The Via Regia route is the oldest and longest road link between Eastern and Western Europe. It goes through Spain, France resp.Belgium on to Germany and Poland to Belarus, Lithuania resp. the Ukraine. Proof exists as far back as the Stone Age that the VIA REGIA corridor, which is situated south of the ice cap and north of the middle mountains zone, was the favourite passage for migrating tribes. During the last 2000 years along this route, merchants, soldiers, kings, pilgrims, migrants, and different kinds of travellers, have marked the character of the road and European history.