Schutterwald - Kehl / Strasbourg
SCHUTTERWALD - Schutter/Rohrburger Mühle - Müllen - B36 – Jakobus cross - Pierre Pflimlin Bridge - Rhine dam - weir - nature trail - Rhine bank - KEHL
Total: approx. 22 km
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Starting point of this stage is the Jakobuskirche (St. Jakob church with Jakobus Memorial Stone) in the centre of Schutterwald (151 m).
We follow the Hauptstraße (main street) in westerly direction until the end of the village - pass the district road and the football stadium and turn right before the forest. Along the edge of the forest after approx. 1 km turn left into the forest - between Rohrburger Mühle (on the right) and the village of Müllen (on the left) we cross the Schutter river - after approx. 50 m we continue around a farm then in westerly direction to the B36. We cross this road, keep left for approx. 50 m and then turn right into the forest.
At a crossroads (in the forest) we come across a Jakobus cross built in 1997. From there turn right to the L98 - the connecting road to France, which has to be crossed. We walk along this road (approx. 1 km) to the river Rhine - turn right there and walk north along the Rhine.
After approx. 800 m we change to the parallel path in the forest (approx. 2.5 km) - pass the boat site to a gate, then turn right to the Rhine dam (with a view of the village of Marlen, where the Landgasthof Ochsen or the Hotel/Restaurant Wilder Mann invite you to a leisurely stop). Back on the Rhine dam, head towards Kehl - past the weir/fish ladder to the right and then immediately left again along an interesting nature trail to the banks of the Rhine.
We cross a magnificent park along the Rhine to the "Passerelle des deux Rives" - the connecting bridge to France - and the connection to the Alsatian Jakobus pilgrim trail, which continues to the left of the Rhine (see pilgrim guide "Der Jakobsweg im Elsass" by Ursula and Heribert Kopp).
You will find the Jakobusstein 300 m south of the Passerelle.