Events marking the 2006 European Heritage Days
The 15th European Heritage Days took place in St Petersburg during the Russian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The
opening Ceremony was held in the Theatre of the Hermitage Museum on 21 September and a
"The Values of Europe’s Cultural Heritage" was held in the Catherine Palace
"Tsarskoye Selo" on 22 September 2006.
The European Heritage Days, a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, offer European citizens the opportunity to view and appreciate more than 30,000 monuments and sites of European value in 49 European states. It is estimated that more than 20 million citizens take advantage of the opportunity to visit those sites - usually closed to the public - during September and October weekends devoted to the European Heritage Days.