Walking tour "In the footsteps of the Peace of Westphalia
Hiking on the Westphalian Way of St. James
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Walking tour "Ways of the St. James Pilgrims in Münsterland
5 days | from 279,- €

Walking tour "Ways of the St. James Pilgrims in Münsterland

The Westphalian Way of St. James owes its origin to an old trade route. Merchants and traders used the road between Lübeck and Cologne for their business since the 12th century. Of course, pilgrims also travelled along it and left their mark on life along the way. Pilgrims' hostels in the most important towns offered accommodation on the often extensive pilgrimages. Today you can retrace the Westphalian Way of St. James in many areas. Our travel offer takes you from the Westphalian metropolis of Münster to the tranquil Werne an der Lippe - past palaces, castles, churches and wonderful landscapes.

The hiking trip at a glance

  • Hiking trip
  • Stage tour
  • from 4 nights / 5 days
  • incl. breakfast
  • from €279
  • Münster
  • Drensteinfurt
  • Ascheberg
  • Werne

Your itinerary For the hiking trip "Ways of the Pilgrims of St. James

Day 1

The historic Prinzipalmarkt in Münster The historic Prinzipalmarkt in Münster
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Arrival in Münster

The city of peace Münster looks back on an eventful past. The numerous historical buildings tell the story of the city. The many small and large churches are well worth seeing. In addition to the cathedral, it is also worth taking a look at the Überwasserkirche and the St. Ägidiikirche on Prinzipalmarkt.

A walk to the castle can be beautifully combined with a visit to the botanical garden and the Aasee lake. To round off the day, the numerous culinary delights in the restaurants and pubs will tempt you. Let yourself be surprised by the cuisine of Münsterland.

Day 2

The Aegidiikirche in the centre of Münster The Aegidiikirche in the centre of Münster
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Münster - Rinkerode (approx. 17 km)

The starting point of the walk is Domplatz in the heart of Münster. You should not miss a visit to the Peace Hall in the historic town hall.
On your way through Münster you will discover the Catholic parish church of St. Ludgeri, dating from the 12th century, and the Catholic parish church of St. Joseph (built in 1888 in neo-Gothic style). Slowly leave the city and hike through the green surroundings of Münster to the blue ribbon of the Dortmund-Ems Canal. Shortly after the canal, you will come across the beautiful Hiltrup Lake.
The Westphalian Way of St. James leads you through the Hohe Ward forest to the small town of Rinkerode near Drensteinfurt.

Day 3

Beautiful paths lead through the park landscape Beautiful paths lead through the park landscape
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Rinkerode - Herbern (approx. 16 km)

The new day offers a relaxed hike through the flat Münsterland. In Rinkerode, the Way of St. James leads past the Catholic parish church of St. Pancratius (built 1721-24) and then heads south towards Ascheberg-Herbern. Beautiful castles adorn the Way of St. James on this section.
First you pass the moated castle of Haus Borg with its avenues and baroque garden. Shortly before Herben, Haus Itlingen rises from its spacious park. The famous master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun gave the castle, which was already mentioned in the 14th century, the horseshoe shape it still has today in the 18th century, with two wings ending in round towers. The cosy district of Ascheberg-Herbern is your quarters for the night.

Day 4

A wide horizon accompanies your hike A wide horizon accompanies your hike
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Herbern - Werne (approx. 12 km)

The nearby Westerwinkel Castle is one of the highlights of the hike. Built in the 17th century on the site of a medieval castle, the castle is surrounded by a charming English landscape park. A walk around the castle always offers new perspectives.
Your hike on the Westphalian Way of St. James leads past the source of the Horne - a 13 km long tributary of the Lippe - on to Werne. The expansive landscape lies before you like a park. Stately farms alternate with fields and meadows. The charming town in southern Münsterland surprises with its historic centre. Around the market square, restaurants and cafés tempt you with culinary delights.

Day 5

The market place of Werrne The market place of Werrne
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Individual day in Werne and departure

Enjoy your last day in Werne. The town centre with the historic town hall, museums and market square as well as the attractive pedestrian zone make Werne an attraction for visitors.

Tip: A visit to Werne's brine bath is the perfect end to your hike.
Bathing with a beneficial effect has been a feature of life in Werne for almost 150 years. The brine bath offers a variety of elements for a relaxing stay, including a 560 m² water surface with six percent brine, as well as relaxation rooms, textile saunas and gastronomy.

We recommend using the train for the return journey. The journey time between Werne and Münster is approx. 31 minutes.

Services | Walking tour "Ways of St. James pilgrims in Münsterland

  • 4x overnight stay in good middle class hotels
  • 4x breakfast
  • Maps and information material
  • Tour description
  • Insurance certificate

Prices | Walking Tour "Ways of St. James Pilgrims in Münsterland

Prices per person

5 days | 4 nights

299,- € in a double room

399- € in a single room


If you book by 28.02.2022, you will receive an early booking discount of 20,- € per person in a double room on the prices listed.


Offer valid: 01.01.-31.12.2022 | Organiser: Münsterland e.V.

Information on the flat rate

  • The tour is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
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  • The General Terms and Conditions for Package Tours of Münsterland e.V. apply.

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