Baden bei Wien: Austria’s Great Spa Town of Europe

Vienna consistently ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities. Just 15 miles (24km) southwest from Austria’s capital is the charming spa town of Baden bei Wien, which translates to “Bathing Near Vienna.” Its lovely historic center includes pedestrian-only laneways and is dotted with 19th-century Biedermeier architecture. Baden’s friendly residents create a welcoming ambiance…

Austria’s Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site

The gorgeous Wachau Valley of Austria is nestled along the Danube River between the towns of Melk and Krems. It welcomes visitors with hilltop vineyards, scenic Austrian villages and storied castles. Quaint towns offer an idyllic setting for a relaxing and romantic getaway. Highlights include Melk Abbey, a striking example of Baroque architecture, run by…

Passengers aboard Emerald Cruises' Emerald Destiny ship watching as we sail into Into Durnstein, Austria along the Danube River.

Tips for Visiting Vienna, Austria

By Alex Kallimanis: Vienna consistently ranks ranks as one of the world’s best cities for quality of living. A wealth of opulent palaces, museums and famed patisseries make is a fantastic destination for travelers. We have visited Vienna several times, including during a Danube River Cruise with Emerald Cruises. Asides from several visits, a good…