Pilgrimage in Karavanke/Karawanken Geopark

Last week, on Monday the 21st of September the first pilgrimage in the context of the Ruritage project took place in the Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark.

Inspired by Role Models in Romania (Via Maria) and Spain (Camino de Santiago) life was brought back to the so called Hemmapilgerweg which was a once significant pilgrimage route where pilgrims climbed up to the Hemmaberg mountain.

22 young pupils and two teachers participated at the walk along fields, through forests, stopping at the church of Globasnitz, the archeological Pilgrimage Museum and finally at the St. Rosalia cave.

The Church of Globasnitz
St. Rosalia Cave

On the top of the mountain a walking map workshop was organized, inspired by our collegues in Plymouth. Participants collected some materials, objects that caught their eye on the way, and at the end, the exhibition containing the objects was displayed. The idea, to boost local pride by making the heritage of area more accesible wasdefintely fulfilled in this action.

Many thanks for all the support of the Ruritage team!