Cultural Heritage and Arts

Sottunga church pilgrims

St Olav Waterway created 600 km pilgrimage route through the archipelago

One of the biggest global trends of today is outdoor tourism, and specially wandering. St Olav Waterway wanted to create The Nordic Camino, a peaceful alternative crossing three countries. Olav Haraldsson (995-1030) was the King of Norway, and after his death he became one of the most important medieval Nordic saints. There are very many St Olav’s churches in the north of Europe.
 

Joint tourist attraction

Sustainable urban nature routes using new IT solutions - NATTOURS

Project created a network of urban nature sites in Tallinn and Helsinki that can be defined as a joint tourism attraction in two capitals. Project improved, developed and constructed boardwalks and bird watching towers in Paljassaare, Kadriorg and Rocca al Mare in Tallinn, and Viikki-Vanhankaupunkinlahti and Harakka Island in Helsinki.
Target for increase of visitors was 10 000 more visitors. According to data from counters and relevant calculations partners have reported achievement of that target.

Joint tourist attraction

Raising competitiveness of freelance artists and independent companies - Theatre Expanded

During the project the two project partners, Estonian theatre organisation Foundation Vaba Lava and New Theatre Institute of Latvia, collaborated with an aim to raise the entrepreneurial spirit of theatre professionals and to explore and introduce new models of arts and business collaboration.

Many trainings were organised in Estonia and Latvia both for local and joint audiences with theatre professionals. More than 600 people in Estonia and in Latvia attended different kind of seminars, training courses, shadowing processes, working periods with mentors and the final conference.

Improved community

HANSA developed a joint tourist attraction based on Hansa history

As its main result, the project connected several historic Hansa towns:  Cesis, Limbazi, Koknese, Kuldiga, Valmiera, Pargaujas/Straupe and Vidzeme from Latvia, Pärnu and Viljandi from Estonia and Visby from Gotland and developed a joint tourist attraction based on their Hansa history.

All participating cities made research about their Hanseatic history and heritage. It brought pride to towns and citizens to belong to a strong brand and an important European context. Through the research, also historic recipes were found and are now produced as local Hanseatic specialties.

Joint tourist attraction

Project BALTACAR made unique underwater heritage more accessible

The well-preserved wrecks in the Baltic Sea waters are unique in the world. The underwater landscape is a special environment resulting from a long seafaring history and good preservation conditions. The remains of shipwrecks in Estonian, Finnish and Swedish waters often sit upright with masts and rigging still intact. In this aspect, the Baltic Sea is a giant underwater museum waiting to be visited.
 

Joint tourist attraction

Footprints of Defence in the Archipelago

The DefenceArch project created a tourism attraction consisting of existing, though almost untapped defence historical sites in the archipelago: the Gålö seal farm in Sweden close to the capital city Stokckholm, the Bomarsund fortress in Åland, the southern cape of Örö and Korpoström in Turku archipelago.

Joint tourist attraction

LiviHeri - experiencing cultural heritage in UNESCO World Heritage towns.

Preserving the spirit of a city whilst developing tourist attractions can be a challenge. Central Baltic project LiviHeri accepted it. As a result, the project established the following tourist attractions in the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Rauma (Finland), Visby (Sweden), Kuldiga and Aizpute (Latvia).

The tourist attractions the project developed are:

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