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Cultural routes

Experience more European culture with the
European Youth Card Special Edition on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

Would you like to taste wine from Romania or different olive oils from Istria? To walk in the footsteps of French Emperor Napoleon in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik? To learn about the Impressionist or Art Nouveau style before relaxing in the hot springs of Karlovy Vary? But you fear to run out of your budget?

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.

If you want to learn more about each spot, check out the map view for a country (click on the country name to see the map) :

Croatia

Bulgaria

the Czech Republic

Montenegro

Romania

Serbia

Slovenia

Among the discounts available with the card you’ll find reductions on entrance fees, travel, accommodation, food, products and services (see the list below). Contribute to the preservation of the cultural heritage and its unique environment by hiking or biking along the landscapes of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. Anyhow, it’s the best way to experience them!

Are you ready to go on your personal culture trip?

Here’s how to get the free European Youth Card Special Edition on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe:

Kako do Posebnog izdanja kartice Rute Kulture Vijeća Europe

Posebno izdanje kartice Rute Kulture možeš izvaditi u svim našim hostelima, središnjem i regionalnim uredima HFHS-a ili online putem.

Na email prodaja@hicroatia.com pošalji zamolbu za izdavanje kartice Rute Kulture, u odgovoru na tvoj mail stići će pristupnica koju nam ispunjenu vrati natrag. Nakon toga kartica će stići na tvoju kućnu adresu ili ju možeš preuzeti u Središnjem uredu HFHS-a (Savska 5, Zagreb) ili bilo kojem HI hostelu (Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Veli Lošinj i Dubrovnik).

Who’s behind all this? This special edition of the European Youth Card is born from a cooperation between the European Youth Card Association and Routes4U. The latter is a joint programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union. Routes4U aims at fostering regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in accordance with the macro-regional strategies of the European Union.

In a nutshell, these strategies allow countries located in the same region to jointly tackle and find solutions to problems or to better use the potential they have in common. The European Youth Card Special Edition on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe covers partially the area of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

Discounts for the card are listed in the table below. You can search and filter the table. Type, for example, “online” in the search bar to see all the discounts only available online.