What to See in Baden and Salzburg (Austria)

Baden (Austria)

According to BUSINESSCARRIERS, Baden is located 25 km southwest of Vienna on the territory of the Vienna Woods. This is a well-known Austrian thermal resort with sulfuric springs, which are used to prevent diseases of the musculoskeletal system, rheumatic diseases, chronic fatigue and increase vitality. In total, there are 14 springs on the territory of Baden with water temperatures from +22 to +36 degrees. Their healing properties were known even in the time of the Romans, members of the imperial family rested and improved their health here.

Baden is a year-round resort. In Baden there is a modern center of thermal therapy “Romer Bad”. In the center, in addition to pools and jacuzzis filled with sulphurous water, tourists are offered mud therapy, massages, a variety of health treatments, saunas, baths, a fitness center and even a private beach. The surrounding city “Viennese Forest” is called the “lungs” of Austria: the air here is very clean, along with mineral springs and a mild climate, it also has a healing effect.

Treatment in Baden can be combined with an interesting excursion program, fortunately, the capital of Austria located very close. Of the sights of the city itself, one can single out the old town hall of 1815, the Holy Trinity Column, erected in memory of the plague of 1713, the Ferdinand Fountain, the imperial residence of the Kaiserhaus, the Beethoven House, the Spa Park with the Summer Arena and monuments to Lanner and Strauss, the largest casino in Europe in the Palace Congresses and the largest Austrian rose garden.

Baden is surrounded by more than a hundred vineyards and has about 70 wine bars. The picturesque landscapes of the Baden suburbs are suitable for walking tours. Also in the vicinity of Baden, the 12th century Cisterian monastery in the village of Heiligenkreuz and the castle of the German knights in Gumpoldskirchen will be of interest.

South Baden is also home to thermal spas such as Bad Woslau, Bad Fischau, where the Crystal Therm spa operates, and Laa. The Laa Baths are considered the most modern baths in Austria. The area of the resort area is 60 thousand square meters. The Laa resort offers outdoor and indoor pools with water temperatures up to +36 degrees, light performances, salt pools with underwater music and first-class restaurants.

Salzburg (Austria)

Salzburg is the center of the Austrian land of the same name. It is located just 5 km from the German border at the foot of the Alps on the banks of the Salzach River.

The beginning of the city was founded in the 8th century by the male Benedictine abbey of St. Peter. The monastery has survived to this day. Until 1100, the abbey was the center of the Christian church in the Alps, the residence of the archbishop was located here. The centerpiece of the abbey is the church of St. Peter, which was built in 1143. Mount Mönchsberg adjoins the church of St. Peter, at the foot of which catacombs are cut down and there is an ancient monastery cemetery. The abbey is located on the territory of the Old Town, located on the left bank of the Salzach River.

The center of the Old Town is the Residenzplatz square. Here you can see the Residenzbrunnen fountain from 1661 and the Old and New Residences of the Archbishop from the 17th century. Also of interest in the Old Town are the Cathedral of the 17th century, which contains collections of church art, the Franciscan Church of the 13th century, the Collegienkirche church of the early 18th century and Getreidegasse street, on which the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born is located. Salzburg remembers and honors its great son: the city has a Mozart House Museum, Mozart Square with a monument to the great composer and Music University Mozarteum. Every year from the end of July to the end of August, the Salzburg Music Festival is held in Salzburg, the program of which necessarily includes works by Mozart.

One of the symbols of the city is the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which stands on the high Festungberg hill. The fortress grew out of a Romanesque castle built in the 11th century. It acquired its modern look in the 16th century. Now Hohensalzburg is one of the largest fortresses in Europe. On its territory you can see the Nonnberg Nunnery, which was founded together with St. Peter’s Abbey in the 8th century; a chic palace, consisting of many halls with luxurious decoration; and a museum displaying exhibits on the history of Salzburg.

In the New Town on the right bank of the Salzach River , the Mirabell Palace (beginning of the 17th century) is very beautiful with a vast park in which many statues of mythological heroes are installed.

6 km south of Salzburg is Hellbrunn Palace, which was built in 1615 in the early baroque style and served as the summer residence of the archbishop. The palace is surrounded by a park with numerous fountains and statues. Not far from here is the Salzburg Zoo.

40 km to the south under the Tennengerbirg ridge stretches the largest ice cave in the world – the Eisriesenwelt cave. (length – 42 km). Its name translates as “World of Ice Giants”. The cave was formed as a result of the erosion of limestone rocks by the waters of the Salzach River. Tens of thousands of tourists visit the cave every year from May to October. It is worth remembering that inside the cave the temperature is always below 0 degrees, so you need to wear warm clothes. Here you will see huge halls with bizarre shapes and impressive sizes (some reach a height of 25 m), each of which has its own name. Not far from the Eisriesenwelt cave is the town of Werfen, where the medieval castle of Hohenwerfen (11th century) stands on a high cliff. Today, the castle houses several museums with a magnificent collection of ancient weapons.

Salzburg (Austria)