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On the paths of the pilgrims of St. James
Palatinate | South route on the Haard axis

Prot. parish church

N49°11'2.93", E8°01'9.85"

Former St.Martin (13th-15th c.)

Neukastel castle ruin

N49°11'20.99", E8°0'56.38"

12. On the rock above the church.

During a church service on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., the medieval St. Martin’s Church and the ruins of Neukastel Castle were inaugurated as points of reference within the European model project “Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles”.

After the service, the inauguration of the signboard and the stone scallop took place.


This pilgrim stamp is available in the church.

On-site sponsors are Pastor Traugott Oerther and Mayor Thomas Stübinger.

I am pleased that Leinsweiler with its medieval cultural monuments will become part of the European model project “Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles”, inviting people to trace our cultural history in connection with current guiding themes of our society.

Thomas Stübinger, Bürgermeister von Leinsweiler

St. Martin’s Church in Leinsweiler has a varied history, which can be seen in many details of the building since the Middle Ages. Every era has left its traces and this gives this church its special aura. By integrating this place into the large-regional model project “Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles”, our church becomes a place where we also thematize and further think about European values.

Traugott Oerther, Pfarrer