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Tourism for all – The VIA REGIA from Frankfurt to Leipzig: a time travel through German culture and history

31/01/2015 | 0 comments

Short description of project

The overall objective of the project is the implementation, promotion and marketing of universal accessibility to the Route “VIA REGIA – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” between Frankfurt/Main and Leipzig combining 8 destinations.

The project aims at reducing different main barriers that prevent people with special access needs from travelling. It does not aim at developing offers only for disabled people but to integrate them in a tourism for all. With that we want to promote equal opportunity and social inclusion by adaptation of the VIA REGIA tourism products to the needs of people with special access needs.

The specific objectives are reducing one third of the main barriers that prevent the target groups from traveling, developing concrete tourism packages combining high quality toursim products and services along the route with accessible information for all, promotion and dissemination of best practices, raising awareness for the concept 'tourism for all' and sensibilising the 24 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and the Programme for the theme “tourism for all”.

Lead partner/coordinator:

NETZ – media and society (Germany), point of contact for VIA REGIA – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe


  • Fremdenverkehrsverein "Weißenfelser Land" (Germany)
  • Gemeinde Rasdorf (Germany)
  • Touristische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hessisches Kegelspiel e.V. (Germany) Trattoria Il Calabrese (Germany)
  • sustain! (Germany)
  • Stadtverwaltung Weißenfels (Germany)
  • Landgasthof Zum Adler (Germany)
  • Landmetzgerei Budenz (Germany)
  • papperts GmbH & Co KG (Germany)
  • Carisma (Germany)
  • Interessengemeinschaft barrierefreies Fulda e.V. (Germany)
  • Deutsches Seminar für Tourismus (DSFT) Berlin e. V. (Germany)


NETZ – media and society (Germany) point of contact for VIA REGIA – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.
Ms. Caroline Fischer
Bahnhofstraße 27/28 D-99084 Erfurt
Phone: 0049 (0)361 76 48 590

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Caroline Fischer
Language(s): DE | EN
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Acronym: VIA REGIA
Countries: Germany


Publisher: European Commission
Date published on the web: 23/01/2015

Target Group(s)

Consumers / travellers / tourists


Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Ancient monuments | Architecture, design and planning | Assistive Technologies | Attractions | Boats and boating | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Bus and coach transport, touring | Cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs | Cruises | Customer relations | Cycling and mountain biking | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Festivals - music, dance | Fishing | Food and drink | Gardens and parks | Heritage | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Information and Communication Technologies | Location-based services | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Museums and galleries | Natural Phenomena | Nature holidays | Religion | Retail | Social tourism | Special services for disabled visitors | Staff training | Standards | Suppliers of equipment | Tourist information services | Transport services | Travel agents | Travel services | Walking and hiking | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services | Youth tourism