(Long-distance) hiking on the Via Claudia Augusta
Emperor Claudius had the Via Claudia Augusta developed into the first real road across the Alps, connecting the Adriatic port of Altinum with the Danube. Most Romans traveled on foot. Therefore, road stations were set up at intervals of a day's walk, where people could spend the night and get food. Usually there was also a small thermal bath and a sanctuary.
Connections: the stations of Donauwörth, Augsburg, Landeck, Bolzano, Trento, Vendig-Mestre, Rovereto, Verona and Ostiglia are optimally connected to the international railroad network; public transport runs parallel to the route almost everywhere; possibility of combination with other long-distance trails.
Profile: on forest paths, hiking trails and quiet side roads, mostly at the foot of the sunny mountain slopes, like the historical route. Signposting: unfortunately not all parts of the route are signposted; with a tour book and / or a GPS device you will find the way in any case.
Travel documents: tour books. Interactive map for individual trip planning on this Internet portal; the apps allow you to orient yourself along the route with your individual travel plan and contain information about places and accommodations.
Awards: Long-distance hikers from every continent and ages 7 to 95.
Documentary Via Claudia Augusta
Within the framework of the cross-border Interreg project Hereditas, Virtual Via Claudia Augusta a great documentary film about the popular Roman road has been produced. You can get a small taste in the trailer below, the complete film can be found on the Via Claudia Augusta website.