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.




Feeder route: Jerusalem Way of the Kings

This feeder route - the Roman route of antiquity and the imperial cathedrals - takes up the oldest traces of the early Christian dioceses that already existed at the time of the Constantinian revolution in 313, when the first Jerusalem pilgrims of the 4th century. set off: From Cologne via Bonn and Linz on the Rhine to Bingen and via the imperial cathedrals of the Holy Roman Empire Mainz, Worms and Speyer via the Jerusalem towns of Bad Wimpfen and Esslingen. From there via Barbarossa's place of origin, the Hohenstaufen near Göppingen with Barbarossa Church, to the Holy Cross Minster in Schwäbisch Gmünd and further through the Ries to the former Free Imperial City of Donauwörth, where splinters from the cross of Jesus have been in the Holy Cross Church for almost 1000 years from Jerusalem are venerated in the Donauwörth cross particle monstrance.


The route Cologne - Passau is about 1020 km. The entire GPS route is already available online! See below. Texts, pictures, directions to follow. The site is still under construction. (as of March 2023)

Places along the route



Cologne - Bonn - Kobelnz - Mainz - Heilbronn - Stuttgart - Esslingen am Neckar - Nördlingen - Donauwörth - Ingolstadt - Regensburg - Passau. Below you can download the individual stages including GPS.


The entire GPS route including POIs can be opened here and saved on the cell phone: