On the Jerusalem Way
On foot and by bus
from Austria to Israel / Palestine!
Pilgrimage in 3 stages
(2015 to 2017)
PART III / IV
The Jerusalem Way in the Balkans is UNIQUE!
Fascinating landscape from the Danube to g is: beautiful river valleys, paths of the Apostle Paul, traces of Mother Teresa, lonely Danube meadows, historical theaters of war, romantic wine regions, traces of the III. Crusade (Emperor Barbarossa), hike on Via Egnatia, significant historical and cultural sites, encounters with Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim culture, exploring the oldest churches in Europe, wandering through ancient areas, beautiful olive groves, and finally that colorful sea, the g is.
Austria to Greece
(26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015)
Arrival by bus from Austria - Budapest - Mohacs
A group picture in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Budapest should not be missing.
Gerhard Lidija Johannes Karin David
Manfred Ernestine Elisabeth Roswitha Theresia
Elisabeth Maria-Magdalena Franz Theresia Hans Rosemarie
Marc-Andre Gudrun Walter Ferdinand Sonja Astrid Christine
Budapest is waiting for us.
We obviously feel WELL.
Entrance gate to the Fischer Bastei.
King Stefan / Istvan is enthroned over the city on the Buda hill.
Mattheus Church on the Holy Trinity Square.
The Parliament in Budapest, a unique building.
We leave Budapest over the chain bridge in the direction of Mohacs.
First hike to the memorial of the "Battle of Mohacs".
The rivets at the entrance gate remind us of the deceased.
The yew trees accompany us on this journey.
"Reconciliation takes time."
Mohacs - Novi Sad (fortress) - Belgrade
Getting in the mood for the journey while walking across the Novi Sad bridge.
"We like the burek with meat, cheese or vegetables."
"Gerhard, you deserve a break."
Everyone and EVERYONE gets several Jerusalem Way stickers.
"Donauauen where are you?"
Jam or SlivoWITZ - what does a pilgrim need?
The orange and white arrows show the way.
"Please get in ;)"
The Danube Cycle Path and the Jerusalem Path are partly parallel.
Juice, vinegar or Williams schnapps - we have not missed all of that.
Walking through meadows and fields enchants us.
Belgrade - Sveti Sava - Zica - Studenica
Bus - for Lidija the best office ever.
Landmark of the city of Beograd / Belgrade - "Gazela" bridge.
At the Kalemegdan fortress.
Goodbye Danube and hello Sava / Save.
One can only be happy and happy.
Stand among the yew trees in Belgrade and talk about ancient wisdom.
Sv. Save has room for 12.000 people.
We take a break on the way from Lazarevac to Dudovica.
In the shadow of the forests of Serbia.
It's nice to meet friends again.
Partner look in the new Jerusalemweg T-shirts.
Studenica - Usce - Raska - Mitrovica
The Studenica Monastery is always worth a tour.
The restoration work never stops.
Today there are three churches in Studenica, once many more.
A short stop in the Ibar valley on the hike to Nova Pavlica.
Theresia attaches YOUR personal route marking.
That's where we want to go - where pilgrims laugh at us. Ferdinand sets his mark and nails his personal trail marker.
Nova Pavlica - the monastery on the Serbian monastery street.
We gathered together a song in a circle.
The Stara Pavlica monastery is even older.
We are always lucky at the border - why should we?
Customs are also dealt with quickly.
In Leposavic we are already in Kosovo.
The arrow shows us the way.
Austria strongly represented in the shop.
This is how socks are knitted in Kosovo. We look forward to this meeting.
"De Luxe Tractor."
Climate change and the underwear;
Good food in Mitrovica.
Mitrovica - Blackbird Field - Pristina - Audience Bishop - Gracanica Monastery - Janjevo
Park of Peace on the Ibar River.
On the Amselfeld / Kosovo Polje just before Pristina.
In the newly built Mother Teresa Cathedral / Pristina.
A new member is accepted into the church.
Meeting with the Bishop of Pristina - a great honor for the whole group.
John explains the vision of the Jerusalem way.
Everyone is listening intently.
Pristina from ABOVE.
View from the church tower on the growing city of Pristina.
The Gracanica monastery is always impressive.
The way to Janjevo and the great heat.
Fresh blackberries provide refreshment.
Pastor Mateo warmly welcomes us again.
Hike to Letnica / the "Mariazell" in Kosovo - Skopje
Heat, dust and anticipation of the village of Letnica.
The finest of the finest - our lunch break in Letnica.
Don Kristo gives us the blessing.
Evening hike to the Millennium Cross.
We are rewarded with the view of the city.
Skopje - Mother Teresa - Millennium Cross - Mladost Reservoir - Demir Kapija
Skopje is dressing up.
Our first encounter with the Ottoman bazaar.
Sultan Pasha Mosque in Skopje surprised with the mallerei.
Philip II looks to his son Alexander the Great.
Loving mother with King Philip in the background.
The Sisters of Charity in Skopje - a nice meeting.
Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in Skopje Cathedral.
Mladost reservoir we are coming.
Demir Kapija - Hike Udovo - Dojran Reservoir - Kato Poroia
Popova kula - a charming winery.
We take part in a winery tour.
In vino veritas.
There is still a bunch of grapes left.
The star of love should not be missing with a glass of wine.
A rose wine is tasted in the tower of Popova kula.
Memento mori and the Demir Kapija cemetery in Macedonia.
It is built and built, the time must not seem to stand still.
The highway is in the process of being created.
On the way from Demir Kapija to Davidovo - a long stage. This driver doesn't need a highway.
Time has stopped here.
In the case of an "oldtimer", the wheels must be protected.
A snack is brought here for a good picnic.
Our companion in Macedonia is the river Vardar.
Kato Poroia - Kerkini Reservoir - Serres - Eikosifoinissis / Monastery Ikosifinissa
The cap with the star of love serves as sun protection and radiates love outwards.
The path marking must not be missing.
Embellishment of a shrub by human hands.
A visit to the Eikosifoinissis monastery should not be missed on the trip.
A visit to a SPECIAL pastry shop makes the heart like SWEETS beating faster.
The selection is large and everyone can find what they are.
The ice cream should of course not be missing.
Porto Lagos - Agios Nikolaus Monastery - Maroneia - Hike in the ancient area towards Alexandroupolis
The new JERUSALEM WAY Leiberl make the picture worth seeing.
Departure for the king's stage.
At 38 degrees, cooling becomes important.
An abbreviation is allowed from time to time.
Stone forms of a different kind.
This olive tree gives us a VIEW to the other side.
We strengthen ourselves again with a picnic.
The goal is in VISIBILITY.
The sun gives the last rays.
Alexandroupolis - Philippi - Lydia - Kavala
The Alexandroupolis lighthouse.
A visit to Filippi is MANDATORY.
The prison where Paul was supposedly locked up must be VISITED.
Baptism in the Church of Saint Lidia.
Johannes marks the way.
Without shoes, that must be photographed.
We take off our shoes and feel the energy of Paul, wherever he went on his missionary journeys.
A nice encounter with a German-speaking Greek.
The Pauluskirche in Kavala.
The Paul mosaic is always something very special.
Kavala - drive Thessaloniki - return flight
With a look at Kavala we end the trip and we say to everyone
who PARTICIPATED, a warm THANK YOU
that this trip could be carried out so uniquely again.
We are looking forward to the next trip to the Balkans
Johannes, David, Karin and Lidija
Johannes - David - Otto
We look forward to YOU on the next pilgrimage
to be welcomed on the Jerusalem Way.
Join us and you will experience a unique journey.
(This travel report was created by David Zwilling)