Modern Architecture

Sure, Central Europe is known for age-old architecture. But there’s also a more modern side to the region.

  • Elbphilharmonie, Germany Pritzker Prize–winning Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron designed this modern glass facade in an old warehouse district of Hamburg
  • Hundertwasserhaus, Austria A colourful mish-mash of uneven floors, misshapen windows and industrial materials make up this apartment house in Vienna
  • Bauhaus school, Germany Examples of the less-is-more, early-1900s school aesthetic can be found in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin
  • Museum of Czech Cubism, Czech Republic A monument of the indigenous cubist style
  • Paul Klee Centre, Switzerland Renzo Piano's sensitive building in Bern is the perfect homage to Klee's brilliant work within
  • Secessionist style, Austria and Hungary Austro-Hungarian Secessionist style emerged at the turn of the 20th century; examples include Vienna’s Secession building and Kecskemét’s Ornamental Palace>