Danube GeoTour Valorisation of geo-heritage for sustainable and innovative tourism development of Danube Geoparks

The 8 participating Geoparks are rich in geo-heritage and represent unique areas in the Danube region. Their sustainable tourism development however lags behind quality standards of top European Geoparks. This project faces a challenge recognized by all partners: the sustainable use of the exceptional wealth of Geopark natural resources and heritage through sustainable tourism development that avoids the negative environmental impacts. The main project result will be joint Danube GeoTour designed to strengthen cooperation between the regions’ Geoparks and act as an innovative tourism product to accelerate visibility and tourist visits in the geoparks. Common strategy for sustainable management of tourism pressures will form the basis for creating innovative geoproducts. Sharing experiences, testing pilot geotourism products and new interpretative approaches should increase local inhabitants’ engagement, Geopark management capacities and lower the quality gap between Danube and other European Geoparks.


...and check out our new image video: 


The video gives you a good opportunity to explore the Geoparks and Geosites along the Danube GeoTour. Taste GeoCulture and feel the adventures of GeoOutdoor!


Valorisation of geo-heritage for sustainable and innovative tourism development of Danube Geoparks
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1666362,5
ERDF Contribution: 1328063,36
IPA Contribution: 88344,75
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources


Filename Date of upload
Output 6.1. Geopark Itinerary 31-03-2020 14:45:28
Output 5.2 - Pilot actions 31-03-2020 14:43:07
OUTPUT 4.2 Gamification tool.zip 31-03-2020 14:41:45
Output 4.3. GeoRafting_Eisenwurzen 12-05-2019 19:49:59
Output 4.3. GeoFamily_Iron Mountain 12-05-2019 19:49:16
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Idrija Heritage Centre Lead partner mojca.gorjup-kavcic@geopark-idrija.si Slovenia
Styrian Eisenwurzen ERDF partner oliver.gulas@eisenwurzen.com Austria
Public Institution "Nature Park Papuk" ERDF partner goran_pavic@yahoo.com Croatia
ARGE Geopark Karavanks ERDF partner gerald.hartmann@geopark-karawanken.at Austria
Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation ERDF partner martina.stupar@zrsvn.si Slovenia
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Project News

  • Danube GeoTour - Final event of the Interreg Danube GeoTour in Bakony-Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark
    - 19-12-2019

      Successful final event on the 17th December...

  • Danube GeoTour - Journalists study tour in Idrija, Slovenia, and Papuk, Croatia
    - 28-10-2019

    As part of the Danube GeoTour project, Idrija UGG and Papuk UGG organized a study tour for journalists and bloggers from Slovenia and Croatia, from 9 to 12 September 2019. The first two days were hosted by Idrija UGG and the third and fourth by...

    - 06-07-2019

      Final Events in Austria and the Czech...

  • Danube GeoTour - Presentation of the project at the European Geoparks meeting in Aalen
    - 15-04-2019

    Between 25th and 30th March 2019 the Interreg Danube Geotour was present at the 43rd European Geoparks Meeting in the UNESCO Global Geopark Swabian Albs in Germany. The project and its partners had the possibility to show our activities and...

  • Danube GeoTour - Successful interactive Danube GeoTour booth at the world’s largest tourism trade fair
    - 18-03-2019

    Interreg Danube GeoTour at the ITB in Berlin from 6th – 10th March 2019 At the beginning of March, the project partners of the Interreg Danube GeoTour had the possibility to present their activities and outputs at ITB Berlin. Alongside other...

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