Pilgrim passport and pilgrim stamp
As in the Middle Ages, a pilgrim’s passport, in which individual stations are entered by a pilgrim’s stamp, still serves today as proof of the distance traveled. The pilgrimage certificate in Santiago de Compostela is ultimately only issued to those who can prove that they have traveled at least the last 100 km on foot or 200 km by bicycle or horse.
For the routes of the paths of the pilgrims of St. James from Hornbach to Metz, there is a stamp card specially designed for the project space, which you can buy at theTourist Info in the Saarbrücken Castlefree of charge. In addition, theSt. James Societiesoffer both an international and a regional pilgrim passport, which also covers the Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles project area.
Pilgrimage stamps are available in many monasteries, churches, cathedrals and brotherhoods of St. James. As the local churches are temporarily closed, we advise you to ask the contact persons beforehand and to announce yourself. You can find the stamping stations within the project area on ourinteractive map. They are symbolized here by a red dot with a white “S”.
Many of the stamps have since been designed, mostly with the medieval reference. In Lorraine, for example, students from the UNESCO project school in Longeville-lès-St. Avold have also designed pilgrimage stamps.