In the morning it is very foggy and cold, only 12 degrees. That's how easy I imagined it, the Danube cycle path upstream. Nevertheless, there are some small errant rides. There is once again construction and the bike path is partially closed. Near Ersingen I come across the Jakobsweg and drive to Rißtissen. The church I wanted to see with pleasure, unfortunately, it is closed because of roof renovation work - bad luck!
Morning fog on the Danube near Ulm
some years later during my pilgrimage on foot from Ulm to Constance, I was allowed to visit the now freshly renovated church.
The Way of St. James from Rißtissen to Untersulmetingen leads through a forest and is perfectly suitable for bicycles.
Baroque castle in Obersulmetingen. It houses the village church "St. Ulrich", the municipal administration and the elementary school.
I follow the shell signs from Obersulmetingen to Schemmerberg, Äpfingen to Laupertshausen.
There in the church James is venerated. His figure is on the altar and on the gallery are pictures from the legend of James.
St. James and St. Pelagius Church in Laupertshausen
The church patrons indicate a great age of the church. Laupertshausen was already a parish at the beginning of the 13th century. The tower dates from the late Gothic period, the rest of the furnishings, however, from the High Baroque period.
St. James at the altar
Statue of St. James on a house on the pilgrimage route in Laupertshausen
In the coat of arms the symbols of the two patrons are represented. The sword belongs to Pelagius, the shells to James.
Representation of the miracle of the gallows in the church of St. James in Laupertshausen
Link to the rest of the
Link to the gallows and chicken miracle
Instead of the Way of St. James, which leads along dirt roads and through the forest, I take the road to Biberach an der Riß.
Around noon, I drive through the Ulmer Tor into the city.