St. James' Way pilgrimage routes in Germany
Anywhere in the world, anyone who is on a Way of St. James is heading in the direction of Santiago de Compostela. In Germany there are 30 official St. James paths. Let's take a look at the highlights:
The Way of St. James is the most popular pilgrimage route in the world. Every year, about 150,000 people walk in the footsteps of the apostle James, whose tomb is in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Those who refer to the Way of St. James usually mean the "Camino Frances," which leads from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. In Europe, however, there is a whole network of St. James paths. Thirty of them are in Germany. Let's take a look at the highlights of these pilgrimage routes.