Culture and museum route through the architectural heritage of the early 20th century in Southern Moravia and Northeastern Austria

Experiencing the architectural heritage of the early 20th century in the regions of Moravia, Lower Austria and Vienna

Project description

The idea of the project was to establish a culture route between Vienna and Brno and to raise public awareness for modernist architecture by providing exhibitions and lectures. In four temporary and one permanent exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to tour the impressive architecture in the border region, including the Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice and Villa Jurkovic and Villa Tugenhat in Brno. All these buildings had a big influence on the development of modernist architecture, and they appeal to visitors interested in spatial art of the early 20th century. Even tourists who were not particularly interested in visiting museums were able to admire the successes of cross-border cooperation in the fields of culture and architecture between Austria and the Czech Republic just before the beginning of World War II. In total 131,000 people visited one of the eight cultural destinations that were part of the project. These destinations included the Museum of Modern Arts in Vienna, the Moravian Gallery in Brno, the Janácek memorial in Brno and the Gustav Mahler house in Jihlava.


Presentations and pictures of the culture route in Europe and links to the exhibitions in the "Spuren" project (in German)

Key facts

Project duration


Funding programme

ETC Austria-Czech Republic 2007-2013

Project partners

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (LP) (AT) Europaforum Wien (AT)

Moravian Gallery in Brno (CZ) / Tourist Authority South Moravia (Brno, CZ)

Budget of the Viennese organisations

€ 1.122.400 thereof ERDF: € 954.000