As I’m walking the sections of the Way of Saint James each year, I try to begin each new year at the point where I stopped previously. Last year I stopped in Nuremberg, so I will begin there this year.
From there, the Jakobsweg route runs southwesterly, through Oettingen, Ulm, and Ravensburg, skirting the plateau known as the Schwabian Alb. Then across Lake Constance, and again southwest to the ancient Benedictine abbey at Einsiedeln in Switzerland. This will be about 30 days walking with a rest stop in the major towns, about once a week.