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Incorporated in
2013
Countries
'Denmark', 'Germany', 'Netherlands', 'Sweden', 'United Kingdom', 'Spain', 'Portugal'
Contact

info@megalithicroutes.eu

Megalithic Routes e.V.
Anke Schroeder M.A.
c/o AÖZA gGmbH
Bahnhofstraße 31
D-25767 Albersdorf
Tel. +49.4835-971 974

The European Route of Megalithic Culture

The European Route of Megalithic Culture serves as a platform for museums, Geoparks, scientists, and experts in tourism from Denmark, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden to underline the outstanding importance of the megalithic culture for European history, to rediscover and promote the tourism value of its monuments and, in this way, improve their protection as part of the common cultural heritage.

Presentation

Megalithic Stone Age Park DithmarschenThe goal of the Association Megalithic Routes is to link together a selection of the oldest monuments of Europe by cultural routes which not only lead to the megalithic monuments but also highlight the manifold features of the surrounding landscape. Throughout Europe there is a close link between the origin of megalithic monuments and the early history of the cultural landscape: both begin at the same time and symbolise the first efforts of human communities to tame nature and shape the natural environment.

The “Megalithic Routes” project is committed to the principles of “low-impact tourism” and refrains from any irreversible measures affecting the natural environment when developing opportunities for tourism. Priority is given to the use of existing roads and nature routeways as well as promoting mobility in harmony with nature and current social and recreational trends such as hiking and cycling. Moreover, museums and educational institutions such as schools, colleges, universities, charities, and public bodies are being encouraged to develop new cross-border collaborations in the field of youth education and European exchange programmes for children and young people on the subject of “Megalithic Roots”.

(Photo: Stone Age Park Dithmarschen, Germany)

08/04/2016 - 04:50

This years’ European Day of Megalithic Culture, that took place on Sunday 24th April 2016, went along the lines of the slogan ‘Megalithic Art’, which can of course be interpreted both traditional and in a contemporary way.

08/04/2016 - 04:44

The General Assembly took place in Hotel Højby Sø, Commune Odsherred, Sjaelland, Denmark on 19th and 20th May 2016. Eleven representatives of seven different member organisations in three different nations (The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany) were present.

05/07/2015 - 10:59

... This event has been organized as one of the highlights of the anniversary year of Kiel University: On May 14th, students and teachers will construct a megalithic stone tomb near the main lecture hall building.

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