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195km (national route) Jakobsweg or the Westphalian Jakobsweg via Bielefeld, Velen, Borken, Raesfeld and Wesel. The first mention of Jakobswegit is found in 1047 as "a path used from ancient times by pilgrims of St. James and Peter and Paul committed”. The goal was and still is the tomb of the apostle James in the Spanish city Santiago de Compestela.

The Jakobsweg However, it also extends to regions of Germany. In the western Münsterland hikers can walk and experience a piece of this path and history, among other things. The intermediate stations could hardly be more impressive: the imposing castle Velen or the late Gothic St. Walburga Church and Castle in Ramsdorf.

Who the course of Bocholter Aa follows, arrives at the moated castle Gemen and the Wallfahrts- und Tagungshaus Schönstatt-Au of the Sisters of Mary. Then it's not far to visit the imposing moated castle in Raesfeld and from there walk through the picturesque Renaissance zoo towards Wesel.



Long-distance hiking trail from Bielefeld to Wesel, 195km
Starting point: Old Town Nicolaikirche in Bielefeld


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