Based on already existing work developed by predecessor projects like Danube Limes Brand and DANUrb this project is a foundation stone for a future Danube Limes Cultural Route, representing Roman heritage along the Danube Limes, connecting all countries in the Danube Region and linking them to the huge network of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire, stretching from the Hadrian’s Wall in Great Britain to the Limites in North Africa and the Near East.

In the network of UNESCO’s Frontiers of the Roman Empire the Danube Region is a core element. Further developing and enhancing the connecting aspects of the Roman heritage sites along the Danube combines the tangible and intangible heritage by not only stressing the common history, but also supporting the differences in culture and nature along the former boarder of the Roman Empire, which was more of a transnational, cultural, and economic waterway than a strict border in modern sense.

Pilot sites and activities will be identified and serve as role models for the development and implementation of transnational strategies for increased and sustainable tourism as well as protection of the cultural sites. Combined and enlivened with living history activities these sites will characterize the Danube as broad fluvial band of different tourism and educational products and thereby increase the tourist significance of the entire area. All living history, training, knowledge-transfer and capacity building events will be accompanied by information, dissemination and publicity measures for the identified stakeholders and especially the citizens in order to foster a common sense of togetherness in the Danube Region and to ensure a sustainable and eco-friendly protection of cultural heritage.

Durability will be reached through the establishment of transnational clusters of museums and visitor centres, the involvement of living history associations from the whole Danube Region and the high integration of the public into the project.


Projektzeitraum 01.07.2020 - 31.12.2022
Fördergeber EU

Department für Bauen und Umwelt

Zentrum für Kulturgüterschutz

Projekt­verantwortung (Universität für Weiterbildung Krems) Assistenz Prof. Mag. Dr. Anna Maria Kaiser
Projekt­mitarbeit Andrea Endl Mag. Petra Hammer, MAS Silvia Hofbauer Thomas Horak-Thurwachter, BA MA Marko Jelusic, MA Mag. Michaela Kukula Cornelia Rabl-Winter Raffaela Woller, BA MA



Kaiser, A.; Diers, L.; Kovács, G.M.; Vukoszávlyev, Z.; Woller, R. (Hrsg.) (2022). Living Danube Limes. Valorising cultural heritage and fostering sustainable tourism by LIVING the common heritage on the DANUBE LIMES as a basis for a Cultural Route. Archaeolingua, Budapest

Kaiser, A.; Woller, R. (2021). Preservation, sustainable use and revitalization of Roman heritage along the Danube - The EU Interreg DTP project "Living Danube Limes". Építés – Építészettudomány, 49 (1-2): 155-169

Kaiser, A.; Dreyer, B. (2021). Danuvina Alacris. Römische Werkzeuge für die Rekonstruktion einer lusoria, einem Donauschiff aus dem 4. Jh. n. Chr. / Danuvina Alacris. Roman tools for the reconstruction of a 4th century CE lusoria, a Danube river boat. In: WMB Weinviertel Museum Betriebs GmbH, Experimentelle Archäologie / Experimental Archaeology: 82-87, WMB Weinviertel Museum Betriebs GmbH, Mistelbach

Woller, R; Kaiser, A. (2021). Das Projekt Living Danube Limes. Acta Carnuntina, 11/2: 20-25, Gesellschaft der Freunde Carnuntums


Cultural Heritage Protection Strategies

International Conference “Danube Limes as a Sustainable Brand Destination”, 09.11.2022

Living Danube Limes Experiences: Connecting Cruise 2022

International Conference “Danube Limes as a Sustainable Brand Destination”, 09.11.2022

The Late Antique Lusoria of the Living Danube Limes project

12th Experimental Archaeology Conference #EAC12, World Tour, 01.04.2021

Living Danube Limes. An EU Interreg DTP Project

Hadrian's Wall "virtual" Networking Days, 04.03.2021

The Interreg Danube Transnational Programme Project “Living Danube Limes

Scientific Conference in Memory of Gyula Hajnóczi. Conference of Architectural Historians and Monument Researchers III, 12.11.2020

Living Danube Limes

8. Koordinationssitzung „Strategiegruppe Tourismus in der EUSDR“, Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft, Regionen und Tourismus, 10.11.2020

Lviving Danube Limes-Logo

Partnerbeteiligung aus Österreich

  • Donau Universität Krems
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Archäologische Prospektion und Virtuelle Archäologie
  • Paris-Lodron Universität Salzburg

Assoziierte strategische Partner aus Österreich

  • Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport
  • Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung
  • Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa
  • Österreichische UNESCO-Kommission
  • Stadtgemeinde Tulln an der Donau
  • Römerstadt Carnuntum

Danube Transnational Programme

Das „Danube Transnational Programme“ ist eine Projektschiene der EU, welche die Zielsetzung hat, transnationale Kooperation im Donauraum zu fördern, um eine Entwicklung hin zu größerer regionaler Integration zu erreichen.

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