The Way of St. James is a pilgrimage route that stretches across Europe and converges in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. This pilgrimage route is one of the most impressive routes in Germany, and a hike along it promises both spiritual contemplation and breathtaking scenic and cultural experiences.
Hildesheim is an ideal starting point for this spiritual journey, as it is home to both the cathedral and St. Michael’s Church, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Before you set off, take some time to admire the ornate reliefs of the Thousand-Year Rosebush at the cathedral or the remarkable wooden ceiling of St. Michael’s.
As you go to Braunschweig, you will soon discover the unique combination of untouched nature and evidence of human activity that makes this trail so unique. The rolling hills and shady forests provide a tranquil backdrop for meditation, while the small villages and towns you pass through are proud of their traditions.
This route passes through the picturesque village of Königslutter, known for its impressive Romanesque monastery. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Kaiserdom of Königslutter is another UNESCO World Heritage Site not to be missed on this route.