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The section of the Austrian Jakobsweg (Way of st James) from Göttweig to Melk was the first to be marked. In some places, steles have been erected with the strangely esoteric retreats of Paulo Coelho (author of "On the Way of St. James"), taken out of context. The money would have been better spent on marking the Way of St. James throughout Lower Austria. And why have the signs of St. James' Way been reinvented once again? But you can see them well, they are where you need them, and they give reasonable indications of time.

Gerhard und Vreni in Furth

Here we are standing happily in Furth, at the foot of the Göttweiger Berg. The sun is laughing and its laughter will intensify very, very much during the day. We expect temperatures of over 30 degrees.


Furth

They're digging up in Furth. That doesn't bother me. We go through the cellar alley to the Zellergraben
When I look for the sign "Zellergraben", a man immediately offers me help and also apricots as food for the journey. Thanks!


Zellergraben

The Zellergraben (zeller ditch) is not only called that, it is also one. Impressive loess walls provide cool shade. The loess nourishes the vines, which thrive magnificently above it


Weingärten

Soon the path leads through the vineyards.


Göttweig

It's worth taking a look back. Göttweig Abbey is resplendent on the Austrian Monte Casino.


Mautern

The Roman town of Mautern is reached after just under an hour.


St. Stephan in Mautern

The originally gothic parish church of St. Stephan shines in a baroque dress. In the foreground a Roman wall (with the exception of the fire station).


Interior view Stephanskirche in Mautern

The gothic choir in the interior of the Stephanskirche is still clearly visible.

Der Hl. Nepomuk in der Stephanskirche in Mautern
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St. Nepomuk on the left side welcomes us.

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My Nepomuk collection is happy about a new addition.


Mauterndorf

Mauterndorf is reached after a short stretch of road.


Brücke über den Mauternbach

The bridge over the Mauternbach is guarded by a very small Nepomuk

Mauternbach Nepomuk
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Click on him!


Mauterndorf

In Mauterdorf, the road climbs a little further uphill.

Mauternbach 2013
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Wegkapelle und Jakobswegweiser

Römerweg

The scene changes abruptly. We climb uphill along an old Roman path.

From this wayside shrine on, there is no more asphalt roads.

The signpost says: Maria-Langegg 4h


Mautern an der Donau

Soon we enjoy the view of the Danube. In the background on the right is Mautern with the Church of St. Stephen.


Jakobsweg

The signposted path leads through the village of Oberbergern. We chose the shorter Lindenthalsche variant and walk through the forest and on this beautiful path (picture) - a good decision.


Rastplatz

A resting place on the Way of St. James invites you to take a break. Far in the background, one sees Göttweig Abbey for the last time.


im Dunkelsteiner Wald

From this rest area we follow the Lindenthalschen Weg and not the yellow signs.

The signposted path via "die Sieben Gräber", "Rotes Kreuz" and "Herrenplatzl" is certainly the more beautiful and interesting one, but it is also the one to follow.

We follow the descriptions of Lindenthal into the Seeleitengraben. Picture: Descent into the Graben (ditch)


Weg durch die Wiese

Pilgrimages to Lindenthal's guide can become an adventure. There are no markings and the paths are often barely visible.


Forstweg im Seelaitengraben

In the Seeleitengraben a long forest path leads uphill.

The turnoff at the end of the trench to the left is a must. The forest path turns off to the right. However, Lindenthal's map does not include a right-hand bend. So back and there we see it - the inconspicuous turnoff. Lindenthal's instruction: "At the next fork, we climb a relatively steep left up a gully way."Hohlweg"


Kreuzberg

At Kreuzberg the paths are reunited and we follow the yellow signs.


Wegweiser im Dunkelsteiner Wald

In the middle of the picture a way marker:

"Austrian Way of St. James, section Göttweig - Melk"


Kastlkreuz

Here we are at the "Kastlkreuz". Now it's all downhill to Maria Langegg.


Maria Langegg

After the descent in the forest we reach the stage destination "Maria Langegg.