|By the statue of Albert the Abbot in Stade: Christel hands the baton over to Agnes early in July 2015. |
We have decided to pick up the baton in yet another relay from Norway to Rome in 2022. The name of the event is Pilgrims Open Horizons, in German "Pilger öffnen Horizonte". This relay will follow the Via Romea (an ancient pilgrim way to Rome), for the occasion connected with the southbound pilgrim way from Oslo to Stade in North Germany. The event embraces ideals of diversity and dialogue and draws attention to the need for protection of our fragile environment. Taking part in the relay will be a statement for dialogue and environmental sustainability.
Pilgrims Open Horizons, a relay for 2022
The relay will begin on June 19th, 2022 in the German town of Stade (ca 40 km west of Hamburg). The route covers 120 stages and will go on for four months. Estimated arrival in Rome: October 13th, 2022.
You can choose which stages you would like to join, be it one day or weeks. The stages will vary along the way, but be prepared for daily distances around 25 km. Itineraries for the walk will be available from the associations listed below.
|The Via Romea is marked with a red continous line from Stade to Rome.|
Map by Prof. Giovanni Caselli and Dott. Rodolfo Valentini.
The relay is organized by voluntary pilgrim associations in Norway, Germany and Italy:
Participants are invited to sign up and join the relay for shorter or longer distances. Please get in touch with our guides for further information:
- In Northern Germany: Thomas Dahms - dahms(at)ostfalen-portal.de
- In Southern Germany: Werner Binnen - wernerbinnen(at)web.de
- In Italy: Rodolfo Valentini - rodolfovalentini(at)libero.it