The Way of St. James pilgrimage routes

11. 7. 2013

Even from the Czech Republic it is possible to set off towards Santiago de Compostela along the increasingly popular Way of St. James to take part in a journey pilgrims have been experiencing for centuries

Several Way of St. James routes lead through the Czech Republic, linking up with routes in Germany and Austria. The northern branch comes from Zbraslav near Prague and continues to Karlštejn, Beroun, Plasy, Krkavec hill and Stříbro to Kladruby. Then it leads through Bělá nad Radbuzou to Železná, where it crosses the Czech-German border near the Park of Reconciliation and connects with a route leading to Nuremberg. The southern branch leads from Karlštejn through Mníšek pod Brdy, Dobříš, Příbram, Nepomuk, Klatovy and Kdyně to the border crossing of Všeruby/Eschlkam, and then continues along the East Bavarian Way of St. James in the direction of Regensburg. The first marked segment along the Way of St. James in Moravia is the route from Brno to Mikulov. It connects with the Austrian route leading through part of the Weinviertel (meaning “wine quarter”) region in Lower Austria. The route was extended in the direction of Olomouc and up to the Polish border, and thus traverses all of Moravia.

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