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Jakobsweg, Fulda to Trier

futurefjp

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Two things:

Firstly: I'm going to walk the section of the Jakobsweg from Fulda towards Trier from the start of Lent 2020. Flying to Köln on the 23rd February and setting off on Ash Wednesday. Last time I walked at Lent was in France and it was easy to find accommodation, even off season, but the few times I've tried Germany I've found myself quickly worrying about the cost of Gasthaus, etc: but I'm sure I'll find a way?

And secondly, does anyone in the UK, particularly Yorkshire (Harrogate, Leeds or York) walk the Camino routes and wish to meet up to share tall tales?
 

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Hi @futurefjp I haven't walked that way in Germany, but, just in case you don't know it here is a great site with lots of information http://www.deutsche-jakobswege.de/wege-uebersicht.html the way you are planning to walk is here: http://www.jakobswege-europa.de/wege/fulda-mainz.htm In the bottom right corner are some links to the local German amigos whose sites have also some information.

As for accommodation: I frequently asked in the local parishes if I could camp out in their parish center or similar. I carried a sleeping pad and was also otherwise self-sufficient. I was rarely turned down and have lovely memories of this 'impromptu' accommodations!

BC SY
 

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Hi @futurefjp I haven't walked that way in Germany, but, just in case you don't know it here is a great site with lots of information http://www.deutsche-jakobswege.de/wege-uebersicht.html the way you are planning to walk is here: http://www.jakobswege-europa.de/wege/fulda-mainz.htm In the bottom right corner are some links to the local German amigos whose sites have also some information.

As for accommodation: I frequently asked in the local parishes if I could camp out in their parish center or similar. I carried a sleeping pad and was also otherwise self-sufficient. I was rarely turned down and have lovely memories of this 'impromptu' accommodations!

BC SY
The one time I did this previously: over Christmas 2013, the same was true! Thanks for the reminder. I'll definitely pack my sleeping mat.
 

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Hello Futurefjp,
I am responsible for the final peace of the "Hessischer Jakobsweg" until you cross the Theodor-Heuss bridge between Wiesbaden and Mainz. If you need some assistance for accomodations between Frankfurt and Mainz, feel free to contact me. I would be also interested in some feedback that I would give directly to my fellow "camino godfathers".
 

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Hello @futurefjp
You might like to have a look at the Bonifatius Route as an alternative to walking the Jacobsweg from Fulda to Mainz. I walked this route as an extension of the Oekumenical Weg from Görlitz to Frankfurt am Main in Sept-Oct, 2019. The Bonifatius route spends less time in built up areas than the Jacobsweg. It is rural, in the woods and nature much of the time. It passes through a celtic archeological park near Glauburg . I found somewhere to sleep each night by introducing myself to people I met along the way, by enquiring at municipal offices and church offices.

The tourist office in Fulda suggested I follow the Bonifatius Route rather than the Jacobsweg. They gave me a water resistant strip map of the route. Information can be found here:


Guide book + credential

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Cheers
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Übersichtskarte_BonifatiusRoute.jpg
 
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The Bonifatius Route is also an interesting alternative, that is true. Many parts of the Hessischer Jakobsweg and Bonifatius Route share the same ways, the big exception is the city of Frankfurt. So if you are not interested in the only german skyline of international bank skyscrapers, the riverbanks of the Main and some other historical places in this city, then the Bonifatius Route is the better idea. Here is a link to the map:
https://www.rmv.de/c/fileadmin/docu...ain-Vergnuegen_Bonifatius-Route_Karte_ALT.pdf
My supported piece of the Jakobsweg between Hochheim and Mainz-Kastel and the Bonifatius Route is completely the same.
 
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futurefjp

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Hello @futurefjp
You might like to have a look at the Bonifatius Route as an alternative to walking the Jacobsweg from Fulda to Mainz. I walked this route as an extension of the Oekumenical Weg from Görlitz to Frankfurt am Main in Sept-Oct, 2019. The Bonifatius route spends less time in built up areas than the Jacobsweg. It is rural, in the woods and nature much of the time. It passes through a celtic archeological park near Glauburg . I found somewhere to sleep each night by introducing myself to people I met along the way, by enquiring at municipal offices and church offices.

