star pilgrimage in the Almtal valley
On the way to fairytale happiness
Through the area of Grünau i. Almtal there are 2 pilgrimage routes: the Via Maria and the Via Alm. On these paths we make a star-shaped pilgrimage to places of worship of Mary. We take an old fairy tale with us on the way. In these old stories you can find parallels to stories from the Bible but also to our own life paths!
Maybe we will find fairytale happiness in our lives!
In the 3 days we walk between 12 km and 20 km and cover up to 700 meters in altitude on asphalt, forest or hiking trails. You can expect fairy tales for the day, impulses, songs and information about churches, as well as silence and nature.
DAY 1: After the pilgrim soup, the path leads us along the Via Alm to the source and the chapel in the Seehaus.
DAY 2: We make a pilgrimage over "all mountains" to the pilgrimage church in Steyrling.
DAY 3: We make a pilgrimage out of the valley past the new "Maria am Weg" chapel to the village of Viechtwang.
- 2 nights
YOUR OWN ARRIVAL
We recommend arriving by train (Almtalbahn via Wels to Grünau im Almtal). The "Haus Steinwänd" is only a 5-minute walk from the Grünau im Almtal train station.
- Pilgrim accompaniment & hiking tour
- 2x return bus transfers
- 1x train journey
- 1x pilgrim soup
- 2x overnight stay with breakfast in the Pension Steinwänd in a double room or holiday apartment
This is how the star pilgrimage in the Almtal will take place:
Friday, April 16, 2021 - arrival day:
10:00 a.m. Arrival, welcome, check-in at "Haus Steinwänd" in Grünau im Almtal, (Steinwändt 1, 4645 Grünau im Almtal, only approx. 5 minutes walk to Grünau im Almtal train station)
11:00 Pilgrim soup at the inn "Die Almwirtinnen"
then a pilgrimage to the Almsee
5:45 p.m. dinner (restaurant still open)
Return by hiking taxi
Saturday 17th April 2021
Snacks can be bought on site.
Pilgrimage to Steyrling
Dinner in Steyrling - Inn "Kaiserin Elisabeth"
~ 6:00 p.m. return trip with hiking taxi
Sunday April 18, 2021
~ 9:00 a.m. pilgrimage to Scharnstein
Lunch at Gh Silmbroth
Return with the Almtalbahn railway to Grünau im Almtal (departure 3:42 p.m. stop Viechtwang / arrival 3:55 p.m. train station Grünau im Almtal)
END about 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 11th June 2021
Price per person based on double room
- Private pension including breakfast from € 251.-
- 3-star hotel incl. Breakfast from € 268.-
- 4-star hotel incl. Breakfast from € 412.-
All prices include € 2 tourism tax per night and person
Single room surcharge and half board surcharge on request!
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples