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Camino de Santiago Austria Vienna - Purkersdorf Purkersdorf - Ried Ried - Würmla Würmla - Herzogenburg   Sankt Andrä   Herzogenburg monastery Herzogenburg - Göttweig Göttweig Göttweig - Maria Langegg Maria Langegg Maria-Langegg - Melk Castle ruin Aggstein Melk Melk - Maria Taferl   Artstetten   Maria Taferl Maria Taferl - Ybbs Persenbeug   Ybbs an der Donau Ybbs - Neustadtl Neustadtl - Zeillern Zeillern - St. Pataleon St. Pantaleon - Enns Enns
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Wegkreuz bei Würmla

We follow the signs and leave Würmla on the road in northern direction. Here after this cross we turn left towards Diendorf. After the boundary post 0.8 km we turn left - as described in the guide. A small sign also shows the way.

das grüne Haus

After the green house, at the end of the hollow way, you meet the route of the new high-speed railway Vienna - Salzburg. This was not yet included in my guide (5th edition). So you walk about 100m to the left, then follow a yellow arrow to the right and use the underpass under the railway.

Jakobswegzeichen

Soon after the railway underpass you will see the calming panel with the scallop on the left.

Brücke über den Perschling Hochwasserkanal

We come to the main road, turn briefly left, cross the road following a sign and walk past a few houses. Then we are unsure for a moment until we see a yellow sign on a pole in the distance and go straight on (slightly right) to the dam of the Perschling flood channel. We walk along the dam for a long time until we reach a bridge (picture), where a small panel calms us down again.

Walking over the bridge we come to Langmannersdorf.

Langmannersdorf

The path is well marked. After Langmannersdorf we follow a power line slightly uphill and finally into a forest where we find a resting place.

Rastplatz für Jakobspilger Tafel beim Jakobspilgerrastplatz

Pilgrim stop here for a rest
and be in the forest our guest.

Mitte von Niederösterreich

We leave the forest and come near the geographical centre of Lower Austria.

Nepomukstatue in St. Andrä

Since the official marking of the Way of St. James, the route has been led via St. Andrä. The detour is worthwhile if you want to visit the church. We took the shorter way described by Lindenthal.
We visited the former monastery St. Andrä on another occasion. In St. Andrä there is an information board at the statue of Nepomuk about the former monastery, today a home for the elderly.
Click on the sign, there is a link to the monastery!

Schild St. Andrà

Turm von Herzogenburg in der Ferne

On the Lindenthal path we soon see the tower of Herzogenburg Abbey in the distance.

Oberwinden

At first the trail leads us with a small detour (but on quiet side roads) via Oberwinden (picture) to the Traisen.

For the way from the Traisen to the bridge we had to take several attempts despite intensive reading of the guide and map studying.

Nepomuk Statue auf der Brücke über die Traisen bei Herzogenburg

This Nepomuk stands on the bridge over the Traisen, shortly before Herzogenburg.

Herzogenburg

We arrive in Herzogenburg at noon. Here we are on the way to the monastery.

After the visit to the monastery in the afternoon, the pilgrim's day ends with a visit to a Heurigen (wine tavern).

Muschelsymbol

directly to Herzogenburg Abbey