Tradition & History

4 buildings, 4 personalities
and more than a 100 years of history

4 personalities reflect in the 140-year history of Rudolfinerhaus by giving their names to the 4 main buldings: Billroth, Rudolf, Wilczek, Fellinger. They contributed decisively to Rudolfinerhaus’ reputation which continues to flourish through the best doctors of today.

The foundation

AT the end of the 19th cenury, famous surgeon Theodor Billroth saw the importance of well-training nursing staff tu supplement the rapid developments of medical science. Under the patronage of the Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary, in 1875 the Rudolfinerhaus Foundation was established with the purpose of modernising the training of nurses. To provide training facilities for the nurses in attendance, Billroth inaugurated Rudolfinehaus hospital in 1882.

In 1912, Rudolfinerhaus’ partnership with the Red Cross began. Since then, we share the values of this internationally recognised humanitarian organisation.



In March 1945, the building was heaviliy damaged in a bomber raid and rebuilt in the years after World War II. Prof. Dr. Karl Fellinger, one of the most esteemd physicians of the 20th century, who treated heads of tsate from around the world, reestablished Rudolfinerhaus’ international reputation after 1975. Under his guidance, additional wards, surgery rooms and outpatient departmernts were constructed. The „Rudolfinerhaus 2020“ project modernised and expanded the facilities and made Rudolfinerhaus the most modern Austrian private hospital.

Campus Rudolfinerhaus:
state-of-the-art training since 1882

Since it’s foundation, Rudolfinerhaus thrived to implement the best possible and most modern nursing education. It is our goal to offer high-quality training for future nursing staff and contribute to the constant development of the profession. We participated in the process of promoting nursing as a academic curriculum in Austria and of establishing nursing as a science.

Graduates of Campus Rudolfinerhaus finish their studies with the degree Bachelor of Science in Health Studies.


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Rudolfinerhaus Privatklinik GmbH
Billrothstraße 78
1190 Vienna

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