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The Speyer-Metz St. James' Way route, the ruins of Wörschweiler Abbey

The St. James' Way route from Speyer to Metz – where boundaries lose all meaning

Pilgrimages to promote international understanding: on the St. James' Way route from Speyer to Metz, it is clear that cross-border thought is not an invention of the modern era. But don't let this discourage you from making a conscious effort to give it a go. There is plenty of time to think on the roughly 290 km route through one of Germany's most beautiful regions.

The pilgrimage from Speyer to Metz, the South Route of the Palatine Ways of St. James, is a little bit like life itself. It has highs and lows, it rises and falls. It takes pilgrims through sun-drenched plains and forests where the sun is brave enough to break through. But it is also a route with fantastically spectacular vistas and panoramas that promise hope. The first highlight right at the start of this pilgrimage is Speyer Cathedral, a pilgrimage site, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's largest surviving Romanesque church. Traditional paths take pilgrims through the Palatinate with its beauty and diversity, across the Rhine Plain, the German Wine Route, popular for its mild climate, and through the Palatinate Forest. After around 145 km, half the journey is already behind pilgrims once they reach Hornbach Abbey. Even if all that remains of this former Benedictine abbey is ruins, which have now been incorporated into a hotel, it is still worth visiting the museum which explains the history of the abbey. Pilgrims can experience a genuine idyll in Bliesgau in the stage which extends as far as the Saar river, before heading on to Saargemünd/Sarreguemines in France. The South Route meets the North Route, which crosses the Palatinate from the east to the south-west, just past Forbach in Lorraine. One of the most beautiful Gothic churches in France, Metz Cathedral, is the final highlight on the pilgrimage.

St. James' Way: Speyer-Metz (North and South Route)

Total length of route: approx. 290 km

Pilgrim hostels along the route?: Yes; Hornbach Abbey (Hotel)

Starts/arrival options: Speyer

Ends/departure options: Metz

Length of the South Route from Speyer to Hornbach Abbey: approx. 145 km/6 stages

Pilgrim hostels along the route?: Yes

Starts/arrival options: Speyer

Ends: Hornbach Abbey

Departure options: Zweibrücken Central Station

About the route: signposted with a white scallop shell on a blue background; moderately difficult;

For details of the tour and GPS tracking information (in German), visit:
www.urlaub.saarland

Tapahtumat
The biggest public Festival on the upper Rhine is an absolute must for residents of Speyer and their guests. For six days, there is turmoil on the fairgrounds beneath the cathedral. Every Sunday at the pretzel party - at 1:30 pm - a coloured pageant waltzes through the streets of the cathedral city.

Seuraavat ajankohdat:

12.07.2019 - 17.07.2019

alku 16:00

Tapahtumapaikkakunta

Festplatz Speyer
Geibstraße 2
67346 Speyer

Järjestäjä

Verkehrsverien Speyer
Kleine Pfaffengasse 20
67346 Speyer

Kaikki hintoja, ajankohtia ja aukioloaikoja koskevat tiedot sitoumuksetta.
At the Emperor's Table (Kaisertafel), Speyer's restauranteurs and hotel owners offer everything that wine cellars and kitchens have to offer: culinary specialties, local and international, of incomparable variety, along with excellent in-between meals, featuring choice delicacies.

Seuraavat ajankohdat:

09.08.2019 - 11.08.2019

Tapahtumapaikkakunta

Stadt Speyer
Maximilianstraße
67346 Speyer

Järjestäjä

Verein zur Förderung der Hotellerie und Gastronomie in Speyer und Umgebung e.V.

Kaikki hintoja, ajankohtia ja aukioloaikoja koskevat tiedot sitoumuksetta.
Lively and brash, vehement and elegant, traditional as well as contemporary - you never know just what you'll get at Speyer's annual jazz festival.

Seuraavat ajankohdat:

22.08.2019 - 25.08.2019

alku 19:30

Tapahtumapaikkakunta

Gedächtniskirche Speyer
Bartholomäus-Weltz-Platz 5
67346 Speyer

Järjestäjä

S.Y.M Gesellschaft für Kulturmanagement mbH
Weinbergstraße 11
67150 Niederkirchen bei Deidesheim

Kaikki hintoja, ajankohtia ja aukioloaikoja koskevat tiedot sitoumuksetta.

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