Thursday, September 5, 2019

Carpe Diem #1740 Munchner Jakobsweg

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Yesterday I told you that I hadn't time to create our new episode, so here it is. By the way I will not catch up the delayed post, but will give you this episode instead. (This week we have four regular episodes).

This month we are traveling around the world searching for pilgrimage-routes as an act of devotion. We have seen already a few beauties and today I hope to inspire you through a not so well know short pilgrims-route in Germany. Today we will take our walk on the so called "Munchner Jakobsweg".

The "Munchner Jakobsweg" is not just one route, but there are several, all starting in another place. The "real" "Munchner Jakobsweg however starts in Munchen (or if traveled back) from Lindau. The "Munchner Jakobsweg" is the german start to wander to Santiago De Compostela. Along the Munchner Jakobsweg you will also see the signs with St. Jakobs Shells as we (maybe) know from our pilgrimage to Santiago earlier here at CDHK.

Direction Sign somewhere along Munchner Jakobsweg

Thousands of travelers from the east of Europe had to travel through Germany to reach Spain. There are many “feeder” routes heading west through the country to get you towards France and Switzerland, then on to your final stop.

Unlike some other scenic routes in Germany, the St. James’ Way doesn’t follow one single but several routes taken by St. James. Legend tells that his remains were brought by ship and buried in Northern Spain — so, this route more follows the “followers.”

One of the most famous (and beautiful) routes travels through South Germany, through Swabia in Bavaria, ending at Lake Constance at the Swiss border (then continuing on through Austria, Swiss, and France).

Along this portion of the Way of St. James, you’ll find abbeys, monasteries, churches, castles, festivals, gorgeous natural countryside, other scenic routes, and the friendliest people. Jakobus, as he’s also called in German, would have been proud to travel along such a route; and you’re going to love it.

Sounds like a wonderful pilgrims route to me.

again on my way
walking to Santiago

to find myself

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 12th at noon (CEST). I hope to publish our new weekend-meditation later on. For now ... be inspired and have fun!

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