VIA ROMEA GERMANICA – Way of encounters

Romweg Abt Albert von Stade

Europe does not grow out of papers, but out of people who open themselves up to meet people from other countries and cultures, with other languages and ways of life.

The VIA ROMEA, through its historical route from the 13th century (through four German federal states, the three European countries of Germany, Austria and Italy with its six crossed regions) from Stade to Rome, can open the eyes for a long shared common European history with its religious, local and cultural aspects.

As a way of encounters today, the VIA ROMEA wants to set elderly and young people, whether pilgrims, hikers or travellers, in ecumenical openness, today and for future generations, in motion to overcome all kinds of borders, to appreciate different cultures in their own particularities, but also to reconnect peoples through the recognition of common traditions and values, and to possibly find “oneself”, that is, one’s own spiritual or human identity.

Uwe Schott, 10.03.2011

The University of Bologna (Italy) has produced a small survey as part of the rurAllure project.

It asks about the motivations around the planning of a pilgrimage and about the assessments after a pilgrimage.

We would be happy if you would support Laura and Olivia from the university and answer the questions.
They will help to develop the pilgrimage better in the future.

The surveys are available in English, German and Italian.

Many, many thanks.


All information on the pilgrim route, such as maps, route descriptions, history oft he route and much more…


The question of accommodation on a pilgrimage arises every day. Here you can find an overview along the route …


The experience and impressions of pilgrims on the VIA ROMEA are authentic stories about a journey to the self …


Use our literature recommendations for your pilgrimage on the VIA ROMEA. Stage locations, routes, route descriptions, texts,…


We would like to introduce ourselves. We are an association for the promotion of the pilgrim route VIA ROMEA in Germany and beyond…


We are looking forward to hearing from you. Write and send us your questions, suggestions, experience, photos,…

Event Calendar

What’s up on the VIA ROMEA?

Event Calendar



Encounters of people on the route and people living along the route.


The VIA ROMEA connects three European countries. Germany, Austria and Italy. The North Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.



On the way of the VIA ROMEA there are still real, authentic, honest, sustainable experiences with nature and people.


The VIA ROMEA is still an inside tip in pilgrims’ circles. Not everyone knows the way to Rome on this pilgrim route.


The VIA ROMEA is a historic route. Not artificially created, but historically documented by Abbot Albert.


We want to develop the path further with respect for the hosts, pilgrims, landscapes, needs and beliefs.

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