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Project background

The European model project “Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles” was launched in 2006 by the Saarbrücken Regional Association. The aim was to give value to the local paths of the pilgrims of St. James across borders in a poetic way. The project was to explore how a cosmopolitan, tolerant European togetherness can be inspired by small gestures across a cultural route that is more than 1000 years old in a large-regional context.

In the following you will find information about the myth of the Camino de Santiago, a network of paths that organically branch out over 100,000 kilometers throughout Europe. In addition, you will receive a brief overview of the development of the project on a large regional level. Moreover, you will learn why this European model project is particularly suitable as a starting point for meaningful and networking regional development and cultural education, as well as a field of experimentation for spiritual and sustainable cultural tourism.

Myth of the Way of St. James
Course of the project