Meditative pilgrimage in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau
The meditative pilgrimages on a section of the European paths of the pilgrims of St. James in the Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau are integrated into the special mood of the four seasons and understand themselves as explorations of sustainability. The mission of a UNESCO biosphere reserve and the questions about the sources of inner strength and the good life become on the way in a poetic way to the thematic companion. Start is the cultural site Wintringer Chapel on the Wintringer farm.
After an introduction, it goes on the "Way of the Stars/
Please note: The pilgrimage hike is moderately difficult and requires a good physical condition!
Please bring backpack food according to your own needs and, if necessary, rainwear and good shoes.
Date: 3/19/2022, 6/25/2022, 9/24/2022, 11/26/2022 (Saturdays).
Location: Wintringer Hof (Althof), Kleinblittersdorf
Duration: 7 h
Price: 20,- €
Services: Guided tour, coffee and cake in the "Old Farmhouse" in Auersmacher
Guided tour: Peter Michael Lupp, Curator cultural site Wintringer Chapel
Course number: 1306
Contact: Sabine Ickler, tel. 0049 681 / 506-4319, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vhs-saarbruecken.de
Meditative pilgrimage on the Sternenweg in the autumnal southern Palatinate region
The adult education center of the regional association of Saarbrücken invites on October 14 and 15 to guided, meditative pilgrimages on sections of the European paths of the Jacob pilgrims - the "Sternenweg" (Way of the Stars) - in the UNESCO biosphere reserve Pfälzerwald. The two pilgrimage walks take you on two selected routes in the footsteps of the St. James pilgrims through autumnal vineyards and chestnut forests, along medieval castles and village churches in the southern Palatinate. Since 1998, the Palatinate Forest has formed Germany's only cross-border biosphere reserve together with its French partner, the Northern Vosges Nature Park.
Peter Michael Lupp, cultural officer of the regional association and head of the European model project "Sternenweg/Chemin des étoiles", will accompany the group to special sites in this ancient cultural landscape. On the way, he will read texts that deal with the intellectual roots and the spiritual dimension of this ancient European cultural route. The question of man's basic 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: www.sternenweg.net
Klingenmünster - former Benedictine Abbey Klingenmünster - St. Nicholas Chapel - castle ruins "Waldschlössel" and Landeck - Klingenmünster
Location: In front of the Benedictine Abbey Klingenmünster
Leinsweiler - Slevogthof (Slevog picture stations) - Kaiserburgen Trifels - Leinsweiler
Location: Prot. church Leinsweiler
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/
Organizer: Volkshochschule Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Course number: AM1308
Registration: Sabine Ickler, Tel. 0049 681 / 5 06 43 19, email@example.com, www.vhs-saarbruecken.de