In the Footsteps of Pilgrims
Discover a sense of inner peace as you encounter cultural gems and unique natural settings during your personal pilgrimage through the region. Whether on foot or by bicycle, experience a spiritual journey tailored to your personal tastes. Local pilgrimages are held regularly in the Tennengau. Meanwhile, the major pilgrimage ways lead you for hundreds of kilometers across the length and breadth of SalzburgerLand.
These pilgrimage ways and pilgrimages await you
Pilgrimages in SalzburgerLand
During your pilgrimage, either alone or as part of a group, hike to some of the most beautiful places in the Tennengau. The two most famous pilgrimage destinations and churches in Tennengau are the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Dürrnberg in Hallein and the Pilgrimage Church in Sankt Jakob am Thurn in Puch.
Information about worship services and pilgrimages is available from local tourist offices. Further inspiration for your pilgrimage may be obtained from the Salzburg Archdiocese.
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Famous pilgrimage ways lead you through the Tennengau
Follow the footsteps of Salzburg’s church history and embark on a 1.200 kilometre long circular hiking trail in SalzburgerLand. On the numerous stages you will encounter innumberable scenic and historical highlights in the Tennengau region. The Arno hiking guide and further information abount the former archbishop Arno can be found at www.arnoweg.com.
The pilgrim way of St. James in Salzburg takes you in 4 stages over almost 100 kilometers from Frankenmarkt in Upper Austria to the Pass Strub on the border with Tyrol. Trained pilgrimage companions offer guided individual pilgrimages. In the Tennengau region you can find an approach route from St. Jakob am Thurn in Puch. Find here more information on the way of St. James in Salzburg!
Join in when in July a guided pilgrimage leads you from Salzburg Cathedral to Tamsweg or embark yourself on a private pilgrimage. The Leonhardsweg will take you in 5 to 6 days on 130 kilometres through SalzburgerLand, always heading to the final destination of the Church of St. Leonhard in Tamsweg. www.leonhardsweg.at
St. Rupert Pilgerweg
The St. Rupert pilgrimage trail takes you around 110 kilometres form St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee through Tennengau region to Bischofshofen. The hike across Lammertal will take around 5-6 days. At the end of the pilgrimage you can see the Rupertus Cross in the Church of Buchberg in Bischofshofen, the largest still preserved metal cross from the first christian millenium. www.pilgerwege.at
Set out on a personal pilgrimage through SalzburgerLand and slow down the pace of your life in the course of your unhurried hikes. Countless natural wonders, including waters of awe-inspiring beauty, serve as inspirational sources of renewal.
Learn more about the pilgrimage ways in Austria and, during your journey, discover the earthly joys of the Tennengau region. Along the route, refreshing bodies of water and Kneipp-therapy stations will further invigorate you for the upcoming stages.
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Overview of all communities
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