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#RouteSelfie campaign

At the occasion of the Summer Seminar of the Cultural Routes which took place from 1st to 5th June 2015 in Osnabrück, Germany, the European Institute of Cultural Routes presented its new communication campaign on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest): #RouteSelfie.
The Institute, through the Hector Project, brings out a new action in order to improve the promotion of European Cultural Heritage among the general public. After Crossing Routes and its bloggers’ network in 2014, the Institute would like to offer a new communication tool to the Cultural routes by using social Media. This new communication campaign, “#RouteSelfie”, will last from June to 1st September 2015 and will be officially launch on Wednesday 10th June 2015.
The campaign’s principle is to invite travellers, tourists, bloggers, to discover Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and to share their touristic and cultural experience through Selfies posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. All publications related to the campaign on social Media will be identifying by the hashtag #RouteSelfie.

The aims of the campaign are numerous:
• Identify the public and attract more visitors and different targets on Council of Europe Cultural Routes;
• Promote European Heritages especially those includes in Cultural Routes;
• Improve communication with general public about activities developed by Cultural Routes Networks;
• Create a community of travellers and visitors from the whole world who could share impressions, discoveries and experiences about European Cultural Routes;
• Bring European Citizens together around their common Heritage.
 

Megalith in the region of Falbygden, Sweden

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The region between the two lakes, Vänern and Vättern, in southern Sweden marks the northern border of the of the megalithic culture. Between the two lakes lies Falbygden, a varied landscape with many moors and unique table mountains. Few landscapes are as  strongly characterised by the past as Falbygden; among other ancient remains three quarters of all of Sweden’s passage tombs can be found here. In all, about 260 monuments have survived. This makes Falbygden home to one of the largest concentrations of  megalithic tombs in northern Europe.

Ekehagen Forntidsby

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Ekehagens prehistoric village lies in beautiful oak woodland along the river Ätran, 20 km south of Falköping. Along a nature trail visitors will find reconstructed dwelling sites that reflect various aspects of life during the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages. At Ekehagen inquisitive visitors are most welcome. Adults and children are invited to travel back in time and learn more about the past by joining exciting activities involving experiences through all their senses. Questions such as How did our ancestors live? What did they wear? And what did their food taste like? are all discussed and demonstrated.

Cycling Event

In april 2014 Museum Southeast Denmark will launch a bicycle tour of megaliths on west møn. The route will focus on small roads and large megaliths. Together with a nature guide, this archaeological tour will focus on the megalithic culture in one of the most important neolithic areas in Denmark. 

International “Night of Myths and Legends”

In every country and at many sites, megalithic tombs are given different names which recall countless tales and legends. On the eve of 21 September 2013, the autumnal equinox, these mysterious stories will come to life again during the “Night of Myths and Legends”. All events will take place at the same time in many European locations. At the sites where the megalithic culture has left particularly impressive monuments, the aim is to let these amazing “big stones” speak to us in an unusual way through special scenic presentations.

Visitors of all ages are invited to undertake an exciting journey to the world of the Neolithic Age. Admission to all events is free.