Luxembourg hosts Cultural Routes Exhibition

EHTTA is Crossing Routes in Luxembourg

EHTTA’s Executive Director, Simone Zagrodnik attended the launch of a new exhibition at the striking ‘Hall du Funiculaire’ of the Middle Station in Luxembourg, featuring the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns. Our Route is one of eight Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe that cross Luxembourg, where the European Institute of Cultural Routes is based, and includes one of EHTTA’s newest members, Mondorf-les-Bains.

The opening of the exhibition included speeches by Mrs Sam Tanson, the Minister of Culture of Luxembourg, Mrs Snežana Samardžić-Marković the Director General of Democracy of the Council of Europe and Mr Christian Biever, the President of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, pictured here with Mr Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes – Directorate of Democratic Participation (DGII), Council of Europe, and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes.

The exhibition will run from 17th September to 17th November 2020, and is organised by the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL). The exhibition will give people using the funicular the opportunity to discover the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe with network members in Luxembourg, as well as all the wider network of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, which bear witness to our shared European cultural heritage.

The routes included in the new exhibtion include: Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes, Saint Martin of Tours Route, Iter Vitis Route, European Route of Historic Thermal Towns, Fortified Towns of the Grande Region, European Route of Industrial Heritage, Liberation Route Europe and the European Route of Jewish Heritage.

Luxembourg is one of the founding Council of Europe member States of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA). The European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) is the technical agency created in 1998 under an agreement between the Council of Europe and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, located in the Abbey of Neumünster in Luxembourg. The EICR gives advice to Cultural Routes and candidate networks, organizes training and visibility activities and coordinates a University Network for Cultural Routes Studies.