We hold true to our ultimate objective of offering young people a place to live with solid equipment and at fair prices.
Following the 1st World War most students – and especially those from working class families – lived in most difficult conditions. In this situation the WIHAST was founded in 1923 to economically support the working-class students of Austria.
Dormitory in the D´Orsay - alley closed due to decrepitude
New Dormitory outbuilding Schloss Schönbrunn
40 students and an own canteen were accommodated in this building.
Opening of the Georg Weissel dormitory in the 9th district, Säulengasse 18
Takeover of the dormitories
Revival of activities of WIHAST
Opening of the student dormitory
Dr. Adolf Schärf dormitory opened
Opening Pölzer Dormitory
1200 Vienna, Adalbert Stifter Straße 28 / Burghardtgasse 23 with a total of 90 beds.
2nd Adolf Schärf Studentdormitory
Forsthausgasse 2 - 427 new beds
Dr. Schärf Board: Restoration of the dormitory in Lorenz Müller Gasse 1, 1200 Vienna is started.
2 new dormitories & one reopening
Opening of the Ernst Höger Dormitory in Wiener Neustadt.
Restoration of the dormitory in Säulengasse 18, 1090 Wien started
Board: Reopening of the dormitory in Lorenz Müller Gasse 1, 1200 Vienna.
Board: Reopening of House Panorama
Restitution of the Julius Tandler Dormitory
The construction of the 3rd part of the dormitory in Wiener Neustadt is started.
Restoration Hotel Anatol
WIHAST: Opening of the 3rd part of the dormitory in Wiener Neustadt. Now with 336 beds.
Restitution Erlachgasse & Restoration
During the years independent WIHAST associations were created in Upper Austria, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Graz.
Together with the Adolf Schärf Board for Dormitory Construction the WIHAST administers today 16 dormitories with approximately 3200 beds in the cities of Vienna, Wr. Neustadt and St. Pölten.
The democratic principle of student self-administration, which has its roots in the founding time of the WIHAST association, is realised in every one of our dormitories.
Only through the collective actions of the students and the WIHAST we are able to continuously improve our dormitories. The WIHAST holds true to its ultimate objective of offering young people a place to live with solid equipment and at fair prices.