Every journey begins with a first step ...

The Jerusalem Way is the world's longest pilgrimage and 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.




Access road: Way of the Kings
This first feeder path of the Jerusalem Way - the Roman way of antiquity and the imperial cathedrals - picks up the oldest traces of the early Christian bishoprics, which already existed at the time of the Constantine turn 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 in Mainz, Worms and Speyer via the Jerusalem towns of Bad Wimpfen and Esslingen. From there via the place of origin of Barbarossa, the Hohenstaufen near Göppingen with the Barbarossa Church to the Holy Cross Cathedral in Schwäbisch Gmünd and further through the Ries to the formerly free imperial city of Donauwörth, where fragments of the cross of Jesus have been in the Holy Cross Church for almost 1000 years from Jerusalem are worshiped 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 are the individual stages including GPS and directions. Tip: The entire GPS route including POIs can be opened directly here and saved on the mobile phone: Jerusalem Way of the Kings