Follow the scallop shells along the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage trail (also known as the Way of St. James) on a route that takes you through the district of Roth from Nuremberg to Eichstätt. The newly signposted route, which was opened in 2008, gives pilgrims the opportunity to travel one of the most ancient paths toward Santiago de Compostela. In the Middle Ages, people frequently chose to travel from the former Free Imperial City of Nuremberg to Spain via the cathedral city of Eichstätt, where they worshiped at a replica of the Holy Sepulchre as well as the shrines of Saints Willibald and Walburga.
Pilgrims traveling the 83 kilometer route can expect to see not only churches from many different eras, but also a diverse and captivating landscape. Coming from Nuremberg, pilgrims will first pass through the vast, idyllic "Lorenzer Reichswald" forest until reaching the eastern side of the Franconian Lake District at Rothsee, then travel south into the Jura landscape of the Altmühl Valley Nature Park with its steep rock faces and deep ravines.
Historical old towns
The Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage trail from Nuremberg to Eichstätt links ancient towns, such as the baroque town of Allersberg and the medieval fortress town of Hilpoltstein, as well as landscapes steeped in history, such as the area around Thalmässing in the Altmühl Valley Nature Park. Today, the prehistoric and protohistoric museum at the marketplace in Thalmässing and the living history museum in Landersdorf, which has faithful reproductions of the Celtic and Stone Age houses that would have been inhabited by the first settlers, still bear witness to this history. (Source: Franconian Association of St. James).
We are the ideal stopping point for pilgrims and hikers traveling on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage trail from Nuremberg to Eichstätt. Comfortable rooms, delicious food, fantastic beer, etc.
Our host is himself an experienced pilgrim and will be delighted to answer any questions you have about the trail.
And, of course, as our guests you can also take advantage of our sauna:
You can also book an appointment with our in-house massage therapist (must be booked in advance).
How to find us:
Thalmässinger Landgasthof is just 250 meters from the trail, at the former train station. To reach us, follow the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage trail to Thalmässing. Cross the picturesque Marktplatz and continue along Hauptstrasse until you reach the intersection where you will see the business named "Dorner". Turn right here onto Nürnberger Strasse and then take the next left, following the sign for Thalmässinger Landgasthof.
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