Theme trails in Carinthia – implementation of a certification system
Elisabeth Kreimer, Hanns Kirchmeir, Michael Jungmeier
Office of the Carinthian Government
Theme trails are of particular importance, both in environmental education and regional development. The offer of theme trails in Carinthia is very heterogeneous, ranging from exciting thematic developments to display boards in need of renewal. A certification system has been developed in the course of this project, which lays down guidelines for the operators and planners of theme trails to be used in the creation and conservation of successful theme trails. Carinthia’s best theme trails are honoured every two years and presented in a theme trail guide, thereby providing the users of theme trails with detailed information about the excursion destination of their choice.