Through waters and lands, on rivers or routes European citizens have always been traveling. These routes are continuously joining inhabitants of a continent, promoting diversity and understanding between civilizations.
In 1987 European Council began project ‘European Cultural Route’. Its’ aim is to educate European citizens about their cultural identity, to preserve and to protect heritage as a social, economical and cultural source of environmental development in which they live, to give special meaning to cultural touristic places.
Cultural routes show way of cultural heritage of various and distant regions of Europe contributed to common cultural heritage. Routes are a trial to indicate fundamental rules, which are followed by European Council – human rights, democracy in European culture, distinctness and cultural identity, it encourages to international discussions and to read more about the subject.
Currently there are over 30 European Cultural Routes that encourage European citizens to check out their heritage by cultural tourism in Europe and outside of it.
Leaflet in English and French is available on the European Council site.