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A European model project along the paths of the pilgrims of St. James sets waymarks!

The European model project “Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles” makes symbolic reference to the Milky Way, which served as an orientation aid for pilgrims in the early Middle Ages on their journey to the tomb of the Apostle James in Santiago de Compostela. In the present day, the project aims to provide a model of how the rediscovered routes of the pilgrims of St. James in parts of Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Lorraine and Alsace can be carefully developed and used as a large regional meeting and networking space for European values. In the heart of Europe, these routes connect old episcopal seats, are part of the first European cultural route and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lined by numerous medieval cultural monuments, they lead through multifaceted natural landscapes at one of Europe’s crossroads, where German and French cultures meet.