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The JERUSALEM WAY - The World's Longest Peace and Cultural Route!

The JERUSALEM WAY brings together different religions, nations, and cultures in an extraordinary peace project.

The JERUSALEM WAY stands for mutual recognition, tolerance, and an appreciation of different ways of life.

Love, the most powerful force in the universe, penetrates and illuminates everything and builds bridges between all people!

A pilgrimage creates opportunities for encounters, breaks down prejudices as well as fears, and strengthens trust – a primal, universal sense of trust! It is through mutual respect and love that we as individuals can reunite across the apparent borders of nationality and religion.

Route on Foot to Jerusalem / Map

The JERUSALEM WAY – The World‘s Longest Peace and Cultural Route! The route leads from Spain through the heart of Europe and Asia to Jerusalem. 


Select the country by clicking on the interactive map (above) or on the left side of the menu. 

The JERUSALEM WAY route from Spain to Greece is already available with GPS and is constantly expanding.


NOTE: The complete route for the Holy Land (Jordan / Palestine / Israel) has just been completed! The road leads as far as possible in a traffic-calmed manner on side roads and hiking trails from Jerash - Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo / Moses - Dead Sea - Bethany Baptism Site / Jordan - Jericho, Monastery of Saint George of Choziba and in Wadi Qelt through the mountains of the Judean Desert to Jerusalem! The pilgrim thus arrives from the historically significant side, via the Mount of Olives, and even on foot! An incredible feeling with a unique view: Jerusalem is at your feet!

About the pilgrims Johannes Aschauer (Jerusalem Way Initiator), Otto Klär and David Zwilling

The stretch from Spain to Jerusalem is 7,500 kilometers (4,660 miles) long! Otto Klär and Johannes already went on a pilgrimage along the whole St. James Way from Austria to Finisterre (3,000 km / 1,860 mi) in 2003. Seven years later, the two pilgrims set off together with David on foot towards Jerusalem: Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Israel/Palestine were the countries the three men crossed together.

On this spectacular and extraordinary pilgrimage they followed the paths of the Apostle Paul, as well as historic pilgrimage trails, through fertile plains and barren deserts, on sea coasts and along rivers, and finally arrived half a year later in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve and then in Jerusalem (4,500 km / 2,800 mi). The pilgrims subsequently initiated the beginning of the trail to Jerusalem in Finisterre on Dec. 21, 2012 with the message “From the end through the heart of Europe to the beginning.” They thus founded an international and at the same time world’s longest peace and cultural trail: The JERUSALEM WAY!