About us

History of the building


The building at Kurrentgasse 8 has a long and interesting history. In the first century a military camp of the XIII Roman Legion was based here followed by the X Legion in 114.The Babenbergerburg fort was built in 1050 and a Badstube zu den Röhren (ancient bathing house) mentioned for the first time in 1288.

1339 The German Deutsche Ritterorden (German medieval military order) owned the building. From 1398 there was a so-called Judenzeche (Jewish eating place) and, from 1697, a jüdische Garküche (Jewish cook shop) here.

1704 The Beer house “Ofenloch” opens and it is still possible to read about the sociable goings on which went on here at that time. After this, the building was owned by many interesting figures including Countess Harnoncourt, ancestor of the famous conductor.

1973 The Haberberger family buys the building and carefully renovates this Baroque gem.

1976 Gasthaus Ofenloch celebrates its re-opening.

1999 The covered up spring of the historic bathing house is discovered and cleared. Many artefacts which were found here are now displayed in the glass cabinet in the entrance.


Facilities in the apartments

  • individually furnished, partly with antique furniture
  • separate kitchen with cutlery/crockery and appliances
  • comfortable bathroom with bathtub or shower, WC and bidet
  • hairdryer and shaving mirror
  • vestibule with coat rack and built-in wardrobe
  • WIFI flatscreen, cable TV with 32 channels
  • high quality Bose stereo system
  • safe for valuables
  • desk or work area partly
  • air conditioned, floor heating in adjoining rooms

Minor changes in furnishings possible.

Facilities in the building

  • Baroque building with origins dating from the 13th century
  • lift and barrier-free access to our apartments
  • central heating and water heating system
  • washing machine and tumble dryer, ironing board and iron
  • free library
  • shoe cleaning machine
  • Restaurant Ofenloch in the building (Viennese cuisine)


Terms and conditions

Please respect that smoking is not allowed (neither in the apartment nor in the building).

Ofenloch Apartments and Ofenloch Restaurant are not connected.

Please always close all windows when leaving the apartment or when it starts raining. Please always turn off all lights when leaving the apartment. Please make sure that you have turned off all the appliances every time you leave the apartment.

Please leave the apartment in an appropriate condition:
1) Please dispose your waste in the garbage room at the ground floor.
Please take care of waste seperation.
2) Please clean up your dishes
when leaving.
3) Please ensure that all windows are closed, all lights and heater/air condition are turned off.
4) Please leave the key on the table and close the entrance door properly.

Please keep in mind, that all kind of „damaging“ will be deducted from your deposit.