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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.064

NETWORK OF POSSIBLE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE CULTURAL ROUTES IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN AREA

P. Rybar, M. Molokac, L. Hvizdak, J. Neubauerova, P. Ambros
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 473-480 pp

ABSTRACT
There are some projects meeting the criteria to be a cultural route which passes through the Central European area. Some of them are recognized like national projects, some of them cross borders and connect same cultural, religious and industrial commonalities in certain historical periods in the area. Central European mining and trading of commodities such as copper, iron and salt is an ideal example of movement of specialists - miners, metallurgists and merchants. All of them spread religion, law (mining and municipial), custom, as well as word of mouth dissemination of culture - e.g. rumors and superstition in the Middle Ages. This sounds like it was declared by the Council of Europe in 1987: Objective of cultural route is to demonstrate, by means of a journey through space and time, how the heritage of the different countries and cultures of Europe contributes to a shared cultural heritage. In February 2007, the Route of Iron in Central Europe was recognised as a ‘‘Cultural Route of the Council of Europe’’. It falls within the scope of the theme of industrial heritage. We are sure, we can find more industrial heritage cultural routes in Central European area e.g.: Mediaval Salt route
and Upper Hungarian Mining route.

Keywords: cultural route, Central Europe, heritage