Nature and Reflection

Andreas Staeger

  • Hiking tours to famous and unknown places of pilgrimage
  • Historical and modern pilgrimage sites
  • With maps and QR codes
ISBN: 978-3-03902-243-4
Cover: Paperback with flaps
Extent: 200 pages
Format: 14.5 cm x 22 cm
Colour photos
Available: 09/2024
Right sold: All rights available
33,00 EUR

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Contemplation and sights along picturesque paths

Pilgrimages are the most ancient form of touristic travel. In the past, people did pilgrimages for religious reasons, nowadays pilgrimage sites have become rewarding destinations from a secular perspective as well. For the path that leads to a pilgrimage site is just as important as its destination. Being on the road is not just recreational, a way to discover nature and cultural treasures, but also allows for contemplation and reflection.

The book presents 35 hiking tours that lead to picturesque pilgrimage sites. Some of them trace ancient pilgrimage trails, others follow less known yet breathtaking routes. Next to classical pilgrimage sites in Catholic regions some sites in Protestant areas are highlighted as well. Some of the pilgrimages may merely be of historical significance, as Reformation made them redundant, others however have attained their status in more recent times.

The book also presents two contemporary sacred buildings, the Botta chapel in Mogno TI and the Caplutta Sogn Benedetg by Peter Zumthor in Sumvitg GR, both of which have become internationally renowned »pilgrimage destinations« for architecture lovers.

Andreas Staeger: is a journalist and passionate hiker. He is author of several hiking guides. His hiking reports are published in various magazines and newspapers.