The best way to experience something, is to put on the shoes of a traveller. Routes4U selected the best of bloggers’ articles regarding the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in the four EU macro-regions.

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Discovering the Hanseatic Gdansk

Gdansk is greeting you with its colourful facades of the old buildings and invite you to walk in its historic center frozen in the Golden Age of Hansa.

By Ieva Zamaraite
The retreat of (impressionism) artists in Nida

Located in the Lithuanian part of the Curonian Spit - a peninsula trapped in between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon - Nida is the most northern point of the Impressionisms Route and served as a retreat for the artists of the region!

By Ieva Zamaraite
Jewish Šiauliai, the centre of the leather Industry

Chaim Frenkel chose Šiauliai to develop this leather tanning company in the 19th century. The company sponsored the synagogue, canteen and the library for the factory workers, the school for the Jewish community, the elderly care home, and the hospital.

By Ieva Zamaraite