitssaule
"Holy Trinity Column - Plague Column Main Square The construction of this unique, Baroque monument was decided on the basis of a vow of Baden citizenship on the occasion of the well-survived plague in 1713 and executed according to the plans of the painter Altomonte by the Italian sculptor Giovanni Stanetti. Construction lasted from 1714 to 1718. During the foundation work, a Roman stone bench was found, a proof of the existence of the former "Aquae". The "Ferdinandsbrunnen" was put into operation on the 13th of June 1833. It is aimed to commemorate the failed assassination attempt on the then Crown Prince and later Emperor Ferdinand." (Translation from Source)
4. The Rathouse (City Hall)
5. The small streets
6. The cute restaurants
7. The Kur Park
Depending on how much time you have you can explore more or less of the Park. We only walked a bit around and then took a break for a well deserved beer