GPS is available for all countries from Spain to Jerusalem!
Germany has a stage on the JERUSALEM WAY main route (this leads through the so-called "Kleine Deutsche Eck" - this stage is at the end of this page) and three feeder routes.
The three feeders are main routes in Germany, which, similar to a river system, flow into the main route in Linz on the Danube (Austria).
The routes from Cologne and Fulda come together at Donauwörth, there the paths lead over the Friedensbrücke and run together in the vicinity of the Danube via Regensburg to Passau. In Passau the path from Volkenroda / Waldsassen is added, now all three paths continue unified until they join the main route coming from Spain in Austria.
Jerusalem routes Germany / feeder routes
In Germany, all geodata (GPS) for the three main routes are now set!
The WAY OF THE KINGS leads from Cologne via Mainz, Worms and Speyer through the Kraichgau to the Neckar, where it leads via Stuttgart and Esslingen to the Kaiserbergen with the Hohenstaufen. From there around the Ostalb, across the European watershed into the Ries and via Nördlingen to Donauwörth. From there this route meets the path of the apostles!
The WAY OF THE APOSTLES leads from Fulda via Würzburg and Nördlingen to Donauwörth, from where both routes continue together to Passau.
The WAY OF THE MONASTERIES leads from the Volkenroda monastery over the green belt to the Waldsassen monastery. From there on to Passau, where this path joins the two other paths (Path of the Kings and Path of the Apostles).
The three paths are based on long stretches of tried and tested hiking and pilgrimage routes, such as the Rheinsteig, The Martinusweg, which Via Romea or the Via Porta.
The selection of the paths and, in some cases, the deviations from these partner routes were revised according to historical connections to historically documented departures and references to Jerusalem and according to the peculiarities of the Jerusalem pilgrimage routes.
The data for the Jerusalemweg Fulda is currently being checked and then parallel pilgrimage routes for cyclists are being determined. Further access routes are to follow later. The work, which has not yet been completed, is done through the active participation of several pilgrims. Status: August 2021
Information on the current status of GPS and route, questions about pilgrimage, as well as if someone would like to be part of Team Germany:
JERUSALEM WAY Team Germany
General information about the marking on the Jerusalemweg: In the meantime, many sections of the entire Jerusalemweg / Jerusalem Way have been marked in more than 15 countries.
Below is the 1 stage including GPS from the Jerusalem route main route (coming from Spain):