BEYOND THE TOWN

The red trail in the guide book about the architecture in Trenčianske Teplice links significant buildings of the first half of the 20th century, which are located outside the usual trails prepared for the spa visitors. Being the longest of all the other trails, the red trail comprises of a lot of the interesting, known and unknown. The trail starts at the Slovak Teacher´s Choir House. It is quite symbolic that the trail is unlocked by a building, whose architect Milan Michal Harminc stands on the frontier between historic and modern attitude to architecture. The trail continues down the main road towards the Teplička stream, where it meets the tram railway, which brought modern spirit into the spa more than 100 years ago. The hospital, tram station, small and big buildings on the street parallel to the main spa promenade, are the undiscovered architecture of Trenčianske Teplice to many visitors. The name Beyond the Town was chosen exactly for that reason, to symbolize for the objects discovered beyond those usually seen. This trail finishes at a place that is legendary for the 20th century architecture in Slovakia. The outdoor swimming pool Zelená žaba is a must-see for every admirer of quality architecture, but also for many of those, who experienced unforgettable moments here. The swimming pool is currently under reconstruction, which it has awaited abandoned for more than a decade. Only the following years will show if this historic step helped Zelená žaba, or it distressed it forever.


Slovak teachers´choir house (Milan Michal  Harminc, 1930)                                                              

Sanatorium of health insurance company of the state railway (1930)                                                           

Tram railway station (Emanuel Adamec, 1939 - 41)                    

Villa Sanssouci (1935)                                                                                                                                      

Outdoor Swimming Pool Zelená žaba (Bohuslav Fuchs, 1936-37)                                                                                                       

Villa na Červených kopaniciach (Eugen Kramár, Štefan Lukačovič, 1943)                                                                            

Villa Vranka (around 1930)                                                                                                                                    

Villa Jena (1929)