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 - Pilot Site Visit in Százhalombatta/Matrica, Hungary
    - 15-03-2021
    Pilot Site Visit in Százhalombatta/Matrica, Hungary

      Architectural Students for the Preservation and the Contemporary Development of the Historical...

  • Living Danube Limes - First Project Partner Meeting
    - 13-01-2021
    First Project Partner Meeting

      The first partner meeting of the international Living Danube Limes-project, co-financed by the European Union, took place online via ZOOM in December...

  • Living Danube Limes - Workshop on the Reconstruction of the Lusoria, a 4th Century CE Patrol Ship
    - 12-01-2021
    Workshop on the Reconstruction of the Lusoria, a 4th Century CE Patrol Ship

      On December 14, 2020 a workshop on the reconstruction of the lusoria, our 4th century CE patrol ship, was hosted by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. It lasted from...

  • Living Danube Limes - Invitation to an Online Workshop
    - 01-12-2020
    Invitation to an Online Workshop

      From Archeological finds to reconstruction: THE Challenges of reconstructing a Lusoria and the "Danuvina Alacris" in the framework of the EU Interreg DTP project "Living...

  • Living Danube Limes - Public kick-off event shipbuilding
    - 25-11-2020
    Public kick-off event shipbuilding

      On 24. September the kick off for the boat building within "Living Danube Limes" took place in Gunzenhausen...

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