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Via Porta – ecumenical pilgrimage route Volkenroda – Waldsassen

German Federal Environmental Foundation


In 2011, the project “Via Porta – the potential of cultural landscapes, environment and spirituality: Impulses for environmental communication.  A project initiated in the landscape ‘Ecumenical pilgrimage route from Volkenroda in Thuringia to Waldsassen in Bavaria’” was initiated. It was carried out by the CGL and sponsored by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).

The project opens up the manifold potential and the landscape regions along the Via Porta scientifically, to develop an informative proposal for walks. Among the main themes are:

  • Cultural landscape
  • Nature and environment
  • Sacred landscape
  • History and the present

One outcome of the project is that the VIA PORTA is now available digitally as an interactive e-book. Here you can download the individual stages as a PDF (German). Foreword, Introduction, Stage 1 etc.

Foreword
Introduction
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
Stage 6
Stage 7
Stage 8
Stage 9
Stage 10
Stage 11
Stage 12
Stage 13
Stage 14
Stage 15
Stage 16
Stage 17
Stage 18
Cover Publikation Workshop "Via Porta - Umwelt, Spiritualität, Tourismus"
Cover Broschüre Workshop "Zu den Qualitäten klösterlicher Kulturlandschaften"
Cover Broschüre Workshop "Via Porta - Umwelt, Spiritualität, Tourismus"

Workshops

Several workshops with varying participants on networking, on information gathering and on the developement of the Via Porta were held during the course of the project. These publications on the workshops are available:

  • Hansjörg Küster und Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn (Hg.), Zu den Qualitäten klösterlicher Kulturlandschaften. Geschichte, Kultur, Umwelt und Spiritualität
    CGL-Studies, vol. 20, Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München, München, 2014

  • Workshop Zu den Qualitäten klösterlicher Kulturlandschaften. Geschichte, Kultur, Umwelt und Spiritualität, funded by the Klosterkammer Hannover
    10.-12. April 2012, Wöltingerode (download brochure)

  • Workshop Via Porta - Umwelt, Spiritualität, Tourismus, funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (download brochure)
    16.-17. Oktober 2013, Kloster Volkenroda

The Via Porta

The ecumenical pilgrimage route Via Porta  was opened in 2010. It connects the former Thuringian Cistercian monastery Volkenroda, into which new life was breathed by an ecumenical evangelical community after the “wall” came down in 1989, with the abbey of Cistercian nuns in Waldsassen, Bavaria. Waldsassen was founded by monks from Volkenroda about 900 years ago. Both monasteries are united by a common history.

The over 300-km-long route of the Via Porta takes one through regions of landscape and settlement such as the Thuringian Forest and the Fichtel Mountains. The route traverses the federal states of Thuringia and Bavaria as well as briefly entering the Czech Republic.