The tourist office in Fulda suggested I follow the Bonifatius Route rather than the Jacobsweg. They gave me a water resistant strip map of the route. Information can be found here:


Guide book + credential

FAQ

Cheers
Lovingkindness
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Sounds like a plan!
 

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The Bonifatius Route is also an interesting alternative, that is true. Many parts of the Hessischer Jakobsweg and Bonifatius Route share the same ways, the big exception is the city of Frankfurt. So if you are not interested in the only german skyline of international bank skyscrapers, the riverbanks of the Main and some other historical places in this city, then the Bonifatius Route is the better idea. Here is a link to the map:
https://www.rmv.de/c/fileadmin/docu...ain-Vergnuegen_Bonifatius-Route_Karte_ALT.pdf
My supported piece of the Jakobsweg between Hochheim and Mainz-Kastel and the Bonifatius Route is completely the same.
I will definitely be in touch.
 

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Do let me know if you are coming this way. Would be glad to meet up with you and walk for a bit.
There are 3 churches in Frankfurt that might be worth your while to see as they were and are part of the Jakobsweg. The most important one is St. Leonhard's (built 1219) which just reopened after being closed since 2011. Under the original floor, they found what they believe was a chapel to St. James, and that the church today was built specifically to be a major stop for the Jakobsweg. Across the river walking the Alte Brücke is the Deutche Ordern church where you can get your pass stamped. You then head along the Main, walking through Niederad which has a St. Jakobs church. Eventually, you get to Höchst. Take the ferry across to St. Justinus, which is also a Jakobweg stop. This church was built in 850 and has a lot of its original architecture. This is where I get my 1st stamp before heading to Spain, etc.
 

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Do let me know if you are coming this way. Would be glad to meet up with you and walk for a bit.
There are 3 churches in Frankfurt that might be worth your while to see as they were and are part of the Jakobsweg. The most important one is St. Leonhard's (built 1219) which just reopened after being closed since 2011. Under the original floor, they found what they believe was a chapel to St. James, and that the church today was built specifically to be a major stop for the Jakobsweg. Across the river walking the Alte Brücke is the Deutche Ordern church where you can get your pass stamped. You then head along the Main, walking through Niederad which has a St. Jakobs church. Eventually, you get to Höchst. Take the ferry across to St. Justinus, which is also a Jakobweg stop. This church was built in 850 and has a lot of its original architecture. This is where I get my 1st stamp before heading to Spain, etc.
I will be following the Saint Boniface route I think, which doesn't bring me to Frankfurt, bit I will detour to Frankfurt as I've a "horse" to meet too.
 

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Maybe some dates that you would like to consider when you come to Frankfurt:

- March 17th at 19:00: Pilgrim regular's table at the punctum
Here you can meet German pilgrims from the Hessian St. Jakobusgesellschaft (St. James association) and other pilgrims sharing their experiences.
- March 19th at 18:30: Pilgrim service in the open church Mutter vom Guten Rat (Weinbergkapelle), Bruchfeldstraße 51, Frankfurt-Niederrad

I do not know whether this fits to your time schedule. Please let me know when you reach Mainz-Kostheim, maybe we can meet personally on that day.

Buen Camino!
 

futurefjp

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Maybe some dates that you would like to consider when you come to Frankfurt:

- March 17th at 19:00: Pilgrim regular's table at the punctum
Here you can meet German pilgrims from the Hessian St. Jakobusgesellschaft (St. James association) and other pilgrims sharing their experiences.
- March 19th at 18:30: Pilgrim service in the open church Mutter vom Guten Rat (Weinbergkapelle), Bruchfeldstraße 51, Frankfurt-Niederrad

I do not know whether this fits to your time schedule. Please let me know when you reach Mainz-Kostheim, maybe we can meet personally on that day.

Buen Camino!
I think I'll be too early for those dates, but thanks.
 

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I will be following the Saint Boniface route I think, which doesn't bring me to Frankfurt, bit I will detour to Frankfurt as I've a "horse" to meet too.
Hello @futurefjp
I have put together a simple resource covering aspects of my walk from Görlitz to Frankfurt am Main in 2019. There may be something useful in it for you. Included are the stages walked, overnighting possibilities and general bits of this and that along the Bonifatius Route (Fulda onwards).

Resource : https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/germany-görlitz-frankfurt-am-main-2019.746/ (log in to download)

Guten Weg, Pilger! Have a wonderful adventure.

