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Meditative pilgrimage on the Sternenweg in the autumnal southern Palatinate region

On October 14 and 15, the Adult Education Center of the Saarbrücken Regional Association invites you to guided, meditative pilgrimage walks on sections of the European Way of St. James pilgrims - the “Starry Way” - in the Palatinate Forest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Palatinate Forest, together with its French partner, the Northern Vosges Nature Park, has formed Germany’s only cross-border biosphere reserve since 1998. The two pilgrimage walks follow the footsteps of the St. James pilgrims on two selected routes through autumnal vineyards and chestnut forests, along medieval castles and village churches in the southern Palatinate.

Peter Michael Lupp, cultural officer of the regional association and head of the European model project “Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles”, will accompany the group to special sites in this ancient cultural landscape. Along the way, he will read texts that explore the intellectual roots and spiritual dimension of this ancient European cultural route. The question of man’s basic need for a life in the right measure - the Good Life - will also be explored. The great impressionist Max Slevogt and his references to the Palatinate will also be a topic.

The hikes also lead on mountain heights over root paths and require a good physical condition! An interior tour of Trifels Castle is not planned. Overnight stay (if required) and food must be organized by yourself. Food from the backpack!

Stage 1

Klingenmünster - former Benedictine Abbey Klingenmünster - St. Nicholas Chapel - castle ruins “Waldschlössel” and Landeck - Klingenmünster

Date: 14.10.2022
Time: 09:30
Location: Benedictine Abbey Klingenmünster

Stage 2

Leinsweiler - Slevogthof (Slevog picture stations) - Kaiserburgen Trifels - Leinsweiler

Date: 15.10.2022
Time: 09:30
Location: Prot. church Leinsweiler

General information

Duration: 8-9 h per stage
Price: 30,- € (15,- € per stage)
Services: Cultural-historical guided tour with spiritual background and space for pause
Guided tour: Peter Michael Lupp (Head of the European model project Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles)
Organizer: Volkshochschule Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Course number: AM1308
Registration: Sabine Ickler, Tel. 0049 681 / 5 06 43 19,,
Information on accommodation/Gastronomy: Office of Tourism Landau-Land in Leinsweiler, Tel. 0049 6345 / 3531,