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One of the richest sources of inspiration you can consult to plan an incredibly enriching tour through Europe lies in the Cultural Routes of the European Council. These 47 itineraries are carefully designed to take you on a journey through time and across borders to experience Europe’s shared living cultural heritage. Trails follow themes such as the evolution and migration of civilizations; religions; food crops; architecture; pilgrims; trades; saints; women writers; ceramics – and fairy tales! You’ll see where people slept, ate, cared for their families, created art, worshipped their deities, cultivated their food, fought invaders, and celebrated life. Visiting these sites creates a palpable historical context that will deepen your understanding of present-day European culture. Start exploring the routes and planning your trip!

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A People on the Move

Tracing the Routes of Jewish Heritage in Europe!

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The Way of Saint James

One Camino, thousands of experiences!

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Be a pilgrim in Czechia!

Discover Czech history on cultural routes!

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Cultural routes through Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus Memorial Road Tourist Trail!

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Route of the Al-Andalus Legacy

The splendor of Al-Andalus in Spain.

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Culture meets taste in Greece

Follow flavor trails across the country!

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Romanesque route in Portugal

An experience rooted in history!

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Flanders: a tale of two cities

A few Flemish cultural gems – by bike.

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The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Discover Swiss highlights by rail!

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Step into Luxembourg’s past

Pilgrim’s progress in Luxembourg…

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Cultural routes in Spain

Experience historic towns and cities.

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Responsible discovery: Finland

Explore cultural sights sustainably!

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Slovakia’s cultural gems

Travel enchanting routes in Central Europe…

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San Marino’s cultural heritage

Embark on a journey of historical wonders!

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Authentic Estonia

Tips for sustainable travel in Setomaa!

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Ireland’s sustainable culture

Follow these responsible travel itineraries!

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Serbia’s cultural routes

Adventure through the epoch…

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Germany’s many landscapes

Experience a variety of fascinating routes.

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Stories of historic Slovenian towns

Discovering unique treasures and handicrafts.

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Rural Van Gogh in the Netherlands

Vincent’s love affair with the Dutch countryside.

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Thermal spas in Croatia

Part of a European Cultural Route in Croatia!

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Cyprus, a Mediterranean jewel

A cultural journey through the island…

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