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The Jerusalem Way - The World's Longest Peace and Cultural 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.

Maps and GPS route

The JERUSALEM WAY is the World's Longest Pilgrimage Route and an International Peace and Cultural Route! from the end of Europe in Finisterre to the beginning in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is the most important place for Christians and Jews, a holy place for Muslims and is considered the intersection of the world's religions!

The Jerusalem Way brings together different religions, nations and cultures in an extraordinary peace project and stands for mutual recognition, tolerance and appreciation of the different ways of life.

The route network of the Jerusalem Way is similar to a river system, it connects various paths and routes on the way to the east. The Jerusalem Way has been spreading steadily since its foundation (2010) - 18 countries and 2 continents are currently connected!

Click on the desired country on the top of the map or select it from the menu.

GPS has been available from Spain to Jerusalem since 2020 (over 7000 km / 4500 mi)!

The entire GPS route from Finisterre to Budapest is online (about 3500 km / 2200 mi) and can directly at respective stage be downloaded.

The complete further GPS route from Budapest to Jerusalem (more than 4000 km / 2500 mi) can be directly in our WEBSHOP selected and ordered for the desired countries. There are also details regarding GPS and our recommended APP for mobile phones.

So since 2020 there has been a continuous route (except through Syria) for more than 7000 kilometers / 4500 mi from Finisterre to Antakya / Hatay (Antioch) the end of the Jerusalem route through Turkey! We recommend flying from Antakya to Amman by plane, so the entire route through Jordan can be continued. This has been tried and tested and has been done by several pilgrims.

Alternatively, you could take a ferry (if it is running) from southern Turkey via Cyprus to Haifa. In our view, this would not be ideal as the rest of the way through Turkey is missing and without Jordan & Palestine the pilgrim is missing elementary parts of the Holy Land! Regardless of this, Haifa does not arrive historically via the Mount of Olives, but through the New City in Jerusalem.

From Jordan / Palestine / Israel (Holy Land) the route is also finished, is about 250 km and has been walked by various pilgrims throughout.

Route Jordan / Palestine / Israel (Holy Land): Ar-Ramtha - Jerash - Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo / Mount Moses with an overwhelming view of the Jordan Valley, meditative and picturesque - down to the deepest part of the earth - Dead Sea - Baptism site Bethany - Allenby / King Hussein Bridge (Israel / Palestine border ) - Jericho - through the Wadi Qelt, past the St. George monastery, through the Judean desert to Al-Eizariya / Bethanien (Tomb of Lazarus) - Bethphage - Mount of Olives - Jerusalem.

The route is historically the best possible and the path is fantastic, among other things it leads exactly through the area where Jesus once walked from Jericho to Jerusalem! The pilgrim arrives from the historically significant side in the 21st century - on foot on the Mount of Olives. An incredible feeling with a unique view: Jerusalem is at your feet!

MARKING THE WAY / WAYMARKER (peace doves): In recent years, various sections of the Jerusalem Way have been marked in all countries. Work is in progress ...

NAVIGATION: A special JERUSALEM WAY app is planned for the future. We currently recommend the MAPY app. This app has proven itself very well, contains top maps, hiking maps are colored and with contour lines, satellite maps and you can save the countries and then navigate OFFLINE! No internet is required on the go, this is very important, especially in “roaming” countries!

The distance from Spain to Jerusalem is 7500 kilometers! As early as 2003, Johannes Aschauer (initiator Jerusalemweg) made the entire Jakobsweg from Austria to Finisterre. Seven years later, in 2010 Johannes started walking towards Jerusalem and was accompanied by two pilgrims: Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Israel / Palestine were the countries that were crossed. On this spectacular and extraordinary pilgrimage, they followed the traces of the Crusades, hiked the paths of the Apostle Paul and historical pilgrim trails and finally arrived in Bethlehem after half a year on Christmas Eve and then in Jerusalem (4500 km). Subsequently, on December 21, 2012, in Finisterre, Johannes initiated the start of this path to Jerusalem with the message "From the end through the heart of Europe to the beginning", thus establishing the longest path of peace and culture: The Jerusalem Way!

Review: 4500 kilometers on foot - that sounds utopian, we covered this route in 2010, through ten countries from Austria to Israel / Palestine. Through green valleys and over inhospitable mountains, through fertile areas and barren deserts, along sea coasts and rivers and through Syria shortly before the war began. The two maps below show the route from Austria and the complete Jerusalemweg / Jerusalem Way / Pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

John The entire route went through these 15 countries, approximately 7500 km / 4600 miles in two parts: in 2003 Austria - Spain and in 2010 Austria - Jerusalem!