Europe preserves many historical sites and cultural manifestations that keep alive the memory of the greater sixteenth century pan-European sovereign. His travels throughout the continent are remembered as a symbol of unity for different regions and nations.

Emperor Charles V, together with the extensive list of nations that were part of his State, shape a European cultural heritage that structures an itinerary uniting different European regions and countries based on a theme with such important historical and artistic interest, for its content, meaning and geography.

Destination Napoleon represents 60 cities in 13 countries from Portugal to Russia united in the aim to place their Napoleonic historical heritage in its European dimension.

The objective of the European Stevenson network is to promote the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson and in parallel, the territories visited and explored by the author. 

The Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route consists of archaeological sites, each with their own unique histories that are monuments to the leadership of the Roman emperors in their defense of the Danube Corridor.

To a certain extent the history of the Habsburgs is also our history. In tracing the roots of this famous family we are inevitably reminded of our own roots. From 996 to 1815 the (powerful) personalities of this major dynasty had a decisive influence on history.

Appearing in the late nineteenth century, Art Nouveau spread rapidly in Europe through international exhibitions, travelling artists, letters and journals.

ATRIUM is the European Cultural Route of the Council of Europe on the Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th Century in Europe's Urban Memory

The routing abounds in numerous cultural, historical attractions as well as its scenic richness and beauty. 

The European Route of Megalithic Culture serves as a platform for museums, Geoparks, scientists, and experts in tourism from Denmark, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden to underline the outstanding importance of the megalithic culture for European history.

The boom of Europe’s ceramics industry has not just left a mark on the economic development of the territories in which it is based, but has also produced a heritage and a social history, and has contributed to the creation of a strong identity.


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 St.Olav Ways - the pilgrim paths to Trondheim is the name of the old pilgrim trails in Scandinavia leading to Trondheim, Norway. The historic trails have been used by pilgrims and other travellers since the year 1032.

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. 

Prehistoric Rock Art is the art of the first Europeans. It is the first major cultural, social and symbolic expression that we possess of Humankind. 

The European Cemeteries Route is composed of 67 cemeteries in 54 cities in 20 European countries. The European Cemeteries Route is a proposal for tourism and heritage promotion. 

Nine centuries ago, Robert de Molesme founded the "New Monastery" of Cîteaux, following the principles of the Rule of Saint Benedict: pray far from the world and live on the work of his hands. 

The Iter Vitis Route in Europe, involving 18 countries, has its origins in the role of the agricultural landscape linked to wine production as an element of European identity. 

A journey along the Romanesque Routes of European Heritage means travelling back into medieval times. TRANSROMANICA guides you to castles, cathedrals and monasteries built between the 10th and 13th centuries. 

The route Via Regia is the oldest and longest road link between Eastern and Western Europe. It goes through Spain, France, Belgium on to Germany and Poland to Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine.

The presence of the olive tree has marked not only the landscape but also the everyday lives of the Mediterranean peoples. A mythical and sacred tree, it is associated with their rites and customs and has influenced their ways of life. 

In 909 or 910, William the Pious, Duke of Aquitaine, founded a Benedictine Abbey in Cluny, in the French region of Burgundy. Not many places can, like Cluny, justifiably claim to have been one of the centres of the world throughout history.

Saint Martin of Tours has been part of Europe's collective memory since the fourth century. A tireless traveller around Europe for his entire life, this European ahead of his time, who symbolises the universal value of sharing, was born in 316 in Pannonia, now Hungary, to pagan parents. 

The Pyrenees region is rich in iron ore and has a centuries-old iron-making tradition. This activity has produced economic wealth and has left a great deal of evidence of its past glories. Forestry, mining and processing factories have left substantial traces in both the rural and urban fabric of the mountain range.

The Phoenicians’ Route is the network of the great nautical courses which Phoenicians used since the twelfth century B.C. as their main trade and cultural lines of communication in the Mediterranean Sea. 

Palaces and piazzas, pleasure gardens, inns and hotels, concert halls and opera houses, cities, churches and landscapes: there is no better way to learn about and experience Wolfgang Amadé Mozart’s life and music than by retracing his footsteps through Europe.

El legado andalusí (The Legacy of al-Andalus) is a public foundation of the Andalusia regional government. Its aim is to promote and disseminate the cultural patrimony of Andalusia, paying particular attention to the artistic expression and monuments of the Hispano-Moslem period.

The route follows the path taken by Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury, who travelled to Rome in 990 to meet Pope John XV and receive the investiture pallium.

The Viking Cultural Route is a far-reaching and significant cross border collection of sites, stories and heritage relating to the shared Viking legacy of Europe and beyond.

What started as a network between German merchants developed into an impressive league of cities that for several centuries kept power and control over trade and markets related to the Baltic Sea.

Since the discovery of the supposed tomb of Saint James Major in the 9th century, the Santiago routes have played a vital role in the development of European culture.