Cheers
Lovingkindness
 

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A nice overview. A short remark, cheap hostels in Frankfurt can be found here:

 

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Finalising my plans. I hope to stay in Fulda Tuesday night and set off Wednesday. Not walked during Lent for a few years so I am a little frightened ... It's only February afterall. Reach out to me on the way if you can! I've everything I need in terms of equipment and commitment, but I know things can happen at this time of year which put a "fly in the ointment"...
 

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The weather is horrible here right now. Rain expected all week, with perhaps some snow on Thur. High winds this week too.
 

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The weather is horrible here right now. Rain expected all week, with perhaps some snow on Thur. High winds this week too.
I had that last year in Spain - La Mancha was extremely tough! Mental or mentally prepared I don't know?
 

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I have 0 % knowledge of this route. Will you/have you created a thread where we can follow your journey?

/BP
 

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Where should I sleep this evening in Fulda?
 

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The cheapest that I found ist the Jugendherberge:

Jugendherberge Fulda
Schirrmannstr. 31
36041 Fulda Neuenberg
Phone: 0661 73389

Should be around 34 Euros inclusive breakfast
 

futurefjp

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Hello @futurefjp
I have put together a simple resource covering aspects of my walk from Görlitz to Frankfurt am Main in 2019. There may be something useful in it for you. Included are the stages walked, overnighting possibilities and general bits of this and that along the Bonifatius Route (Fulda onwards).

Resource : https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/germany-görlitz-frankfurt-am-main-2019.746/ (log in to download)

Guten Weg, Pilger! Have a wonderful adventure.

Cheers
Lovingkindness
Did you sleep at Barmherzigen Schwestern vom hl. Vinzenz von Paul?
 

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The cheapest that I found ist the Jugendherberge:

Jugendherberge Fulda
Schirrmannstr. 31
36041 Fulda Neuenberg
Phone: 0661 73389

Should be around 34 Euros inclusive breakfast
Sounds a little pricy for me...

Isn't there a Kloster?
 

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Or the monastery in Fulda for some coins more:
Abtei Fulda
Sr. Gertrud
Benediktinerinnenabtei zur Hl. Maria
Nonnengasse 16
36037 Fulda
Tel. 0661/9024516
gastsein@abtei-fulda.de

It is 45 Euros there
 

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How about the Frauenberg Kloster?
 

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Officially at booking.com this is more than 100 Euros per day. I saw they have a german boyscout tent in the garden, but it seems not be available for sleeping there.
Franziskanerkloster Frauenberg
Am Frauenberg 1
36039 Fulda
Tel.: 0661 / 10 95-0
eMail: fulda@franziskaner.de
Web: www.kloster-frauenberg.de
 

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I have found this on a list of the Fränkische St. Jakobus-Gesellschaft

Some privat room that you have to call for: D. Stitz; 36039 Fulda; 0162-6502285, but I have no further info
 

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Hello @futurefjp
In Fulda there is a pilgerherberge at Abtei St. Maria. Contact the Sisters beforehand, by phone if you can.

Abtei St. Maria
Nonnengasse 16
36037 Fulda
Tel. 0661/9024516

Other places to enquire in Fulda:

Diakoniezentrum Fulda gGmbH:
Am Rosengarten 20
36037 Fulda

Caritasverband für die Diözese Fulda
Wilhelmsrasse 2
36037 Fulda
+49 661 24280

…. Yes, I stayed with the Barmherzigen Schwestern. It was a pleasure.

Cheers LK
 

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Hello @futurefjp
In Fulda there is a pilgerherberge at Abtei St. Maria. Contact the Sisters beforehand, by phone if you can.

Abtei St. Maria
Nonnengasse 16
36037 Fulda
Tel. 0661/9024516

Other places to enquire in Fulda:

Diakoniezentrum Fulda gGmbH:
Am Rosengarten 20
36037 Fulda

Caritasverband für die Diözese Fulda
Wilhelmsrasse 2
36037 Fulda
+49 661 24280

…. Yes, I stayed with the Barmherzigen Schwestern. It was a pleasure.

Cheers LK
Thanks for the advice, but I went to the Frauenberg Kloster...
 

futurefjp

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I start tomorrow. I'm sure I'll be OK? Time to eat and drink before showering and sleeping up on the Frauenberg.
 

