The Historic Cafés Route of the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe maintains some 40 thematic routes throughout Europe. One of them is the Historic Cafés Route, of which close to 100 European cafés are a member.

Now, these cafés, from Denmark to Malta, and a good dozen other countries, can be visited on Placecloud.

All viewpoints were created with the help of AI; illustrations were created with Midjourney, the text, the script, was put together with the help of ChatGPT, and the narration was done by a synthetic voice, courtesy of ElevenLabs.

If you’re interested, read up more on the background and process. Or, jump to the map with all viewpoints in this collection.

How does this work?

Placecloud shows you sites of significance through short podcasts ("viewpoints"). We particularly value contributions from academics, writers, artists, certified city guides, and other experts.

How to enjoy Placecloud
  1. Have a look around in Street View . Check out the map  for context.
  2. Press , put your phone back in your pocket, and enjoy .
  3. If you like a place, press and it'll be saved in your places for a future visit.
  4. Move on to the next viewpoint when you're ready .
  5. Contribute your own viewpoints by pressing .

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