Via Baltica (360 km)

Signet pilgrimage Via Baltica, © TMV

Route

360 km

  • Marking: yellow scallop shell or yellow arrow.
  • Tour tips: Hanseatic Cities of Greifswald, Rostock and Wismar, Eldena Monastery Ruins, Doberan Cathedral.

Rail connection: Swinoujscie, Lübeck

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Vacation times differently - pilgrimage migration in the Lassaner angle, © TMV/Foto@Andreas-Duerst.de

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Via Baltica (360 km)

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Signet pilgrimage Via Baltica, © TMV

Route

360 km

Stages: 16 days In our hectic times, more and more people are looking for heavenly peace and divine inspiration. They find it in the liberating expanse of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Stages: 16 days In our hectic times, more and more people are looking for heavenly peace and divine inspiration. They find it in the liberating expanse of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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The Via Baltica, the Baltic Way of St. James pilgrims, stretches from the Baltic countries via Usedom, Rostock, Wismar, Lübeck, Hamburg to Bremen and Osnabrück and then continues as the Westphalian Way to Cologne. There it connects with the old pilgrimage routes through Belgium and France to Spain with the destination Santiago de Compostela.

The section through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern leads over 16 stages from Swinoujscie in Poland to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Everywhere one encounters signs of former godliness. Almost every village has a solid church, massive steeples define the silhouette of the towns, and even the once lofty monasteries bear witness to the faith in God of their builders.

In the carefully restored Hanseatic towns, the history of the country comes alive again. The University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald is the first on the way and already delights its guests at the city limits with the Eldena monastery ruins. In the Hanseatic city of Rostock, thick walls and deep moats bear witness to the fortified nature of the once mighty Hanseatic metropolis. The fact that the Middle Ages are alive becomes clear to everyone at the latest in the third Hanseatic city along the way. The layout of the Hanseatic City of Wismar, crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of years. And as before, three sky-high brick cathedrals tower over the city.

Outside the cities, one usually wanders far away from major roads through forests and meadows, rests by small lakes and catches a glimpse of the Baltic Sea in the distance. But the rural idyll also offers a lot more: In Lassaner Winkel, for example, pilgrims can discover more than 300 different medicinal and spice plants in the Papendorf scent and touch garden, take time out with a sound massage or experience old craftsmanship in the café of a weaving workshop.

The practice of hospitality, which is common in Spain, is also practiced on the northern German route in many parishes. Prerequisite is the presentation of the pilgrim's letter, which is issued at some point for a small fee or donation by all St. James societies.

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Protestant Church of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Via Baltica Publishing House

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City information Grevesmühlen

  • Kirchplatz, 23936 Grevesmühlen

City information Grevesmühlen

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City information Usedom

  • Bäderstraße, 17406 Usedom

The town of Usedom is an extremely charming town in the south of the Island of Usedom. It is very rich in history. The Anklamer Tor with the Heimatstube, the St. Mary's Church, the town hall, the castle hill invite our guests to stay.

Read more: "City information Usedom"
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  • Mollistraße, 18209 Bad Doberan

Tourist information and accommodation service - arrangement of vacation accommodation, organization of guided walks and city tours, information about events, etc.

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Tourist-Information Rostock

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  • Universitätsplatz, 18055 Rostock

First port of call for tourists in the heart of Rostock. Here you can plan your vacation in Rostock and Warnemünde.

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Tourist Information Wismar

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  • Lübsche Straße, 23966 Wismar

In Wismar you will find the right accommodation and suitable variety, whether museums, exhibitions, concerts, a variety of cafes and restaurants with outdoor terraces, colorful hustle and bustle on the boulevard, the maritime setting at the Old Port, all this makes Wismar a suitable destination on the Baltic coast. Wismar Tourist Information is open all year round for visitors to the city. Information, guided tours, souvenirs, advice on accommodation and much more is offered to the guest. Since 2014, the tourist information is located in the ensemble of buildings in Lübsche Straße 23.

Read more: "Tourist Information Wismar"
© Stadt Grevesmühlen

City information Grevesmühlen

  • Kirchplatz, 23936 Grevesmühlen

City information Grevesmühlen

Read more: "City information Grevesmühlen"
© Stadtinformation Usedom

City information Usedom

  • Bäderstraße, 17406 Usedom

The town of Usedom is an extremely charming town in the south of the Island of Usedom. It is very rich in history. The Anklamer Tor with the Heimatstube, the St. Mary's Church, the town hall, the castle hill invite our guests to stay.

Read more: "City information Usedom"
© Tourist-Information Bad Doberan

Tourist Information Bad Doberan-Heiligendamm

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  • Mollistraße, 18209 Bad Doberan

Tourist information and accommodation service - arrangement of vacation accommodation, organization of guided walks and city tours, information about events, etc.

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© Joachim Kloock

Tourist-Information Rostock

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  • Universitätsplatz, 18055 Rostock

First port of call for tourists in the heart of Rostock. Here you can plan your vacation in Rostock and Warnemünde.

Read more: "Tourist-Information Rostock"
© TMV/Gohlke

Tourist Information Wismar

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  • Lübsche Straße, 23966 Wismar

In Wismar you will find the right accommodation and suitable variety, whether museums, exhibitions, concerts, a variety of cafes and restaurants with outdoor terraces, colorful hustle and bustle on the boulevard, the maritime setting at the Old Port, all this makes Wismar a suitable destination on the Baltic coast. Wismar Tourist Information is open all year round for visitors to the city. Information, guided tours, souvenirs, advice on accommodation and much more is offered to the guest. Since 2014, the tourist information is located in the ensemble of buildings in Lübsche Straße 23.

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