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Professional guides are accompanying pilgrims
Walking long distances pilgrims experience culture and history along the way and at the same time reflect their social and emotional situation and develop spiritually. If they search accompaniment, it requires experienced guidance by thoroughly trained pilgrim guides. These guides accompany individual pilgrims or groups practically and spiritually and convey the fascination of pilgrimage. Guidance needs a profound knowledge of pilgrim routes and cultural heritage. Moreover pilgrim guides must have educational and social skills, as they are acting as adult educators.