The Danube frontier of the Roman Empire was maintained by a constant military presence. As a result, the consumption of wine became an essential component of daily life in the region.
The Danube Wine Route incorporates the same regions where wine was introduced in Roman times, and which continue the tradition of wine production.
Council of Europe values
The Roman Empire and the deeds of the emperors laid the foundations of urbanism, administration, law and citizenship rights for the subsequent medieval and modern European societies. Concepts such as religious tolerance and the preservation of ethnic identity were also practised at the time. This means that some of Europe’s most fundamental values date back to the Roman Empire, values which were revived during the Renaissance, laying the foundation of current European societies.
Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route is certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2015.