The Oberstrasse

(The Upper Road)


Introduction

Welcome to a website for the Oberstrasse route of the Camino Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage. This is one of the two main camino de santiago pilgrimage routes going through Germany. Despite the name, the route gets its name from the fact that it is more northern (upper in the country) than the Niederstrasse.

This is the route which starts in Prague and goes via Konstance and then Geneva to Le Puy. The Oberstrasse is the part of the route from Tillyschanz at the Czech/German border, through Nürnberg (Nuremberg) to Konstanz at the Swiss/German border, i.e. the part of the route inside Germany. After this it becomes the Jacobsweg through Switzerland and then the Via Gebennensis when going through the north east of France.

I walked the part of this route from Nürnberg to Ulm in late 2004.

The comments in the place descriptions below are my own personal and subjective impressions of the places I visited. They reflect my own likes and dislikes and they should be treated accordingly when read.



The Route

The figure before the place name is the distance from the previous place.

Distance Name Comment
0 Nürnberg

6 Ludwig-Donau-Main Kanal

Not an actual place but part of the route.

4 Worzeldorf

5 Kornburg

3 Neuses

2 Schwarzach

5 Schwabach

5 Haag

3 Kammerstein

2 Mildach

4 Abenberg

4 Dürrenmungenau

3 Beerbach

2 Pflugsmühle

2 Wernfels

1 Theilenberg

5 Kalbensteinberg

2 Igelsbach

2 Geiselberg

3 Brombach

8 Gunzenhausen

11 Gnotzheim

2 Spielberg

4 Markt Heidenheim

5 Hohentrüdingen

4 Hüssingen

4 Wornfeld

5 Oettingen

4 Heuberg

3 Maihingen

4 Birkhausen

3 Wallerstein

2 Ehringen

6 Nördlingen

7 Albuch Denkmal

1 Hürnheim

1 Burgruine Niederhaus

4 Christgarten

7 Hohlenstein

2 Maria Buch Wallfahrtskapelle

2 Kloster Neresheim

1 Neresheim

5 Auernheim

3 Fleinheim

7 Maria Schnee Kapelle

1 Staufen

7 Giengen An Der Brenz

6 Hürben

5 Bettelmansgrab

3 Stetten

4 Lindenau

3 Setzingen

4 Nerensetten

7 Osterstetten

2 Albeck

6 Oberelchingen

4 Thalfingen

8 Ulm

7 Grimmelfingen

7 Erbach

4 Donaurieden

4 Oberdischingen

2 Ersingen

2 Risstissen

5 Niederkirche

2 Untersulmetingen

3 Obersulmetingen

4 Schemmerberg

6 Äpfingen

4 Laupertshausen

3 Mettenburg

5 Biberach

5 Reute

3 Grodt

3 Muttensweiler

1 Steinhausen

6 Winterstettenstadt

18 Bad Waldsee

2 Frauenburgkapelle

6 Gwigg

4 Köpfingen

9 Weingarten

6 Ravensburg

15 Brochenzell

2 Furatweiler

5 Unterteuringen

3 Leimbach

5 Markdorf

8 Braitenbach Kapelle

3 Meersburg

10 Konstanz



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