|By the statue of Albert the Abbot in Stade: Christel hands the baton over to Agnes early in July 2015. |
Dialogue and Sustainability
Next year's (2021) walk will begin in the German town of Stade (ca 40 km west of Hamburg), which is the starting point of the Via Romea, an ancient route from Northern Germany to Rome (click to read background article).
Where and When
|The Via Romea is marked with a red continous line from Stade to Rome.|
Map by Prof. Giovanni Caselli and Dott. Rodolfo Valentini.
The entire relay from Stade to Rome will cover 121 stages and last for approximately four months (July-October 2021). Bear in mind that you can choose which stages you would like to join, be it one day or weeks. The stages will vary along the way, be prepared for daily distances around 25 km. Itineraries for the walk will be available from the associations listed below.
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