The club confirmed on Thursday that the 26-year-old was leaving the club and that “the parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the contract termination.”
The Austrian midfielder had joined the club from Bochum in 2017 and had made 58 competitive appearances for the Violas.
However opportunities were much more limited when Dirk Schuster took over from Daniel Meyer in August, with just two further appearances. He was already entirely out of the squad in the final few games of the season.
It is clear that the former Austria U21 international had no part to play in Schuster plans, hence the deicison to cancel the contract which had been due to run until 2021.
It is the first decision communicated by the club ahead of next season. Five out of contract players, including John-Patrick Strauß and Dennis Kempe, have yet to learn their futures.
Club president Helge Leonhardt has said there will be cut backs to the playing budget in response to the consequences of the coronavirus. Further decisions are unlikely until at least next week.