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Do let me know if you are coming this way. Would be glad to meet up with you and walk for a bit.
There are 3 churches in Frankfurt that might be worth your while to see as they were and are part of the Jakobsweg. The most important one is St. Leonhard's (built 1219) which just reopened after being closed since 2011. Under the original floor, they found what they believe was a chapel to St. James, and that the church today was built specifically to be a major stop for the Jakobsweg. Across the river walking the Alte Brücke is the Deutche Ordern church where you can get your pass stamped. You then head along the Main, walking through Niederad which has a St. Jakobs church. Eventually, you get to Höchst. Take the ferry across to St. Justinus, which is also a Jakobweg stop. This church was built in 850 and has a lot of its original architecture. This is where I get my 1st stamp before heading to Spain, etc.
On Sunday I hope to be at the event being held in Frankfurt
 

futurefjp

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Do let me know if you are coming this way. Would be glad to meet up with you and walk for a bit.
There are 3 churches in Frankfurt that might be worth your while to see as they were and are part of the Jakobsweg. The most important one is St. Leonhard's (built 1219) which just reopened after being closed since 2011. Under the original floor, they found what they believe was a chapel to St. James, and that the church today was built specifically to be a major stop for the Jakobsweg. Across the river walking the Alte Brücke is the Deutche Ordern church where you can get your pass stamped. You then head along the Main, walking through Niederad which has a St. Jakobs church. Eventually, you get to Höchst. Take the ferry across to St. Justinus, which is also a Jakobweg stop. This church was built in 850 and has a lot of its original architecture. This is where I get my 1st stamp before heading to Spain, etc.
Is there anywhere to stay in Sachsenhausen?
 

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Now I'm in the ex-franziskaner on a sofa in a meeting room.
 

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And now a fly has landed on my ointment...

Tomorrow there is a pilgrims fair in Frankfurt being run by the Jakobus Hessen. It's on from 11 until 5. Vamonos 2020. It would be a good place to go to get a better plan of pilgerherbergen after Frankfurt towards Trier.

This means I can't really walk tomorrow as there is no way I'll be able to walk into Frankfurt in only two or three hours from my destination today. I may need to stay closer to Frankfurt or something ... Advice?

I may have to catch a train this evening.
 
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There is a place to stay in Gelnhausen so I will catch the train tomorrow and hook up with the people who are part of the Jakobus Hessen.

Gelnhausen is famous for its cider aka Apfelwein. I may sleep all afternoon and evening now because I'm tired from the bells in Salmünster and my rucksack is just too heavy with all the extras I was left this morning!
 

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It's in the Asylum House near the Marienkirche
 

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Sorry, I was not keeping up on your posts at all. Hope you have found a place to sleep tonight.
 

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I'm half way from Bad Vilbel to Höchst - where I hope to stop this evening. Is there anywhere there for pilgers? There is a Pfarrheim - what is one of these?
 

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A Pfarrheim is where the minister or priest lives. It is right next to the Justinus church. If you are following the Nidda river, it runs into the Main River in Höchst and you will see the Justinus church up on sort of a bluff, to your right. I don't know if there are any cheap places to stay in Höchst, but let me look. Request for info is posted on FB, so hope to have an answer for you soon.
 

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Didn't anyone you met in Frankfurt offer a couch to sleep on or give you an idea? There doesn't seem to be anything in Höchst that is budget. About 60€ is the cheapest, but we are still looking
 

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Didn't anyone you met in Frankfurt offer a couch to sleep on or give you an idea? There doesn't seem to be anything in Höchst that is budget. About 60€ is the cheapest, but we are still looking
No they didn't. They seemed at a loss to find a place in Höchst. A bit strange considering it is on the route they're using?
 

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Didn't anyone you met in Frankfurt offer a couch to sleep on or give you an idea? There doesn't seem to be anything in Höchst that is budget. About 60€ is the cheapest, but we are still looking
Germany is much more difficult than France, Spain, Portugal.
 

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Didn't anyone you met in Frankfurt offer a couch to sleep on or give you an idea? There doesn't seem to be anything in Höchst that is budget. About 60€ is the cheapest, but we are still looking
Some said Airbnb. The priest for Niederad couldn't help either. So much for solidarity?
 

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wow. Air bnb isn't that popular here.
No help from anyone so far. Höchst is place that is a bit different. Very pretty though.

