Transdanube Travel Stories Sustainable mobility linking Danube Travel Stories


(Photo: © WGD Donau Oberösterreich
Tourismus GmbH-Hochhauser) 

The Danube region is rich in cultural and natural heritage. Whereas there are already many initiatives dealing with conservation and research, the project recognises sustainable tourism as another important option to use and preserve this heritage. European Cultural Routes and the other networks represented in this project set first steps to valorise these assets in that direction.
Recognizing the vast cultural and natural heritage, the project Transdanube Travel Stories aims at supporting sustainable tourism in the Danube region by implementing innovative promotion concepts (new narratives) and sustainable mobility management tools.

  1. The development of new narratives is the strategy to promote the Danube macro-region as touristic area. Single sites do not attract tourists, but linking selected sites to a story (along a trail) that can be experienced will create interest and lead to a Danube memory.
  2. The integration of mobility management instruments (mobility managers, mobility centres, mobility plans) in institutional structures at route and destination level will make it easier for tourists to experience the new narratives by using environmentally-friendly means of transport and therefore limit the negative, transport related consequences of raising tourist numbers.
  3. The establishment of tourism product clubs at destination level and improved thematic and institutional linkages between the European Cultural Routes and other networks will strengthen the cooperation between the key actors and will increase their capacities to promote sustainable tourism in the Danube region.

New narratives and mobility management together with advanced institutional capacities will provide the framework to better position the Danube as a unique sustainable tourism destination on the market resulting in more European citizens experiencing European cultural and natural heritage in a sustainable way.

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Sustainable mobility linking Danube Travel Stories
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1820926.66
ERDF Contribution: 1502950.15
IPA Contribution: 44837.5
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 3
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Environment Agency Austria Lead partner Austria
Danube Office Ulm/Neu-Ulm ERDF partner Germany
WGD Danube Upper Austria Tourism Ltd. ERDF partner Austria
Tourism Board Linz ERDF partner Austria
West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd ERDF partner Hungary
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Project News

  • Transdanube Travel Stories - Product Club Meeting - Danube Upper Austria
    - 14-09-2021
    Product Club Meeting - Danube Upper Austria

       Photo, copyright : Danube Upper Austria Danube Upper Austria On 2th of June, Danube Upper Austria invited regional stakeholders to a Product Club Meeting at the Wesenufer Hotel & Seminarkultur an der Donau as part of the EU-funded...

  • Transdanube Travel Stories - THE PEP - Webinar: Benefits of sustainable mobility as an integral part of sustainable tourism development
    - 11-08-2021
    THE PEP - Webinar: Benefits of sustainable mobility as an integral part of sustainable tourism development

    This Webinar was organized as a virtual side event in the frame of the 5 High-Level Ministerial Conference on the Transport Health Environment Pan European Programme THE PEP „Building forward better by transforming to new clean, safe, healthy and...

  • Transdanube Travel Stories - 3rd Partner Meeting
    - 30-06-2021
    3rd Partner Meeting

    Ten partners from seven countries are jointly engaged in the EU project "Transdanube Travel Stories" to strengthen sustainable tourism in the Danube region by implementing new promotion strategies in combination with sustainable mobility...

  • Transdanube Travel Stories - Discover the Danube along the “Route of Emperors and Kings”
    - 11-03-2021
    Discover the Danube along the “Route of Emperors and Kings”

    Following the course of the Danube, the Route of Emperors and Kings running from the medieval city of Regensburg through Passau, Linz and Vienna and onto Bratislava and the metropolis of Budapest connects cultural centers, historical treasures...

  • Transdanube Travel Stories - Saint Martin of Tours Route
    - 17-12-2020
    Saint Martin of Tours Route

    Let us introduce a cultural route participating in our project: the Via Sancti Martini   One of Europe’s most popular saints, Saint Martin (AD 316/317 – 397), was born in the Roman town Savaria in Pannonia, today Szombathely in Hungary, and...

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