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Way of St. James in Austria

Ways of St. James Upper Austria

  Linz   Wilhering Vienna - Purkersdorf

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Frankenmarkt - Hager Chapel

Hager Chapel - Eugendorf Eugendorf - Maria Plain Maria Plain Maria Plain - Salzburg
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In the morning we leave our quarters in Eisl Hof and walk ...


Lengroid

... to Lengroid.


Here we meet the two pilgrims we met at the Eisl Herberge.


We pilgrimage a piece together.


Wallersee

The Wallersee comes into sight.


Kirche in Pfongau

We reach Pfongau ...


Church in Pfongau, interior view

... and take a look inside the church. Under a Gothic net, there is the neo-Gothic canopy altar with the figure of the church patron, the holy bishop Martin von Tour.


archangel Michael

The baroque archangel Michael with the soul scale, above the relief of the Coronation of the Virgin Mary by Hans Wald­burger from the year 1625.

Coronation of Mary

Tipp

You can shorten the loop of the St. James' Way marked in green by about half an hour by walking in Pfongau after the church on the side road towards Sighartstein, there turn right past the pond to the bridge over the busy Wiener Strasse. Then you will soon meet the Jakobsweg again.

Karte vom Jakobsweg bei Pfongau

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Weg nach Sighartstein

Here we are on the way to Sighartstein. Soon (in Matzing) the way leads down to the Wallersee.


Wallersee

Under shady trees we walk directly on the shore of the Wallersee.


Enzing

Near Enzing the path leads away from the Wallersee in a loop up the hill ...


Ortsende von Enzing

... and down again on the other side.


Panorama mit Wallersee Esterer Kapelle

The Ester Chapel is hidden between two mighty linden trees.


Esterer Kapelle

Another look back at the chapel, then we walk on to the lido. There we said goodbye to our companions and stopped at the restaurant Weyringer (Henndorf).


Terrasse des Restaurant Weyringer

We sit comfortably on the terrace above the Wallersee ...


Vreni beim Mittagessen

... and enjoy a delicious lunch.


Uferweg am Wallersee

Tipp: Right next to the restaurant a small path leads down to the lake (sign: Henndorfer Uferwanderweg)

The narrow path along the shore is much nicer than the officially signposted Way of St. James on the tarred road.


Henndorfer Uferwanderweg

The riverside path (Uferwandereg) leads automatically up to the Camino de Santiago in front of the campsite. Here we are at the sign where the two paths meet again.


From now on it goes uphill and the temperature increases.


Ausblick

There are wonderful views of the Salzburg mountains.


Unterhaging

Even cows rest.


Eugendorf

Eugendorf comes into sight.


Haus Gstöttner, Pilgerunterkunft

Here we are in our pilgrims quarters at Mrs. Gstöttner.


Martinskirche in Eugendorf

From the balcony you have a view of the Eugendorf parish church.


Martinskirche in Eugendorf, Innenansicht

The interior of the Martinskirche is decorated for the First Communion celebration.


Figur auf Wolke knieend

In the middle of the high altar, Mary is enthroned with the baby Jesus standing on her lap, holding the globe in one hand. Between the pairs of columns stand the figures of St. Rupert and St. Martin, who is just sharing his mantle.
At the right side altar a figure kneels on a cloud. Is it St. Nepomuk ?

Too many stars on the halo and the small cross speak rather against it.