‘I’m off then’, as entertainer Hape Kerkeling said when he packed his seven bags and set off on the Way of St. James. His destination was Santiago de Compostela, and just like him, thousands are drawn to the capital of the independent region of Galicia every year. After Rome and Jerusalem it is one of Christianity’s most important pilgrimage sites. Sights such as the famous cathedral with the burial place of St. James the Great are part of this heritage.
But Santiago de Compostela is not only a pilgrimage site for the faithful. Holiday-makers who are not necessarily looking for enlightenment have also discovered the city. The picturesque alleys of the historic centre with their typical granite buildings are the perfect place to take a walk through the city’s impressive history. The Old Town boasts one of the most attractive built environments in Europe and is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Active vacationers in the region will also get their money’s worth – on walks along the rivers Deza and Ulla as well as on golf courses with a wonderful view of the Atlantic.
With the start of the summer timetable Lufthansa will be always flying from Frankfurt (FRA) on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from Munich (MUC) on Sundays to the Aeropuerto de Santiago (SCQ).