Boldness in Building - rediscovered

The turn of the 20th Century heralded a period of great discoveries, of technical progress and of great economic changes. Its pioneering inventions improved and changed the living conditions of the people down to this day. These new challenges and possibilities needed their own bespoke architecture, now widely known as Modernism. It even left its mark behind in the historic triangular border region between Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. Due to the region stretching into three separate countries, even the most remarkable buildings from this period remain relatively unknown. TOPOMOMO has taken on the challenge to record and tell the stories behind these surviving houses, schools, factories, town halls and churches.

The buildings presented here stand as exemplary of Modernism, only without the claim to being completely integrated into the various different styles of European Modernist building. It is the task of TOPOMOMO to help document these unique buildings and to help lay down the foundations of a truly cross-border network. Come and discover with us the building heritage of the turn of the century. Buildings from between Dresden and Görlitz, Weißwasser and Jablonec bear the hallmarks of highly-regarded architects, innovative entrepreneurs and gifted inventors.

This website provides information on all sites and tours presented by TOPOMOMO. You can also start planning your own tour. Combine locations for your individual Topomomo-Tour from day trip to educational trip and examine your route on the map. Find information on the whereabouts of our traveling exhibition under »News«. And as suitable holiday reading material, we recommend our new pocket size »travel reading book«. Here you can find all information with more detailed descriptions of the sites and tours for future reference.

We would be glad to hear your tips, hints and comments.

Project partners

TU Liberec

Prof. PhDr. Tomáš Vlček, CSc.

City of Löbau


European Union - European Regional Development Fund
This Ziel3-Cíl3-project was sponsered by the European Union.