Sunday 14th July 2019

Holy Places Visited

  • Johanneskirche [“John’s Church”], Burgthann
  • Church, Hausheim
  • Chapel, near Berg

Distance Travelled

Approximately 13½ km (8½ miles)


Revisited the local church dedicated to Saint John, where the Gemeindefest: Ich Bin Wir [“Local Community Festival: I Am We”] was taking place, complete with a big marquee and food stalls.

I then walked towards the village of Schwarzenbach, joining the towpath along the Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanal. This canal is now mostly disused, but once joined the Rhein (Rhine), Main and Donau (Danube) river basins. There was a village fête going on and a traditional canal boat giving short boat trips.

I continued on through the Bavarian countryside to a beautiful church in the village of Hausheim. I then visited a small chapel on my way to a campsite on the outskirts of the town of Berg bei Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, which literally translates as “Mountain near New Market in the Upper Palatinate”. Here I planned to rest for some days.