Walking St. James Way in Austria
Day 1: Individual arrival at Seekirchen on Lake Wallersee
Day 2: By train to Oberhofen – Eugendorf
By train you reach the border, where Salzburg’s Jacobs Trail starts. First you walk past soft green hills down to Lake Wallersee. Follow it to Eugendorf.
Day 3: Eugendorf – Salzburg
Distant mountains are greeting the pilgrim and pointing to the destination. A comfortable walk brings you downhill to Salzburg, where a wealth of churches and ecclesiastical monuments wait to be discovered. A detour to Maria Plain, a baroque pilgrim church towering high over Salzburg is worth the effort.
Day 4: Salzburg – Großgmain/Bad Reichenhall
Across the city you walk into the direction of mount Untersberg. At little town Großgmain you cross the German border to Rupert’s Winkl and afterwards you reach the Bavarian salt metropolis Bad Reichenhall.
Day 5: Bad Reichenhall – Unken
Today you follow the river Saalach back into the country of Salzburg. Past Lake Salzachsee you walk deeper and deeper into the mountains. The hiking path partly follows the river bank, sometimes wildly gushing through steep rock walls.
Day 6: Unken – Waidring/St. Ulrich
At first you follow the river Saalach into the widening valley around Lofer. The mountain village Lofer could retain the original charm. Inn front of you the steep rocks of mountain range Loferer Steinberge seem to scrape the sky. You cross on Strubpass into Tyrol.
Day 7: Waidring/St. Ulrich – St. Johann
According to route you walk on the dyke path to St. Johann or past Lake Pillersee and St. Jacob’s church to St. Johann.
Day 8: Individual departure
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