Rossauer Kaserne


This huge red-brick complex, today housing the police, Defence Department and Vienna’s traffic office, was originally built as a barracks after the 1848 revolution. It’s a rather fanciful affair, replete with pseudo-medieval turrets and massive entranceways; it was restored after being damaged in bombing during WWII.

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