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!