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 join guided, meditative pilgrimage hikes on sections of the European Way of St. James pilgrims - the "Starry Path " - in the UNESCO Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve. The two pilgrimage hikes follow two selected routes in the footsteps of the pilgrims of St. James through autumnal vineyards and chestnut forests, along medieval castles and village churches in the Southern Palatinate. Together with its French partner, the Northern Vosges Nature Park, the Palatinate Forest has formed Germany's only cross-border biosphere reserve since 1998.

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 locations in this ancient cultural landscape. On the way, he will read texts that deal with the spiritual roots and the spiritual dimension of this old European cultural route. The question of the basic human needs 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.

To get in the mood and prepare:

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: In front of the 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 Sternenweg/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,