“For almost half a century, Europe was divided into East and West by the "Iron Curtain", a border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. The Iron Curtain Trail invites people to retrace and experience the former division of the continent on a 6,800 km cycle track along the length of the former border, combining European culture, history and sustainable tourism. The Iron Curtain Trail thereby contributes in a lively and very practical way to the creation of a genuine European identity.”

Michal Cramer MEP 

Addressing the 1st Workshop of Cult-RInG project in Riga, Latvia, 16 November 2017, organised by project partner Vidzeme Tourism Association


In 2005, following the initiative of Green member Michael Cramer, the European Parliament recognised the "Iron Curtain Trail" as a model project for sustainable tourism and called upon the Member States for support. 

In Cult-RInG project the aim is to upgrade it to a cultural route.

In this issue:

- Assessment of the benefits of existing cultural routes and lessons for the development of new routes, improvements and extensions

- 1st Interregional Thematic Workshop on Assessment of existing cultural routes held in Riga, Latvia

- Cult-RInG Project represented at high-level Culture Forum

- European Year of  Cultural Heritage 2018 

- Next events and meetings.