Praha – Příbram – Klatovy – Kdyně – Všeruby 214 km
The Všeruby way runs from the church of St. James in the Old Town in Prague through pilgrimage sites on the Holy Mount, in Nepomuk and Klatovy to the border between the Czech Republic and Germany to the so-called Všeruby saddle, where it is followed by the East Bavarian Way (Ostbayerischer Jakobsweg). You will walk through a picturesque valley along the river Berounka, through Brdy andPlánická vrchovina to Podšumaví.
Starting at the Church of St. James the Greater, the so-called Všeruby Way runs from the centre of Prague to Bavaria. It follows the Vltava river to Zbraslav, with yet another Church of St. James next to the Zbraslav Chateau (a former burial site of Czech kings). From here, it continues west through forests and fields above the Berounka river valley towards the Karlštejn Castle, where Czech Crown Jewels used to be deposited. From Karlštejn, it turns south across Berounka and ascends to the part of the Brdy range called Hřebeny to the tramp settlement U Jezírka. From here, a turn-off leads to the Skalka pilgrimage site above Mníšek pod Brdy.
Leaving the forests, the way continues to the town of Dobříš with a Rococo chateau. Over the Kuchyňka hill in the Brdy range and through spruce groves, it arrives to the Svatá Hora u Příbrami pilgrimage site. From Svatá Hora with an overview of Brdy and Příbram with the Church of St. James, descend the covered stairs to the town and walk on through the green valley of the Litavka rivulet. From Příbram, walk uphill to the Vysoká village with a chateau and the museum of the composer A. Dvořák; there is even a Rusalka’s (Water-Nymph’s) pool by the path in the woods as a reminiscence of him.
The way wanders through several villages to Rožmitál pod Třemšínem, made famous by the diplomat Lev of Rosental and J. J. Ryba, a composer of Christmas carols. A hilly stage over Třemšín, one of the Brdy peaks, leads the pilgrim through forests and along ponds in the Pilsner Region to two Churches of St. James – one in Kasejovice and another in Nepomuk, where the martyr St. John of Nepomuk was born. Reaching the edge of Brdy, the way continues through far stretching beechwoods of the Plánické hills to the small town of Plánice, offering romantic forest settlements at the foothills of the Bohemian Forest all the way to Klatovy, a Rennaisance town rising to fame in the 16th century.
The route continues further through many villages with German and Jewish past to Kdyně, a former centre of textile industry near the Chodsko region. The way leads us over the Čepice hill to the German border and a pilgrimage site with the Church of St. Anna – Tanaberk, which was a Czech-speaking settlement in the German-speaking region at the times of the House of Habsburg. The Všeruby pass opens after gentle descend. From here, continue through Bavaria to the Danube region.