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The Pilgrim's Way

St. Wolfgang, Austria
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Highlight of our Salzkammergut trip!

We stayed in St Gilgen and hiked from our hotel to St Wolfgang. We are fairly fit (mid 30's) and... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Elizabeth R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walking in the Footsteps of Pilgrims

We walked to St Gilpin via the Pilgrims Pathway. It was an attractive walk through the country side... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Robyne S
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed in St Gilgen and hiked from our hotel to St Wolfgang. We are fairly fit (mid 30's) and did it in just under 4 hours. The beginning is flat and easy walking, mostly shaded, around the lake Then the path turns inland and...More

1  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We walked to St Gilpin via the Pilgrims Pathway. It was an attractive walk through the country side and lead us up to a chapel built into the hillside. The healing water looked a bit manky so we gave that a miss but the church...More

1  Thank Robyne S
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Don't be fooled by the idea that this is a "family walk"! You need to be fit to get up the very steep pilgrim path (particularly for seniors) but it is really worth the effort... Interesting information along the way, gives you an excuse to...More

2  Thank anitacurtis
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Not the easiest of walks, a stiff climb and some loose chippings on downhill. Also if you go to visit view points etc on way it is through a wood with uneven surfaces so boots would be a better option than trainers.

Thank Kay E
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a pleasant and relatively easy walk although stout shoes or walking boots are strongly advised because of the shale track surface. The church is fascinating - and, to me, always feels slightly eerie ! A very worthwhile option is the signposted path to...More

2  Thank DLSawbridgeworth
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Took the family on this hike, specially to stop off at the church to ring the bell, light a candle and admire the view. Finished off with a late lunch at the Fuerberg and took the ferry back to St Wolfgang. Beautiful way to see...More

2  Thank profmum
Reviewed 20 July 2016

the main problem with this attraction is the fact that it is relatively difficult to reach. whether from st wolfgang or st gilgen, the climb over the falkenstein cliff is difficult. ok, it may be great as a penance! the church is pretty and when...More

Thank nakagoli
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We walked this trail twice, only because the weather for the week we were in St Wolfgang was very poor so it ruled out hiking any higher in the mountains sadly. We walked from St Wolfgang to St Gilgen, had lunch in St Gilgen then...More

Thank Sim0nMcC
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Did the Pilgrims Way hike from St Gilgen to St. Wolfgang. Amazing experience which I totally recommend to anybody who happen to be in the area and who is of reasonable fit. The route from St Gilgen towards St. Wolfgang was well signposted, and did...More

1  Thank Marcos T
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Unfortunately the path is not well marked - it may be a good idea to get a map at the tourist office and have them explain how to find it.

1  Thank immersonntags
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Have just been reading about the hike from St Gilgen through to St Wolfgang. Would this be possible to walk this route in winter (late Dec), or is that unrealistic, due to weather? We are a family of 2 adults and 2x 14 year olds from NZ (not used to having snow around, although we are fit, used to walking although not mountain climbing!). And is there a website about the ferry from St Gilgen to St Wolfgang (not sure if this operates in winter?). Thanks
2 March 2017|
Response from 1100CB |
It is possible to walk the path in winter; however it will depend on the amount of snow. If you have good waterproof walking boots and good winter cloths it is a really great walk. The ferry does operate from St Gilgen in... More