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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.


Also 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!


NOTE: Work is in progress on the more than 7,500 km GPS route, however not all countries are online yet. If you have any questions about the current GPS status, please contact us directly by email: gps@jerusalemway.org

About the pilgrim Johannes Aschauer (Initiator / Founder Jerusalem Way)

The stretch from Spain to Jerusalem is 7,500 kilometers (4,660 miles) long! 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 he set off on foot towards Jerusalem, two fellow pilgrims walked with him: 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). Johannes Aschauer 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.” He thus founded an international and at the same time world’s longest peace and cultural trail: The JERUSALEM WAY!