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Via Jacobi in switzerland


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i am planning to walk the swiss route ( via jacobi) in summer 2010. I would like to find out where in switzerland i can obtain the pilgrim's passport ( Credencial). is there a chance i can get it by post?
by the way, I want to start the via jacobi from einsiedeln. is there a pilgrim office there where i can get the passport ?
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Hi Manosge,

You can order the credential here:

Deutsch (german) Tel. +41 (0)76 319 45 66

Französisch (french)
commande de crédentials Tel. +41 (0)22 776 12 08

Alternatively, you can order one from any national organisation, eg CSJ.

Also, check out this website -, it has a lot of useful information, including a very good list with accommodation.

And there isn't a specific pilgrims office in Einsiedeln, but you can go to the office at the monastery (entrance in the courtyard to the right of the main portal). There you have to ring the bell, and one of the padres will give you a stamp. I'm quite sure that they don't sell/ issue credentials.

Please let me know if you need any other info, I grew up just next to Einsiedeln. I'm actually going to walk from Einsiedeln to Geneva this summer as well.


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