Living Danube Limes Valorising cultural heritage and fostering sustainable tourism by LIVING the common heritage on the DANUBE LIMES as basis for a Cultural Route

Fostering a common bond in the Danube Region via heritage shared by all Danube countries is the main aim of the Danube Transnational Programme project “Living Danube Limes”. The Roman Danube Limes heritage and the Danube itself connect Central Europe with South-Eastern Europe and Living Danube Limes will further enhance that connection by highlighting the common heritage and the potential it holds for future development.

Living Danube Limes will

  • foster a common Roman brand for the Danube countries,
  • pave the ground for a Cultural Route spanning the whole Danube Region,
  • develop strategies for preservation and management of cultural and natural heritage and
  • foster green and sustainable tourism development.

For reaching this goal, Living Danube Limes follows a holistic approach to these issues, including

  • archaeology and history,
  • museums as dissemination hubs for both academia and the broad public,
  • protection measures for cultural heritage and sustainable tourism solutions.
  • Academia and broad public are directly linked via the reconstruction of the 4th century CE Danube patrol vessel, a lusoria, which is also the physical link between the identified pilot sites and the partner countries themselves.

All these aspects of Living Danube Limes are equally important, interlinked and directly dependent on each other.


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Valorising cultural heritage and fostering sustainable tourism by LIVING the common heritage on the DANUBE LIMES as basis for a Cultural Route
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 3151121.2
ERDF Contribution: 2485485.95
IPA Contribution: 130942.07
ENI Contribution: 62024.92
Call number
Call 3
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
University for Continuing Education Krems, Danube University Krems Lead partner Austria
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg ERDF partner Germany
Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg ERDF partner Austria
University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” Bucharest ERDF partner Romania
National Tourism Cluster "Bulgarian Guide" ERDF partner Bulgaria
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Project News

  • Living Danube Limes - Check out our final Project Documentation
    - 09-03-2023
    Check out our final Project Documentation

    We are very happy and proud to present our final project documentation! Our project Living Danube Limes is all about heritage - Roman Heritage, which spans the entire Danube Region from Germany to the Black Sea and unites all project partner...

  • Living Danube Limes - Videos about Shipbuilding
    - 09-03-2023
    Videos about Shipbuilding

    We are proud to present our videos on shipbuilding! Based on the remains of Roman ship wrecks discovered in Mainz, our partner Friedrich-Alexander University reconstructed a late Roman Danube ship from the 4th century CE, the Danuvina...

  • Living Danube Limes - Publication online!
    - 23-02-2023
    Publication online!

      The proceedings of our two international conferences and the expert workshop on site strengthening through living history and virtual reality incentives...

  • Living Danube Limes - The final conference of our project
    - 16-02-2023
    The final conference of our project

        took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 9th,...

  • Living Danube Limes - Application for mobile devices now available online!
    - 16-02-2023
    Application for mobile devices now available online!

    Roman sites along the Danube, museums and visitor centres were collected and described at the beginning of our project. The VR reconstructions made for the selected pilot sites during the project and further information on history and for the...

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