CultTour – Cultural (Garden) Heritage as Focal Point for Sustainable Tourism in South East Europe

>The CultTour project is a transnational project, approved under the South East Europe (SEE) Transnational Cooperation Programme of the European Union.


The project partnership involves eight ERDF partners from five different countries Romania, Austria,
Bulgaria, Greece and Italy.
Moreover CultTour has one ERDF 20% partner, Germany,
which is situated outside the SEE Programme area. 


CultTour aims to implement strategies for the preservation and valorisation of cultural garden
and open space heritage sites. Thus, the project
covers a wide range of topics: Cultural garden and open space heritage in the whole SEE programme area will be assessed. A common methodology/tools for future
conservation strategies will be defined, addressing the operative level of conservatory work. The publication of garden routes through the SEE programme area will contribute to a raised awareness against these category of the cultural heritage.


he approach of the CultTour is based on the assumption that cultural heritage must reflect the history of the site and also must be able to be experienced by the people. As gardens and open spaces are both witness of cultural identity and biodiversity, both aspects must be considered within a restoration process.


The project addresses three main topics: development of professional and integrated concepts for the tourism sector including education, integration of open
spaces/gardens in spatial development and the inter-cultural dialogue within the programme area.

  • Title Original : CultTour - Cultural (Garden) Heritage as Focal Point for Sustainable Tourism in South East Europe
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  • Project start : 0000
  • Project end : 2013
  • Contact Person : Antje Brüning
  • Funding Agency : EU