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A road or street that is of historical importance. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: historic
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
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Status: in use

A tag for a road or street that is of historical importance, or preserved as an historical artifact.


  • Alte Salzstraße - Via Regia, Lübeck, Germany [1]
  • Reichsautobahn Berlin-Königsberg, Poland [2]

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Tag Notes
historic=road For the way or relation that comprises the historic road. This may be only part of the present-day road, if the road still exists as a modern road, and only a part is historic.
name=* Name of the road (usually already present if also a modern road).
tourism=attraction to mark it as a tourist attraction


The more specific tag historic=roman_road is also used.