Become a Member
EHTTA is the organisation responsible for the management of the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns.
Our membership has grown steadily since the first six founding member that set up the Association in 2009, and now has nearly 50 members in 18 different countries, with more being welcomed each year.
Your historic thermal town, your association, your region, your organisation is welcomed in EHTTA.
Learn about the benefits and requirements to join our international network for the promotion of European thermal culture around the world
EHTTA has three membership categories: Active Members (Member Towns), are historic thermal towns or cities represented by a local authority or municipality. An Active Member has to show that the town fulfills EHTTA’s membership criteria. Associate Members, regions or associations committed to the objectives of the Association. These can be thermal establishments, association or other bodies whose activities are relevant to the development of thermal towns or their heritage; and International Partners, any thermal spa town located in a country which is not a member of the Council of Europe may apply to the Association for this category of membership.
All EHTTA members are part of an organisation with specific aims and objectives regarding the preservation and safeguarding of thermal heritage and culture, and also became part of an European Cultural Route certified by the Council of Europe. Therefore, they must comply with and advocate the values behind it: Human rights, Cultural democracy and diversity and Mutual understanding and exchanges across boundaries.
Access to a pool of knowledge and experience, where members work together towards common goals for the promotion Europe’s historic thermal spa towns. Members meet together twice a year at General Assemblies, with officers and elected representatives from participating towns.
Thanks to the contacts established at European level, pur network supports relationships between members and EU Institutions, as well as with other European Cultural Routes and professional associations linked to heritage, tourism, culture and spa industry.
Thanks to the contacts established at European level, our network supports relationships between members and EU Institutions, as well as with other European Cultural Routes and professional associations linked to heritage, tourism, culture and spa industry.
The European Cultural Routes Programme is recognised worldwide as a prestigious quality label, presented in international events, publications, etc. In addition to the website, a number of communication tools (brochures, media kit, etc.) are available to members for promotion and mutual exchange.
The network works with tourism professionals and Tour Operators to build thematic packages for our historic thermal towns. Europe’s most relevant professional trade fairs are also on our calendar!