That’s why the European Youth Card Special Edition on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe is made for you. This special edition is free – so you don’t even pay for it and it is valid for one year. The card offers you hundreds of discounts for activities on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in seven countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. They form all part of the Danube region. This part is shaped by the Danube river and it has plenty of culture to discover. And culture means all sorts of culture: you can visit sites, taste local food or listen to traditional music. But you can also hike or bike along the landscapes of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
18 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe cross the seven countries. As cultural heritage doesn’t stop at borders, Cultural Routes are cross border networks that deal each with a specific theme. Let’s take the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route as an example. It links archaeological sites and the regions of the former Danube frontier of the Roman Empire, where wine was introduced in Roman times and where the tradition of wine production is continued until today. Certified by the Council of Europe, which is the oldest pan-European international organisation devoted to the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe show European cultural heritage in all its diversity.
Start discovering the spots on the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route and the other 17 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe by clicking through the table below.