LRE Hiking Trails and Vectors of Memory

Hiking Trails and Vectors of Memory

From London to Berlin, this system of trails numbering more than 3.500 km will be a new way to experience the Liberation Route Europe on the footsteps of the Allied troops.

Liberation Route Europe Foundation cooperated with our members, hiking organisations across Europe, and the prominent Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind to create a new system of commemorative Liberation Route Europe Hiking Trails (hLRE).

With the first portions to be launched in late 2020, the fully realised system of trails will stretch more than 3,500 km through 8 countries with hundreds of historic places and points of interest.

American Architect Daniel Libeskind, in turn, designed a family of trail markers called the “Vectors of Memory” which will unite, for the first time, countries, regions, important sites, milestones, and stories in the last phase of World War II by celebrating the procured freedom, harmony, and peace.

Photo by Ilan Besor

Photo by Ilan Besor

“This project has strength, as it is based on a
simple thing – on the human foot. It does not require books, it does not require complex tools; it requires nothing more than to walk.

These are the footsteps of the future, something that we
all badly need against the oblivion of forgetting.”

Daniel Libeskind

In collaboration with its partners, Liberation Route Europe Foundation will make tourist hiking guides and maps available along with a digital route planner. Liberation Route Europe Foundation already offers group hiking tours through its operators’ network in certain parts of the route and is developing offers for other regions.

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Chance Matthew Williams - Project Officer

Chance Matthew Williams - Project Officer

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