The Via Regia is the oldest and longest road linking Eastern and Western Europe. Evidence shows that the Via Regia corridor, which is situated south of the ice cap and north of the middle mountainous zone, was the favourite region of passage of migrating tribes as far back as the Stone Age.
Today, the route connects 10 European countries and has a length of 4500km in its modern form, as European Development Corridor III.
Council of Europe values
Over the last 2000 years, merchants, soldiers, kings, pilgrims, migrants, and different kinds of travellers, have left their marks on the Via Regia. This route recounts a history of events that are of European significance, promoting knowledge and understanding of European history and cultural identity.
Via Regia is certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2005.