The 2011 European Destinations of Excellence theme is “Tourism and Regeneration of Physical Sites”. All twenty-one winning destinations from EU Member States and Candidate Countries have successfully regenerated physical sites of local heritage such as: old industrial sites, transport infrastructure, agricultural land or military. These once discussed sites have now been converted into remarkable tourist attractions. The selected EDEN “hidden gems“ have all done their part in making their region a wonderful and memorable place to visit. Discover Europe’s hidden treasures!