In the Footsteps of the Past

Local cultural experiences as a lever for more activity in nature

Local culture as motivator

Equipped with ebikes and hiking shoes men both gets activated and cultural experiences in the nature

In the Footsteps of the Past is an cultural initiative made in cooperation between museums, nature agency and the municipality in Silkeborg.

The aim is to motivate more citizens to move and spend time in nature, with cultural history as "the reason to go".

Organizer and partners

Footsteps in the Past is a project organized by the Municipality of Silkeborg in cooperation with Museum Silkeborg and Naturstyrelsen.

The project is sponsored by Nordea Fonden

Read more about 'I Fortidens Fodspor'

Read Nordea-fonden's mention of the project

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