The Liberation Route Europe hiking trails
Liberation Route Europe hiking trails network is a unique transnational memorial stretching 10,000km and tracing the Allies’ advance to liberate Europe during World War II.
Developed in cooperation with hiking associations across Europe, the trails will form a traceable link between the main regions along the Allied Forces’ advance across Europe. The routes will pass numerous historical locations and tell stories told from a multitude of perspectives that were important in the last phase of World War II.
Type of trails
The Liberation Route Europe hiking trails projects includes two types of trails / routes:
Long Distance Trails
The long-distance hiking trails have been developed to link the various counties and regions along the Liberation Route Europe.
These international hiking routes rely primarily on pre-existing long-distance hiking trails such as GR or E-paths. When deviations are needed to link an important historic site or location, LREF has worked with hiking organisations and other regional and local partners to make the optimal connections.
Local Trails & Themed Routes
Certain sections of the hiking trails follow dedicated themes, passing monuments and information panels with stories linked to a particular sequence of events, important battles, or the movements of a certain unit of soldiers. The stories and information provided along the route comes from a multitude of perspectives, really bringing the history to life and enriching the hiking experience.