Way of St. James

Pilgrimage to the "Colourful City at the Rhine

Since the beginning of May, the "Colourful City at the Rhine" has been connected to the Way of St. James running along the left bank of the Rhine. The small extension now leads pilgrims on an officially marked route from Remagen on the left bank of the Rhine to Linz. The destination after approx. 6 km is the depiction of the pilgrim's coronation by the apostle James in the Linz church of St. Martin. This mural is something very special, because the representation of the pilgrim's coronation is found only very rarely in Germany. In the northern Rhineland-Palatinate, however, there are three representations of a pilgrim's coronation: Linz, Oberbreisig and Mendig. This special feature makes the detour to Linz a very special pilgrimage highlight.

The alternative route to Linz starts below the Apollinaris Church at the small chapel "St. Maria in der Lee" and leads the pilgrims past the parish church of St. Peter and Paul through the pedestrian zone. Then you pass the bridge of Remagen with the Peace Museum, the Black Madonna Chapel, a memorial to the former prisoner of war camp from 1945 and the Remagen University of Applied Sciences. Along the banks of the Rhine, the route continues to the Reinfähre Linz-Kripp. After the crossing, the shell leads all hikers through the beautiful, historic old town of Linz to the church of St. Martin. From here it is about 4 km back to the Jakobsweg on the left bank of the Rhine after crossing the Rhine again and via the Ahrradwanderweg, which turns off the Rhine to Sinzig. Official stamping points for the pilgrim's stamp are the Church of St. Martin and the Tourist Information Linz (Old Town Hall, Market Square Linz).

Detailed directions and a map can be obtained from Conrad Stein Verlag (4. stage). You can find the link below or at www.linksrheinischer-jakobsweg.info.

The city of Linz would like to thank the organizer Wolfgang Scholz from the Central Rhine Regional Group of the St. James Society Rhineland-Palatinate-Saarland for his great commitment and support. Further thanks also go to A.-Peter Gillrath of the Förderverein St. Martin Kirche Linz/Rhein e.V. for his ideas and support.

With the Martinsweg on the Middle Rhine (www.martinsweg-am-mittelrhein.de), Linz now has two official pilgrimage routes. The team of the city of Linz at the Rhine is looking forward to welcoming numerous visitors again soon and wishes all pilgrims a lot of fun on their pilgrimage.