The Camino de Santiago leads us further upriver along the Traun. Today we have chosen a short stage so that we can participate in the guided tour of the monastery in St. Lambach at 14:00. As a first near goal we want to reach the "power station".
We leave Wels and walk along the banks of the Traun, first on asphalt ...
... then on gravel. We are all alone on the road.
Or not! Encounter at the Way of St. James!
The power plant mentioned in the guide does not want to appear. Here is a tributary of the Traun ...
... which we cross on a bridge.
We finally get to the power plant. Time for a short break.
The local inn (Landhaus Traunwehr) unfortunately has a day off (Mon. and Tue.) So we sit under the canopy.
After the power station we walk along this newly created path (as part of a renaturalisation project) through the floodplains. The actual Way of St. James is probably a little further to the left. At the end of the gravel path we have some trouble finding a sign again (we had to go left).
What joy, we have the Way of St. James again.
Now the narrow path runs right next to the Traun. The entrance is adventurous (narrow, sloping).
These flowers accompany us.
The path is often very narrow, but very beautiful.
A long, long walk upstream, always looking for a bridge where we have to turn right.
Finally there is the bridge and we go up to the main road.
A wayside shrine with a Mariahilf picture invites us to take a break.
After the break we walk a bit on the main road through the settlement "Graben" to the railway underpass. In the district of Edt near Lambach we take the Nussbaumerweg on the left and head for a barn. To the right of the barn we walk down to the Traun.
Just before Lambach we discover a Lindenthal sign.
As described in Lindenthal's book, we approach the cemetery church on the hill. It is the former parish church. It was built before 1200 in late gothic style and later baroque. In front of the church, we swing back to the Traun and walk through the Hofau to the outskirts of Lambach. Over a small bridge we already see the monastery church on the hill. A little later a direct path leads up to the monastery.
But since there is a beautiful Nepomuk at the next bridge over the Traun, I decide to take a small detour.
Today's stage goal has been reached. The monastery lies before us and presents itself in the sunshine. Pilgrims are welcome here.
At the Traunbrücke in Lambach a Nepomuk welcomes us.
The direct way to the monastery turns off a little before and leads over stairs to the hill.