A casemate (from the French „casematte“ – a „chasm“ or „gap“) describes  shielded arches which protected a fortification or stronghold from enemy artillery fire.

Thanks to the excellent state of conservation this casemate (Kasematte) is unique in Austria and is protected as a national heritage site.

This historical building consists of three parallel arched hallways which were completely renovated during the revitalisation.Thanks to the white walls and a ceiling height of 8 meters, the rooms are very open and friendly although there is no direct sunlight.The hallways are interconnected at two points and offer the perfect venue for concerts, seminars, meetings, weddings and christmas celebrations for up to 100 persons.

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This oldest part of the "Kasematten“ goes back to the founding days of Wiener Neustadt at the end of the 12th century. This imposing building was built between 1551-1557 according to plans by master builder Johann Tscherte – whose name has been given to the café within these walls. It was originally planned as a defense system and was an essential part of the city’s fortification.

Into the 1700’s this building underwent regular reconstruction and adjoining rooms were added.

Later on, the "Kasematten“ was used for storing beer from the nearby brewery and also as an air raid shelter during the 2nd World War.

ceiling height
separate areas
conference arrangement
standing arrangement
gala arragement


Kasematten Wiener Neustadt
Bahngasse 27
A-2700 Wiener Neustadt