The year 2010 is an another so-called ‘ Holy year ‘. Pilgrims on the way of St. James up to 70% more pilgrims than in the previous year the Compostelan Holy year always then celebrated, if July 25, which is the name day of St. James the Apostle, on a Sunday. (A valuable related resource: Forbes ). The next Holy year will be first again 2021.
And because the Holy Year pilgrims around the world is something very special, it is on the main route, the Camino Frances, to a new phenomenon: the Pilgrim Polonaise. Since Hape Kerkeling with his book I’m away”has encouraged millions of German hikers to the pilgrims, increasing the annual number of pilgrims on steadily by approximately 10% per year. In this Holy year 2010 expected about 150,000 pilgrims on the Camino alone with an increase of up to 70% compared to the previous year 2009, in which de Santiago in Spain, on the traditional Jakobusweg, were on their way. As an alternative to the main route, there is the possibility the auxiliary routes, to make the pilgrimage of the Camino via de la Plata or the Camino del Norte. Here, the infrastructure is not so well but for that one can hear the Pilgrim’s way and feel also in the Holy year. Who would like to do not even on the road, has the opportunity, the 1000 km on the 1000th way”to live in the eponymous book by the Publishing House of Camino. The author Werner Jakob already reported every day of his six-week journey to Santiago de Compostela, where he was accompanied by a mysterious Spanish pond with humor and emotion. 1000 kilometres towards 1000th”paperback 263 pages with 66 photos published by Camino live under the ISBN 9783000239700 at the price of price EUR 14.90. For more information, see or in bookstores.