At our Lower Austria Visit to Baden near Vienna in Vienna woods Austria on the occasion of the Baden Summer Festival "Bathing in white“We stayed in the Herzoghof Hotel Baden *. It is the oldest hotel in the city. With its magnificent Art Nouveau equipment, we liked the hotel very much. We feel a little bit back in those days, when the fine ladies of the company strolled through Baden near Vienna and the spa gardens with elegant, long skirts and parasols. Empress Elisabeth liked to wander from Vienna to Baden.
This may also have been due to the fact that during our stay day visitors, hotel guests and locals fine and walked in elegant white clothes through the city. In the cafés of the city we met some ladies who would have fit well into the time of the K and K Monarchy with their airy clothes, the undulating hairstyles and the styled poodles or mongrel dogs, which they repeatedly put a piece of their cake. Only the group of white-clad Japanese women, who gesticulated loudly as we walked out of the car in front of the hotel, put us back in the 21. Century. They did not want to fit right into the picture of the Viennese Haute Volée, as I did at the end of the 19. Century presented in Baden.
A splendid Art Nouveau building: the Herzoghof Hotel Baden near Vienna, Austria
The Herzoghof Hotel Baden has been around for a long time: already at the beginning of the 19. In the 19th century, the building, whose history goes back to 1002, was used as a hotel. Probably the most famous regular guest of the hotel was Franz Grillparzer, who regularly stayed at the Herzoghof Hotel Baden between 1867 and 1871. At that time the house did not look like it did today. 1908 / 09 the splendid Art Nouveau palace was built according to the plans of the architect W. Luksch. At that time it was the most modern spa hotel of its time, with prestigious lounges, 125 living rooms and four corner salons. The Hotel Herzoghof was Austria's first hotel, in which each room had its own telephone, and where the staff were no longer called by bell, but were requested by light signal.
The highest luxury of the time was that each room had cold and hot water. In addition, there were sulfur single baths on each floor, which were fed from the thermal spring of Baden. These are gone today. And the suite, in which we are accommodated, is newly restored with a spa bath, a separate toilet, a large living room with balcony, from which we have a beautiful view of the spa gardens and Casino Baden right on your doorstep. The spacious bedroom retains the original Art Nouveau windows, giving it an elegant touch. We feel very comfortable in the suite 101 on the first floor of the hotel. Only one air conditioning we would have wished for summer temperatures around the 40 degrees. But they are rather rare in our latitudes.
Breakfast in the Weilburg Hall in the Hotel Herzoghof in Baden near Vienna
Breakfast is served in the magnificent Weilburg Hall. When I enter this, my breath begins to catch my breath. One of the long walls of the room is adorned with an almost 80 square meter glass painting by Otto Barth that appeals to me the wonderful glass windows of Tiffany at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York remind. However, Barth's window shows the view from Baden towards the west into the Helenental with the two ruins Rauheneck and Rauhenstein and the Weilburg. A great place to start your day!
The served breakfast buffet fits perfectly. There is something for every taste: a good selection of fish, sausage, cheese and spreads, fresh and canned fruit, muesli in different varieties, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage, freshly baked cakes and rolls, croissants and more , No one stays hungry here!
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The guests at the Herzoghof Hotel Baden clearly enjoy the stylish ambience of the hotel. Things are quiet in this four-star hotel. Although it is only a few steps away from Casino Baden, we do not find a “party crowd” that plunges into the wild. The guests who stay at the hotel during our stay are mostly couples or single guests who appreciate the peaceful surroundings in the hotel. "Many of our guests keep coming back to visit the bathing facilities at the thermal springs," explains Ines Dombois, the hotel's tenant, who runs it with a charming hand. "But we also offer casino dinner packages," she adds.
The best thing about the Herzoghof Hotel Baden is the helpfulness and unobtrusive friendliness of the staff, which gives us a feeling of being welcome. We feel very fast at home in the Hotel Herzoghof. And apparently this is not just us, because the hotel at the spa park of Baden has many regulars who come back for years. Well deserved, as we think!
Practical for hikes in the vicinity of Baden near Vienna
- We recommend hiking boots for the hike. There are many hiking trails near Baden bei Wien. What do you think of the Pleasure mile near Gumpoldskirchen or the Via Sacra at Heiligenkreuz?
- Practically for traveling is one backpackin which you drink, Brotzeit, your picnic Accessories Jacket and store odds and ends.
- Lunch box with board and other practical things for hiking can be found here.
- Find suitable Walking shoes for wide feet here
- Check our Hiking checklistwhether you have packed everything you need for a hike
Bathing in white 2022
Baden in Weiß will take place again in 2022. This time wraps up Baden near Vienna at 1. and 2. July all in white.
Herzoghof Hotel Baden ****
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Other destinations in the Vienna Woods
- 2 days Stift Heiligenkreuz and Mayerling Tour for connoisseurs
- The riddle of Mayerling
- Baden near Vienna in summer - tips, events and hotels
- The pleasure mile in Gumpoldskirchen
- Destinations in Vienna woods here.
Christina and Thomas from City Sea Country were in the At the Park Hotel in Baden near Vienna.
Source: On-site research. We would like to thank Casino Baden, Casino-Urlaub and Hotel Herzoghof for the invitation and support on this trip. Our opinion remains our own.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline