Vienna is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and deep forests. There are picturesque little villages and along the Danube even a national park. The surrounding area of Vienna, like the city itself, has a long history and attracts with Roman architecture, old castles and hunting lodge.
The Danube valley itself is home to the Danube-Auen National Park, where numerous bird species can be discovered on small boat trips. Even a longer cruise through the Wachau irritates just in the wine season. Along the Danube there are cycling and hiking trails that lead past Kahlenberg on the northern outskirts of Vienna. Castles such as Franzensburg and Kreuzenstein are also located in the surrounding area.
About an hour outside Vienna and directly on Lake Neusiedl, the largest steppe lake in Central Europe, lies the Roman quarry of St. Margarethen, which you can visit thanks to the open-air museum. In the south you can also visit the Viennese forest, where you can go on day trips or longer trips. You should not miss the small spa town Baden including Beethovenhaus there.