For almost half a century, Europe was forcibly divided into East and West by the ‘Iron Curtain’, a border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail invites people to retrace and experience this important part of the continent's history.
The route passes through 20 different countries, including 14 members of the EU. It traverses many national parks with interesting flora and fauna and connects numerous unique landscapes which - because they formed part of the border areas - were hardly touched by man for many decades. The path also connects many buildings, monuments, museums and attractions which remind us of the history of the division of Europe and it’s ending via a peaceful ‘velvet’ revolution in Eastern Europe.