Europe's cultural axis
from the north
over the Alps in the south

Teatro De La Sela Feltre

Over several thousand years, the important road connection has shaped the regions, the people and their cultures and has created a main cultural artery across the Alps, right across Europe. On this page you can find out in general how to discover and experience Europe's cultural axis. In addition, we give you a first overview of the variety and wealth of culture that awaits you along the route in pictures. On two further pages you will find pictures and short texts about the wealth of culture in the regions and places along the route.

neutrale Übersichtskarte

All over Europe
Sightseeing, knowing new people, discovering cultural features &
get to know the continent from north to south

The ways and means to discover cultural routes such as the Via Claudia Augusta are as varied as culture itself: 

  • travelling along the historic route,
  • explore parts of Europe's cultural axis during an excursion,
  • establishing contacts with cultural operators along the Via Claudia Augusta,
  • take part in cultural events along the main cultural artery of Europe
  • discover part of the route during a holiday stay in a town along the Via Claudia Augusta, or
  • to gradually immerse themselves in a place and its surroundings
  • ...

Possible ways to get around during a cultural journey of discovery: the colourful wealth of culture along the Via Claudia Augusta is accessible by bike, on foot (like most Romans), by car, camper, bus, ... to travel

Length of the route: from the Bavarian Danube to Altino near Venice the Via Claudia Augusta measures about 700 km. Between the Danube and Ostiglia on the Po are about 650 km. If one travels from the Danube to the Adriatic Sea and back via Ostiglia on the Po, Verona and Rovereto to Treno or vice versa from the Danube to Ostiglia on the Po and back via Altino/Venice and Feltre to Trento, 950 kilometres are waiting to be discovered.

The major cultural areas: Bavaria, Tyrol (Austria), South Tyrol (Italy), Trentino, Veneto, Lorbardia (more detailed below)

Culture à la carte: The Via Claudia Augusta offers a colourful variety of people and their cultures. According to taste and mood, everyone can set their own priorities: Cultural landscapes, towns and villages, people from different cultural areas, history, monuments, art history, theatre and cabaret, music, literature, architecture, modern and contemporary art, ... A part of culture can be discovered at any time. A part can be planned. A part simply arises. This is especially true for encounters with people. So it means to be open and to use opportunities. We have put together as much as possible of the colourful variety of culture to be discovered in different ways. Now it's up to you to discover Europe's cultural axis according to your taste and mood!

Mittelalterliche Geleise Mils

Traces of history

 Castello Beseno Vallagarina Etschtal Valle Del Adige Trentino


Kunst und Kultur im Tiroler Oberland

Smaller stages

Lorenz Rauch Aufführung Verona

Large stages


Stages that are also an attraction when empty

Leitheimer Schlosskonzerte

Classical concerts


Traditional music

Malereien Prokuluskirche

Rich art history

Modern and contemporary art

Übersichtskarte Bayern

A selection of images of the
people and their cultures
in Bavaria

  • Teile 01 - 09

Landscapes: Ries Crater and Danube > City of Donauwörth > Lechtal and Lechauen > City of Augsburg > Lechfeld > City of Landsberg am Lech > Fuchstal and Lechrain > City of Schongau > Pfaffennwinkel > Aubergland > Ostallgäu > Forggensee > Füssen > Castle Park in Allgäu

Übersichtskarte Tirol

A selection of the people
and their cultures
in Tyrol

  • Teile 10 - 20

Nature Park Tiroler Lech > Town of Vils > Market town Reutte > Burgenwelt Ehrenberg > Plansee and Heiterwanger See > Zwischentoren > Mähberg > Tiroler Zugspitz Arena > Natura 2000 area landslide landscape Fernpass with 7 lakes > Gurgltal > Town of Imst > Oberinntal > Town of Landeck > Tiroler Oberland > Kaunertal > Graubünden (CH) > Nauders am Reschenpass

Übersichtskarte Etschtal, Reschenpass bis Trento

A selection
of the people and their cultures
in the Adige Valley, between Reschenpass and Trento
(South Tyrol, Trentino)

  • Teile 20 - 31

Resia Pass, Lake Resia and Lake Haider > Malser Haide > Upper Vinschgau > Sonnenberg > Lower Vinschgau > Töll > Merano Region > Burgraviate > Bolzano > South Tyrolean Wine Route > Lake Caldaro >, Castelfeder > Salurner Klause > Piana Rotaliana > Val di Cembra and Pinè plateau > Trento, Monte Bondone and Valle dei Laghi

Übersichtskarte Altinate Trento Feltre Altino

A selection
of the people and their cultures along the Via Claudia Augusta "Altinate", from Trento via Feltre to Altino near Venice
(Trentino, Veneto)

  • Teile 31a(ltinate) - 41a(ltinate)

Ecomuseo Argentario > Val di Cembra und Pinè > Obere Valsugana > Media Valsugana > Val di Sella > Bassa Valsugana  > Hochtal Tesino > Senaiga-Tal > Lamon und Sovramonte  am Tor zum Nationalpark Dolomiti Bellunesi > Feltrino > Stadt Feltre > Valbelluna > Praderadegopass > Strada del Prosecco > Alta Marca > Montello und Hügel von Asolo > Rechts der Piave > Provinzhauptstadt Treviso > Sile Naturpark > Lagune von Venedig > Badeort Jesolo > Regionshauptstadt Venezia und Mestre

Übersichtskarte Padana Trento Verona Ostiglia Po

A selection
of the people and their cultures, along the Via Claudia Augusta "Padana", from Trento via Verona to Ostiglia on the Po
(Trentino, Veneto, Lombardia)

  • Teile 31p(adana) - 40p(adana)

Vallagarina north > Rovereto > Vallagarina south > Monte Bondone > Lake Garda > Valpolicella > Verona > Pianura Padana > Ostiglia > Po > Padovano > acrossing the Po

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