There are several hostels in Frankfurt, so those are your best bet for tonight. A&O at Gallus Warte, 5 Elements and Frankfurt Hostel near the main station, and the Jugendherberge on the river.
 

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I'm going to ask a priest first. I don't wish to return to Frankfurt really.
 

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wow. Air bnb isn't that popular here.
No help from anyone so far. Höchst is place that is a bit different. Very pretty though.

There are several hostels in Frankfurt, so those are your best bet for tonight. A&O at Gallus Warte, 5 Elements and Frankfurt Hostel near the main station, and the Jugendherberge on the river.
Is there anywhere further on from Höchst?
 

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Hello Futurefjp,
I am responsible for the final peace of the "Hessischer Jakobsweg" until you cross the Theodor-Heuss bridge between Wiesbaden and Mainz. If you need some assistance for accomodations between Frankfurt and Mainz, feel free to contact me. I would be also interested in some feedback that I would give directly to my fellow "camino godfathers".
I need accommodation around Höchst this evening.
 

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There may be someone around the church, Höchst is still pretty catholic. If there isn't anyone at St. Justinus, walk 2 blocks to St. Josefs. It is usually open until 18:00 I think and there are always people there. There is a mass at St. Josefs at 19:00. Hostato Str. 12
 

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There may be someone around the church, Höchst is still pretty catholic. If there isn't anyone at St. Justinus, walk 2 blocks to St. Josefs. It is usually open until 18:00 I think and there are always people there. There is a mass at St. Josefs at 19:00. Hostato Str. 12
I timed it just about right! Now I'm a little further next to a Saint Bartholomew church in a village called Zeilsheim.

I must say the Hessen way is a bit fragmented. If I wasn't persistent I'd be screwed!
 

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Tomorrow Mainz ... Please connect with me if you have a place to stay. I'm too sore for a load of chairs!!IMG_20200301_154815.jpg
 

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Maybe you could try the Kolpingfamilie.
Holzstraße 19, 55116 Mainz, T: +496131 286880

Maybe they could help. My father was catholic and did use that network (before it was used to call so) to get along with some parts of his life. The Kolpingwerk is useful in many cases. Try it, maybe they can solve your problem of accomodation on your Jakobsweg.

Or you try your luck at the Katholisches Pfarramt St. Stephan, Kleine Weissgasse 12, open Mo -Fr 10 -12h and 15 -17h, there you can get a stamp, too. Maybe they can show you an accomodation.
 

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Good luck on your walk today.
 

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Good luck on your walk today.
Usually too expensive.
 

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Maybe you could try the Kolpingfamilie.
Holzstraße 19, 55116 Mainz, T: +496131 286880

Maybe they could help. My father was catholic and did use that network (before it was used to call so) to get along with some parts of his life. The Kolpingwerk is useful in many cases. Try it, maybe they can solve your problem of accomodation on your Jakobsweg.

Or you try your luck at the Katholisches Pfarramt St. Stephan, Kleine Weissgasse 12, open Mo -Fr 10 -12h and 15 -17h, there you can get a stamp, too. Maybe they can show you an accomodation.
I don't want to sleep on chairs again! I'm too old and, currently, in too much pain!
 

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Usually the Kolpingwerk can offer accomodation or can refer to a cheap place to sleep.
Hope you will find some reasonable place to stay for the night.
Do you have anyone you could correspond with on my behalf? My German is terrible and my broken teeth make me appear like a thug!
 

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Oh, sh*t, when did this happen?
Back before I left the UK. It's over now. When I go back to England I've to have some teeth removed and a denture fitted.
 

futurefjp

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The Way is swiftly becoming my reason for existence.
Just crossing the Rhine at Mainz! Woohoo
 

Shinobi42

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Camino de la Costa from Irun to Nueva 2018
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Signs are not that good visible in Mainz, just head for the Dom. The picture shows the Maaraue close to the mouth of River Main to River Rhine
 

Shinobi42

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When you reach Bingen, you should go to the Eiscafé Rialto in Neugasse 6. It offers the best italian ice cream in the whole region. My family and me are real addicts.
 

futurefjp

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The Way is swiftly becoming my reason for existence.
When you reach Bingen, you should go to the Eiscafé Rialto in Neugasse 6. It offers the best italian ice cream in the whole region. My family and me are real addicts.
Thanks, but ice-cream is something outside my budget for the day!
 
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