A cotton spinning factory is located in Oberwaltersdorf since 1822. Today, the entire site is one of the few industrial monuments that have been preserved almost in their original state. Lofts were realized in these beautiful halls. Individual and unique rental properties are now for rent. With good local infrastructure and quick access to the city Vienna.

The overall concept was the revitalization of the old factory building and the extensive conversion of the halls into living space. During the renovation of the listed area, valuable cooperation with project partners, construction companies, architects and the Federal Monuments Office was carried out to ensure that the appearance of the factory premises was preserved as far as possible. Without sacrificing high living standards such as gardens, roof terraces and balconies as well as elevators to all floors. The living space was already sold in 2015 and individually expanded. Now you have the possibility to rent your own loft.

The main wing and the machine hall

The south-facing facade with its own gardens

Beautiful brickwalls on the facade and large windows

The main wing and courtyard on the northside

The machine hall on the left and the garage on the right

Lofts right next to the river

Love your living

This place is perfect for you if you appreciated the industrial style and always wanted to live in a real loft. Some of the individual turnkey lofts are for rent. The industrial charm is emphasized. There are beautiful old brick walls everywhere on the facade, the listed factory chimney is almost always in view. In the lofts with a room height of up to 4 meters there are still some steel columns and many other robust details. The windows were renewed with the renovation, thus offering the comfort of the 21st century and allowing a lot of light into the factory.

Lofts from 102 m2 to 151 m2 in size are available for rent. On the top floor 1 loft with several roof terraces and a wonderful view over Lower Austria. On the ground floor 2 lofts with south-facing garden in the vicinity of the river. All lofts combine industrial charm with a spacious and open living space. The equipment includes fine concrete or wooden floors, real factory lamps or steel drive wheels in connection with a modern kitchen and several bathrooms. All lofts have underfloor heating, and there is also air conditioning in the attic. All tenants benefit from a reserved parking space outdoors and the possibility to rent a parking space in the garage on site.

Steel columns and transmission wheels inside the loft

Open space with a height of almost 4 meters

A rooftop loft

Modern interior and industrial style

A loft for rent on the ground floor

One of 2 bathrooms per loft

Gardens on the ground floor, roof terraces and balconies on the upper floors

Unique views included

The history of the cotton spinning factory

When the Gradner brothers and Franz Girardoni acquired the property 200 years ago and built a spinning factory, industrialization started Oberwaltersdorf. 200 workers worked in the factory on 27 spinning machines on 3 floors. After structural changes in 1895 and changing ownership, the factory was last used in the Second World War. Then it fell asleep. The extensive renovation and revitalization of the factory and the associated outdoor areas began in 2012. After renovation has finished numerous residents enjoy their own loft. In a large hall there is still the flywheel of the old listed steam engine, six meters in diameter, with transmission.

Historical original photo from the factory

Drawing of the area in the early 19th century

27 spinning machines were once driven

The steam engine is still fascinating today


Oberwaltersdorf is an example for historic industrial style buildings, close enough to Vienna to offer a good location alternative. The Alte Spinnerei factory is located in the district of Baden in a quiet location with little traffic, but less than 500 meters from the center Oberwaltersdorf away. In Oberwaltersdorf you will find 2 supermarkets, a good range of restaurants, a pharmacy and many other shops. The center of Vienna can be reached by car in about half an hour. The Oberwaltersdorf train station  is in walking distance. The Triesting River, as well as an adventure playground and a beautiful woodland area are less than 100 meters away. In addition, the EuroVelo 9 cycle path – one of the longest and most beautiful cycle paths in Europe – passes this location.
Further information about rental apartments in the house next to the spinning factory can be found here.

View into the town from the attic

The grounds of the old spinning factory

Your location counts.
Pfaffstaller Realitäten offers top rental properties in prime locations: located in the first and second district of Vienna. And on the outskirts of Vienna with good connections to the city center. In addition, a joint portfolio of real estate is available for sale in Hungary.

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