New pilgrimage in Thuringia dedicated

Juni 11, 2008 by  
Filed under Nature, Travel

Pilgrim tourism

The pilgrim tourism is in vogue, and this doesnt apply only for the Way of St. James. Since a couple of years, tourists who visited thuringia kept asking for such an opportunity, which has led in conclusion to the opening of the new Pilgrim Way „On the traces of strong women“ in the green state.

pilgrimage thuringia

The route

This new milestone combines the story of three major women from the Christian history of Thuringia, the Benedictine Walburga (710 – 779), the founder of monastery Christin Paulina (1067 – 1107) and St. Elisabeth of Thuringia (1207 – 1231). The pilgrimage leads from Erfurt on Molsdorf, Ichtershausen, Arnstadt, Niederwillingen and Singen to Paulinzella. It is based on the medieval Way of St. James, 50 kilometres long and marked with a scallop. In the future, it will even be extended to Saalfeld and Coburg.

Perfect for a weekend break

That sounds promising and is especially doable on a – extended – weekend. „We want to let this theme way flourish whole-hearted and look forward to welcome many pilgrims friends,“ says Christine Dölle, contact for the pilgrims in the Augustinian monastery.


One Response to “New pilgrimage in Thuringia dedicated”

  1. Marketer on August 8th, 2008

    This is something about the reason, why people go on a pilgrimage 🙂 Enjoy.

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