Tag Archives: Pilgrimage

A Fiest to the Eyes

applesPlucking an apple from the next tree, sitting down on the side of the road and having a refreshing snack in the middle of an amazing landscape – life cannot get any better. And trees laden with fruits of all colors is the lasting impression I got from the walk from Riggisberg to Heitenried. Perfect setting for finding excuses to make a stop every few minutes! In fact, no excuses needed – who can resist such temptation? Continue reading

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Who Needs Lakes Anyway…

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Walking out of Thun on the Way of St. James means waving goodbye to those beautiful landscapes of turquoise lakes surrounded by green mountains and lovely vineyards, which make the region between Lucerne and Thun so special. And with that to one of the most beautiful sceneries on the Way of St. James in Switzerland. But who needs lakes anyway… Continue reading

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Roots, woods n’ lakes – walking to Einsiedeln

After Rapperswil the usual walk is only 16.5km to Einsiedeln, a huge monastery in Switzerland which originally was the starting point for pilgrimages from here to Santiago. I did this walk three times and enjoyed it very much every time as it is leading through nice forests and very picturesque landscapes. Continue reading

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From Rorschach to Herisau

The 2 possible routes Continue reading

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Finally alone…


The really nice thing after walking out of Santiago is actually that there are many less folks on the road than before. All the 100km pilgrims don’t continue walking and therefore it’s even possible to be on the road totally alone for long amounts of time. And let me tell you: Negreira is cool! Continue reading

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Day 19 – Arrival in Santiago

The final walk to Santiago de Compostela is always special. After being on the road for so many weeks, one can now literally count the steps to the city. But not everyone is happy to arrive… Continue reading

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Days 17&18 – Eucalyptus forests

As I was getting closer to Santiago, I was getting increasingly lazy. At least Galicia should be enjoyed! I therefore just give you the summary of day 17 to Ribadiso and day 18 to Amenal. The first day was just a little more than 20km of walking and the second one a little more than 30 because I wanted to only walk about 15km into Santiago the next day. Continue reading

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