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Lovely walk - but quite a bit of uphill

Glance at a map and this looks like a lakeside walk - but don't be fooled! There's a lot of height... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
rkc527
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Elizabeth R
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Glance at a map and this looks like a lakeside walk - but don't be fooled! There's a lot of height to be gained and that means there's quite a bit of uphill to be done (and downhill!). We walked it from St Wolfgang to...More

Thank rkc527
Reviewed 27 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...More

2  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 27 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...More

1  Thank Robyne S
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...More

2  Thank anitacurtis
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.

Thank Kay E
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...More

2  Thank DLSawbridgeworth
Reviewed 20 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...More

2  Thank profmum
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...More

Thank nakagoli
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Sim0nMcC
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...More

2  Thank Marcos T
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It is possible to walk the path in winter; however it will depend on the amount of snow. If you have good waterproof walking boots and good winter cloths it is a really great walk. The ferry does operate from St Gilgen in... More
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