The ATRIUM cultural route (Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes in Europe’s Urban Memory) takes a new look at an “uncomfortable” urban and architectural heritage in Europe. The totalitarian regimes of mid-20th century Europe had a major impact on urban landscape. These regimes founded new cities and rebuilt parts of existing cities often using the most advanced […]
Appearing in the late nineteenth century, Art Nouveau spread rapidly in Europe through international exhibitions, travelling artists, letters and journals. The common impulse of many European artists to revolutionize previously used formal vocabulary makes it a decidedly European movement. Each country’s creative centres brought their own flavour to the style by appending local specificities (Jugendstil […]
The Huguenot and Waldensian trail abounds in numerous cultural, historical attractions as well as its scenic richness and beauty. In numerous Huguenot villages and Waldensian places along the trail the cultural heritage of the religious refugees is waiting to be discovered by he visitor. The cultural long-distance hiking trail “In the footsteps of the Huguenots […]
The “European Network of Casadean Sites” is a French association created on the 13th of October 2001, to mark the thousandth anniversary of St. Robert of Turlande, founder of the abbey of La Chaise-Dieu. Born in La Chaise-Dieu in 1050, the Casadean congregation, following the rule of St. Benedict, spread rapidly, and prospered throughout Western […]
The success of Europe’s ceramics industry has not just defined the economic development of the regions in which it is based, but has also produced a heritage, a social history and has contributed to the creation of a strong identity. The European Route of Ceramics invites visitors and tourists to a fascinating journey through space […]
Jewish heritage is an integral part of European history and culture. Much of it is rooted in Europe, with a story of migrations,persecutions and precariousness; but also of exchanges, humanism and a profusion of mutual enrichment. The main goals of the European Route of Jewish Heritage are to preserve, to promote and to keep alive […]
Thermalism has marked Europe from ancient times to the present day. The most well-known sites were built during the 19th century, when a wide range of new medical and health treatments were developed. The prestigious political and cultural elite travelling to Europe’s spas, creating centres of cultural exchange in numerous cities, may be said to […]
The pilgrim ways through Scandinavia are a network of routes through Denmark, Sweden and Norway, many of them the remnants of historic routes leading to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim where Saint Olav lies buried. Since the 1990s, the ways have been improved and signposted, in order to set out on a variety of walk through […]
The Cistercian Order has a rich history continues today, in the heart of the evolution of the Roman Church and the European states. The “white monks” were exemplary builders who participated in the development of rural areas, masters of the most advanced agricultural techniques – as shown by their legacy of barns, cellars, mills and […]
The European Cemeteries Route is composed of 49 cemeteries in 37 cities in 16 European countries. The European Cemeteries Route is an initiative promoted by the Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe (ASCE), a not for profit organisation founded with the main objective of preserving cemeteries of special historic and artistic importance in Europe. This […]
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