By bike and on foot on St James' pilgrimage routes through Germany
On this page I describe the pilgrimage routes I used in Germany.
If you are looking for a complete overview of all pilgrimage routes in Germany, I would like to refer you to the following pages
A good overview of all the Camino de Santiago routes in Europe, with maps, can be found on the following site
In Germany, there are several St James societies that are responsible for certain sections of the Way. On the route from Leipzig to Constance, I travelled along such sections of the Way of St James.
Via Regia , Ecumenical pilgrimage from Görlitz on the Polish border via Leipzig to Vacha.
from east to west
Görlitz - Leipzig
Leipzig – Merseburg –Freyburg – Naumburg – Eckartsberga - Erfurt - Gotha – Eisenach – Vacha
The Via Regia leads through the town centre of Vacha and continues south through Sünna, Buttlar and Hünfeld to Fulda. The ecumenical pilgrimage route ends in Vacha, but the signposting continues to Bremen in the Rhön. There the Rhön Jacob's Way connects, reaching Fulda and from there leads on to Würzburg.
Der unterfränkische Jakobsweg from Schweinfurt to Würzburg
In Schweinfurt, the Way of St. James begins at St. Michael's Church and leads via Geldersheim, Egenhausen, Eckartshausen, Stettbach, Schraudenbach, Gänheim, Binsbach, Gramschatz, Güntersleben, Margetshöchheim (Main), Oberzell Monastery to Würzburg.
In the pilgrims' hostel in "Löwenzahn", Gartenstrasse 37, 97422 Schweinfurt, a flyer from the Fränkische Jakobusgesellschaft is available.
The Franconian-Swabian Way of St. James
Way os St. James (from Nürnberg via) Ulm and Bad Waldsee to Constance