The Way of St. James: European Identity and Global Appeal

I. Compostela Group of Universities’ Students workshop
Universität Regensburg, Germany, 31st July to 5th August 2017

(updated 16.3.2017)

Part 1: Seminar: The Way of St. James: European Identity and Global Appeal
Sunday, July 30
Arrival of participants; Welcome dinner in the evening
Monday, July 31
09.30 h Opening
10.00 h The Way of St. James: History and significance
Francisco Singul (Xacobeo, Santiago)
11.30 h Break
11.45 h The founding documents of the veneration of St. James and the pilgrimage to Santiago
Adeline Rucquoi (Centre de Recherches Historiques Paris)
13.15 h Welcome by Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel, President of the University of Regensburg; Lunch break
15.00 h Round Table: Spirituality and corporeality on the route to Santiago
(Singul, Rucquoi, Herbers)
18.30 h Regensburg and Spain: A guided tour through the historic city center of Regensburg
Hubert Pöppel (University of Regensburg)
Tuesday, August 1
09.30 h St. James represented in art
Michael Scholz-Hänsel (University of Leipzig)
11.00 h Break
11.15 h Travel journals of the Way of St. James
Klaus Herbers (Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen)
12.45 h Lunch break
14.30 h Round Table: The Way of St. James in art and literature
(Scholz-Hänsel, Herbers, Singul, Pöppel)
18.00 h Cine Jacobeo (St. James Way in film)
Pedro Alvarez (University of Regensburg)
Wednesday, August 2
09.30 h European influence in Galicia and Spain due to the Way of St. James
José Miguel Andrade (Universidad de Santiago)
11.00 h Break
11.15 h The Way of St. James and the interreligious dialogue
Erik Eynikel (University of Regensburg)
12.45 h Lunch break
14.30 h Round Table: European and global significance of the pilgrimage to Santiago
(Andrade, Eynikel)
18.00 h Transfer (by bus) to Berghaus Hohen Bogen

Part 2: Crossing borders on the Way of St. James between Bohemia and Bavaria; Tour guide: Pedro Álvarez Olañeta
Thursday, August 3: Day one: Böhmerwald/Bohemian Forest (Czech Republic) –
guide: Tomáš Jindřich
- Transfer from Hohen Bogen to Staňkov (visit to St. James Church)
- Transfer to Chudéňice und visit to Bolfánek chapel
- Hike to Lázeň Palace and visit to Bezpravovice.
- Transfer to Kdyně (lunch at Koráb cabin)
- Transfer to Všeruby und visit to St. Anna pilgrimage church on Tanaberk
- Hike from Všeruby to Eschlkam
- Dinner in beer garden „Zur Post“ und transfer to Hohen Bogen
- Overnight stay in Hohen Bogen
Friday, August 4: Day Two: Bayerischer Wald /Bavarian Forest (Germany) -
guide: Josef Altmann
- Transfer to Leminger Höhe and hike along the „Art Trail“ to Neukirchen beim Heiligen Blut
- Visit to the Franciscan monastery and lunch in Neukirchen
- Hike to Hohen Bogen
- Visit to NATO listening posts
- Barbecue and overnight stay in Hohen Bogen
Saturday, August 5: Day Three: Along the Danube to Regensburg -
guide: Renate Möllmann
- Transfer to Wörth an der Donau and Bach (visit to the castle and the wine museum)
- Lunch at Bach an der Donau
- Hike along the Danube to Walhalla memorial
- Boat trip on the Danube from Donaustauf to Regensburg
- Break in St. Katharinen Spital beer garden
- Visit to Schottenkirche (St. James church) and welcome by Domvikar Andreas Albert
- Farewell dinner at restaurant Tapas
Sunday, August 6: Departure