The Pilgrim's Way

The Pilgrim's Way, St. Wolfgang: Address, Phone Number, The Pilgrim's Way Reviews: 4.5/5

The Pilgrim's Way
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Richard894
Stratford Upon Avon13 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2020
Restful abd memorable. Recommended to experience the many faceted glories of Lake Wolfgang.a full afternoon in any season.
Written 7 January 2020
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Patricia B
Derby, UK302 contributions
Very steep up and down but it has to be done x
Dec 2019
Every time I go to St Wolfgang I do this walk.The walk by the lake at Reid is fabulous.Then steeply up and down through the woods to Gasthof Falkenstein .The reward was a lovely bowl of pumpkin soup
The walk has to be done especially as you then catch a boat back across the lake.
Written 12 December 2019
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R8011905
Cambridgeshire, UK160 contributions
Tired
Sep 2019
Lots of walking but very scenic. One part was very steep but the rest was fine. Great way to see the country.
Written 18 September 2019
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Mike A
Jersey, United Kingdom59 contributions
A great walk with great views but be prepared for a steep climb and wear the right footwear
Aug 2019
We walked this in about 3 hours with a welcome lunch at the Hotel & Gasthof Fuerberg - if you are walking from St Wolfgang to St Gilgen this is the only place to eat when descending down from the mountain before St Gilgen.

Many reviews did not highlight the toughness of the uphill starting and ending sections. You do not need to be super fit but you do need to be in fairly good health and be prepared for loosish terrain- loose gravel and rocks. DONT WEAR SANDALS! Once you have made the initial ascent of about 150 meters it is a relatively easy walk but the descent is also quite steep and on loose gravel.

Towards the end- from the St Wolfgang start - there is a church where you can ring the bell before you make your descent. Just before the church there is a sign to a viewing area 25 minutes away. Definitely take this for stunning views of Wolfgangsee but again be prepared for loose rocks and areas of steepness.
Written 21 August 2019
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CNS1307
Bhavnagar, India77 contributions
Very Scenic
Sep 2018
One of the finest & most serene moderate tracking route...overlooking the scenic Lake Wolfgangsee & the picturesque village of Wolfgang, truly a jewel of Salzkammergut region
Written 7 August 2019
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Rowdo
Brooklyn, NY125 contributions
Idyllic Walk
May 2018 • Friends
This was a very nice walk! Starting in St Gilgen, this path goes around the lake, up some (steeper than expected) hills, through the woods and then down to St Wolfgang. Very nice scenery and St Wolfgang offers a great stop for lunch when you get there. I took the ferry back to St Gilgen afterwards, so the hike + ferry made for a great afternoon.
Written 2 October 2018
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Linrob2012
York, UK34 contributions
Steep in places
Sep 2018 • Couples
Correct walking gear is advised. Surface is ok but steep in sections. No refreshment places on route.
Written 12 September 2018
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544jules
Birmingham, UK178 contributions
Well worth the effort
May 2018 • Couples
Lovely walk with great views of the lake and a beautiful little church only accessible by foot as a reward for the effort as there is quite a climb through the forest.
Written 6 July 2018
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poojabhardhir
Bengaluru, India300 contributions
Very Scenic but not easy at all in winter
Dec 2017 • Couples
This trek was recommended by the owner of the pension we stayed at. We started at St. Wolfgang and it was one of the best things we did on our 2 week trip to Austria in the last week of December 2017. The hike is not for people who are not used to walking uphill. It was pretty difficult for me and the weather in end of December made it even tougher. My husband who did the Everest Base Camp trek 2 months before this trip found it very easy so I guess it depends on person to person. If you are fairly fit and used to climbing, do not miss this for anything. The scenery is straight out of a postcard and if you want to experience one of the most beautiful places all to yourself with no selfie sticks coming at you, this is the kind of thing to do.
Written 28 January 2018
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Kathryn D
Arlington, MA241 contributions
Highlight of my entire vacation
Aug 2017 • Friends
Wow. Not only was this hike my favorite thing I did in the Salzkammergut, I genuinely think it was the most memorable experience of my entire two-week trip to Europe. I am so happy and grateful to have learned about it through TripAdvisor!

My friend and I took the Postbus from Salzburg to St. Gilgen, where we first stopped by the visitor’s center to pick up a trail map and use their public bathrooms before setting out. (There’s also a grocery store next door if you need to purchase a bottle of water.) Altogether, the hike itself took us approximately three hours, not including time spent at the Falkenkirche and a stop for lunch.

The first third of the hike is a gentle stroll through the town of St. Gilgen and along the lakefront. The views are absolutely magical and this is the closest the trail comes to the water, so it’s the best spot for taking pictures of the lake.

After an hour or so, the trail quite suddenly becomes extremely steep – this is by far the most difficult part of the hike. We paused several times along the way, but fortunately the ascent is only about 45 minutes of the hike as a whole, so it’s not terrible. At the top is the darling Falkenkirche, where we of course stopped to ring the bell in triumph and then enjoyed time for reflection and prayer.

It’s worth mentioning that the descent is also quite challenging, simply because it’s so, so steep. I ended up with cuts and calluses on the tips of my toes!

The remaining third of the hike is once again very mild and picturesque as it takes you through the town of Ried on to St. Gilgen. (By the way, if you’re hungry at this point like we were, the food at Gasthof Falkenstein is delicious, and the views from their outdoor balcony are unbelievable.)

The hike traditionally concludes at the Pilgrim’s Fountain outside of the church in St. Wolfgang – I’d certainly recommend ending there, as it’s a beautiful church!
Written 28 December 2017
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