This idea has long since been consigned to history, and the Babenberger Passage was unused for many years until it was given a new lease on life as a thriving club.
The atmosphere is futuristic, and the flexible design elements, combined with state-of-the-art lighting systems at times almost give the impression of being on a spaceship instead in a former imperial capital.
And the music? The programme features club, dance and house - and visitors can be sure of a lot of funky beats. If this calls Kruder & Dorfmeister or Nigel Hayes to mind, you're on the right track.