The City of Peace Linz becomes a partner of the Jerusalemweg!
Invitation to the ceremony: Ceremonial installation of the dove of peace in Linz on September 23, 2023 at 15:00 p.m.! WE ASK FOR YOUR ACTIVE ATTENDANCE
And immediately before the opening in Linz, there will be a joint one from Fri. 15 Sept. to Sat. 23 Sept. 2023 "Pilgrimage Week" on the Jerusalemweg from Lofer to the Friedenstaube Linz! Daily participation is possible! (DETAILS AND REGISTRATION SEE BELOW AFTER THE PHOTOS)
Program schedule for the ceremony on Saturday, September 23, 2023
At 09:00 a.m. meeting point Wilhering Collegiate Church: Pilgrim blessing by Abbot Reinhold Dessl. We walk the 12 km stage to Linz together. Arrival in the Hauptplatz area at around 13:30 p.m. with a pilgrim snack from the city of Linz in the Salzamt studio building! Route Wilhering - Linz see here: OPEN ROUTE & GPS HERE
At 15:00 p.m. meeting point in the Salzamt studio building: speech by Mayor MMag. Klaus Luger as representative of the city of peace Linz and presentation of the peace project Jerusalemweg Studio house Salzamt.
Ceremony begins at 15:30 p.m.: Together we walk along the Friedensweg, the route takes us from the main square over the Nibelungen Bridge to the dove of peace at the New Town Hall.
16:00 p.m.: Unveiling and blessing of the Jerusalem Way Peace Dove on the forecourt of the New Town Hall with musical accompaniment by the municipal music department.
The installation of the dove of peace takes place in an interreligious ceremony with the President of the Jewish Community Upper Austria Charlotte Herman, Diocesan Bishop of the Catholic Church Upper Austria Manfred Scheuer, Superintendent of the Evangelical Church Upper Austria Gerold Lehner, Chairman of the Islamic Religious Community Upper Austria Binur Mustafi, Priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church Linz Dragan Micic, Pastor of the Old Catholic Church Linz Samuel Ebner and other guests of honor will take place. We ask for numerous participation. Thank you very much!
Invitation: "Joint pilgrimage week" on the Jerusalemweg in Austria from Lofer in the state of Salzburg to the city of peace Linz! Date: Friday, September 15 – Saturday, September 23, 2023
We are making a pilgrimage in an easterly direction, towards the sun on the way to Jerusalem... From Lofer to Linz to the ceremonial installation of the Jerusalem Way Peace Dove in front of the New Town Hall in the Peace City of Linz!
Some of the highlights along the way are: Lofer, picture-perfect hike along the Saalach and through the imposing Innersbach Gorge, Unken, Bad Reichenhall, Salzburg, Pilgrimage basilica Maria Plain, Wallersee, Vöcklabruck, Lambach Abbey, Wilhering Abbey. And finally, on Saturday, September 23, 2023, arrival in Linz for the ceremonial installation and blessing of the Jerusalem Way Peace Dove as part of the interreligious ceremony.
PILGRIM WEEK DETAILS
Own arrival by train / bus on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 until noon to Lofer! A picture book stage awaits us in the afternoon as a fantastic start-up hike! We walk along the Jerusalemweg through the beautiful Innersbach Gorge and have a view of the "three brothers"! We'll take a break in the vital oasis and overnight stay is in Hotel Friedlwirt in Unken. Participation in individual daily stages is possible (own direction). Tip: All GPS stages of the Jerusalemweg Austria see here: open link
- DAILY RATE: € 10 to 15 per day (depending on the number of participants)
- OVERNIGHT STAY: Night € 40.- to 50.- guest house or otherwise dormitory / gymnasium with sleeping bag
- GETTING THERE: Meeting point on 15.9. at noon in Lofer, arrival ÖBB (own arrangement)
- GROUP SIZE: About 12 people from Lofer to Wilhering Abbey. From Wilhering to Linz there is no limit to the number of participants! Please participate actively.
- DOWN PAYMENT: € 100.- or aliquot for shorter participation on the club account
- INFO / REGISTRATION: Please register as soon as possible so that we can organize accommodation. Email to: email@example.com
Overview of stage start / overnight stay
1. September 15, 2023 Lofer to Unken = about 12 km
2. September 16, 2023 Unken to Hinterreit / Gois = about 25 km
3. September 17, 2023 Hinterreit / Gois to Eugendorf = about 27 km
4. September 18, 2023 Eugendorf to Schwaigern = about 30 km
5. September 19, 2023 Schwaigern to Vöcklabruck = about 25 km
6. September 20, 2023 Vöcklabruck to Lambach = about 25 km
7. September 21, 2023 Lambach to Marchtrenk = about 26 km
8. September 22, 2023 Marchtrenk to Wilhering Abbey = about 28 km
9. September 23, 2023 Wilhering Abbey to Linz = about 12 km
TOTAL ABOUT 210 KM
From Wilhering Abbey to Linz there is no limit to the number of participants!
We ask for numerous participation. Thank you very much!
Return by bus & train from Linz with all connection options. Subject to program changes.
In addition to registering for the entire trip, there is of course also the option of registering for individual stages to register. Especially in the final stage from Wilhering Abbey to Linz, we would be very happy about a lively participation! Meeting point is at the collegiate church at 09:00 a.m. with pilgrim blessing by Abbot Reinhold Dessl!
Condition & Equipment: Easy hikes for sure-footed pilgrims with average fitness. We hike with our backpack on hiking, forest and field paths, gravel roads and partly asphalt. The walking times are about 5 to 8 hours spread over the day. The route takes us through easy terrain, any ascents are planned with sufficient breaks. We hike with backpacks and, depending on the size of the group, also with a support vehicle / shuttle service to the accommodation.
The “JERUSALEM WAY International Peace Team” association assumes no liability whatsoever, and the organizer and the pilgrims accompanying them are also not liable for any damage or accidents. Participation is at your own risk. Finally, we would like to point out that all pilgrims must be in reasonable physical and mental condition. Errors and changes in the program reserved!
Background to the Jerusalem Way: The Jerusalem Way leads from Europe in an easterly direction towards the sunrise – symbolically towards life. The network of paths of the Jerusalem Way is similar to a river system, it connects various paths and routes on the way to the east and has been constantly expanding since its inception (2010) - currently 18 countries and 2 continents are connected!
With a distance of about 8.500 kilometers, the Jerusalem Way is the longest peace and pilgrimage way in the world!