Salzkammergut - a hike from Saint Gilgen to Saint Wolfgang

Starting our tour in Saint Gilgen, we´ll walk along the northern shore of Lake Wolfgangsee. In the small village of Fürberg, we´ll meet the historical pilgrimage path of Saint Wolfgang, which starts in Regensburg and ends in Saint Wolfgang.

From here, the path leads up to the Falkenstein, a vertical rock that plunges into the lake. Seen from the water it is a majestic sight, and when walking up, we can feel the unique energy of this ancient place of power. At the very top, the bishop from Regensburg named Wolfgang once set up a small hermitage. But the life as a hermit wore very much on his strength, so he decided to leave the Falkenstein. At God's command, so the legend goes, he hurled his axe as far as he could down to the shore of the lake. Where it hit, he built a church and thus founded the new place of Saint Wolfgang.

The people of the Middle Ages were so impressed by his personality that he was canonized 70 years after his death, and Saint Wolfgang became the most important pilgrimage site in Central Europe.

We follow the historical pilgrimage route and can now decide whether we want to visit the Gothic winged altar by Michael Pacher in the pilgrimage church in Saint Wolfgang or rather enjoy a traditional dish in the well known restaurant Weißes Rössel. Best, both!

For getting back to our starting point in Saint Gilgen we´ll take the boat and cross the Wolfgangsee.


Meeting point: Hotel Post,  Mozartplatz 8, 2, 5340 St. Gilgen

Duration: aprox. 6 hours

Equipment: Strong footwear, sporty or hiking clothes, rain gear, drinks, refreshments

Recommended for children from 10 years, teenagers and adults

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