Every journey begins with a first step ...

The Jerusalem Way is the world's longest pilgrimage and an international peace and culture route!

The Jerusalem Way connects religions and peoples in a unique peace project.

The Jerusalem Way stands for mutual recognition and tolerance.

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


Pilgrims create openness to encounters, dismantle prejudices and fears, and strengthen trust - basic trust. The supposed boundaries between peoples and religions can be bridged by individuals with love and mutual respect.

Archive / Chronicle

Opening of Jerusalem Way in Donauwörth! (September 18, 2021)


HISTORICAL MOMENT: Interreligious ceremony with representatives of the Turkish-Islamic, Romanian-Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic religions! And solemn Positioning of the 1st dove of peace in Germany! www.jerusalemweg.de



  • Peace March from Linz to Vienna! For Ukraine and world peace. Details see here (07 April - 17 April 2022)



Jerusalem Way Opening Waldsassen / Bavaria (June 25, 2022)


Festive opening of the JERUSALEM WAY OF THE MONASTERIES: installation of the dove of peace and pilgrimage together! With an interreligious ceremony on June 25, 2022, this Jerusalem way feeder was opened and the large, handmade stainless steel dove of peace was ceremoniously unveiled. 




Several religious leaders said prayers of blessing! For Judaism Rabbi Dr. Dannyel Morag; for Islam Imam Faouzi Slama; for the Anglican Church Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Ring; for the Evangelical Church Ulrike Koehler. Afterwards they all revealed as well as patron MEP Monika Hohlmeier, abbess M. Laetitia Fech, city pastor Dr. Thomas Vogl, First Mayor Bernd Sommer, District Administrator Roland Grillmeier and Jerusalem Way initiator Johannes Aschauer together the dove of peace. In addition to numerous guests of honor, many pilgrims from Germany and abroad came to take part in the ceremony and the joint pilgrimage in the Stiftland. Thank you all! God bless you.


Media reports: Bayerischer Rundfunk / Upper Palatinate media / Bistum regensburg


Note: For the complete review, see the Newsletter 2022


This will be followed by a joint pilgrimage from Monday, June 27th to Friday, July 8th, 2022 from Waldsassen via Cham to Passau. See details here

German policeman goes to Jerusalem for peace!

Hans Graßer, retired police commander and deacon from Bavaria left at Pentecost 2013 to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem! He is now the first to mark the path of peace with the JERUSALEM WAY sticker.

The three of us & the peace team founded by Johannes Aschauer in January 2013 will receive Johann at the film lecture in the Stiftskirche Göttweig and will accompany him to Vienna.

In Vienna for the first time the Jerusalemweg pilgrim pass including pilgrim's stamp will be issued whereby it is planned that Cardinal Schönborn personally this solemn act in St. Stephen's Cathedral will take over! A big, even epochal step and another bridge between the church and the international - connecting religions and peoples - JERUSALEM WAY peace project!

Finally, an appointment is planned in the UNO City, where hopefully every Jerusalem pilgrim will ring the peace bell there in the future and at the same time receive an official document that underlines the peaceful character of the Jerusalem Way.

Johann Graßer reached JERUSALEM on November 30.11.2013th, XNUMX on foot: Link to his Facebook page

International peace project for Syria!

Personalities from politics, religion, sport and society support the peace project founded by the “Jerusalem Way Team”! The two Upper Austrian police officers Johannes Aschauer and Otto Klär made a pilgrimage with the former downhill world champion David Zwilling in 2010 from Upper Austria to Jerusalem, where they arrived after 4.500 months. The long pilgrimage took them for a month through what was then peaceful Syria, where they visited cities like Damascus or Aleppo, which are today hard-fought and destroyed.

Now this trio has the support of numerous personalities like Cardinal Schönborn, Bishop Schwarz, Cathedral pastor Toni Faber, politicians, such as Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner, State Secretary Reinhold Lopatka, Governor Erwin Pröll, Governor Josef Pühringer, Governor Hans Niessl, Governor Wilfried Haslauer, EU MP Josef Weidenholzer, EU MEP Othmar Weidenholzer, EU MP like Franz Klammer, Annemarie Moser-Pröll, Hansi Hinterseer, Alexandra Meisnitzer etc. an international peace project started, which should point out the current situation in Syria. In this project, the entire international community is called upon to work together for peace in this region. The prelude to this is now a short peace video, which was made during her one-month trip through Syria.


The initiator Johannes Aschauer, his two pilgrim colleagues and the "Jerusalem Way Peace Team" they founded want this video with the peace message to be distributed worldwide in order to encourage as many people as possible to join this peace project. At the same time, further actions for peace in the region are to be carried out in the coming weeks and months.

On November 28, 2013, a peace march took place on the Jerusalem Way including route markings from Salzburg via Linz (Mariendom) and the Mauthausen concentration camp to Arbing. Arrival was on December 5, 2013 (total about 200 km). THANKS TO THE MANY PILGRIMS!


The climax of this peace project, as soon as the situation in Syria permits, will be a peace march with international participation from Damascus through Syria to the Holy Land in Jerusalem.


Here is an excerpt from the media reports: Kronen Zeitung  / people's aid / Nail Tips

Please support this peace project by forwarding this information to your contacts and sharing the video on the Internet, posting .. Peace concerns us ALL!


Jerusalemweg continues to draw circles and is developing into an international peace project!

Jerusalem pilgrims present peace project JERUSALEM WAY to the European Parliament Presidium and the Austrian Ambassador in Brussels (March 31.03.2013, 20.02.2013). Handover of the book to Barbara Stöckl in the ORF regional studio in Klagenfurt (February 21.12.2012th, 23.12.2012). Initiation of the peace project "JERUSALEM WAY", which unites religion and peoples, on December XNUMX, XNUMX in Finisterra, the "end of the world" in Spain (December XNUMX, XNUMX).


Bogotá: Around 2.000 participants from all over the world came to the congress. In the course of this, we were able to spread the key messages of the international peace project JERUSALEM WAY to all participants and met with great enthusiasm! Contacts were made, a basic network was established, perhaps a route through Jerusalem, from west to east, towards the sun. For peace in Colombia - in Jerusalem - in the world. Impressions of the pilgrimage:

Unique premiere - FILM in Vienna's STEPHANSDOM!
On Friday, October 5, 2012, the film lecture was held on three large-format screens Fundraiser for "Club Interior Ministry" - "Volkshilfe" - "Dompfarre Sankt Stephan" presented.
About 2.000 visitors are in the fully occupied cathedral came - it was an unforgettable & unique evening! We would like to thank you for coming so many, as well as Jaro Reisinger from Hikingdays and the many other helpers for their participation in the organization! Thanks to YOU ​​we were allowed to "write history" in St. Stephen's Cathedral!

Book presentation and press conference with Mr. Cardinal Schönborn and Mr. Professor Girtler
On Thursday October 27, 2011 at 11.00 am, the presentation of the book "On the Jerusalem Way - From the Heart of Europe to Jerusalem" and a 4-minute film clip from our pilgrimage took place in the Pressehaus Club 5, Stephansplatz, Vienna.