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Address: 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 did it in just under 4 hours. The beginning is flat and easy walking, mostly... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Elizabeth R
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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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 is quite steep in parts. Definitely wear sneakers. We wore gym clothes, since it was... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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27 reviews
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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 was well worth a visit. There were a number of shrines and stations of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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 have a breather (make sure you pick up the English version of the Pilgrim Path... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 the left of the main track before you reach the church (if coming from St... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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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 some stunning scenery and the walk was just challenging enough for the kids to enjoy.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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 you enter you find a huge boulder in the porch. this apparently fell from above... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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 took the ferry back. The walk takes about 3 hours, we are a pretty fit... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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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 not have any problems finding our way. Try to make it up the hill where... More 

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Maria Alm, Austria
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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.

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