Pilgrimage in the province of Salzburg
A traditional journey in Lofer
Pilgrimages and pilgrimages were part of the tradition in Lofer in Salzburg's Saalachtal and have been cultivated for decades by locals and guests alike. This means visiting many pilgrimage sites and hiking a bit along numerous pilgrimage paths. Enjoy the beautiful nature, let yourself be inspired by the charming region and draw new strength for everyday life. Pilgrimages are liberating for body & soul and are not only undertaken for religious reasons.
A popular pilgrimage destination is the pilgrimage church Maria Kirchental in St. Martin near Lofer. It is located at the foot of the impressive Loferer Steinberge and can be comfortably hiked from the apartments Auer. Once at the top, the "Pinzgau Cathedral", as the church built in Baroque style is called by many pilgrims, the largest collection of votive images in Austria, the pilgrimage museum, the House of Reflection and the Kirchental Inn await you.
A beautiful section of the most famous pilgrimage trail, the "Jakobsweg", can be hiked in Lofer. The path leads you from Unken upstream at the Teufelssteg towards Lofer. From there you could hike even further into Tyrol, to Waidring. Worthwhile makes this route especially the idyllic hike along the Saalach, past the beautiful chapels in Reith and Au.