We choose this short stage to have some more time in Maria Plain.
Here we are at the extensive breakfast in our pilgrims quarters, in Eugendorf right next to the church.
Well strengthened we walk past the Holznerwirt. There we had an excellent meal the evening before.
"Right after Eugendorf we head for the big way cross" so it is in the guide and so it is. Wonderful the view of the still snow-covered mountains.
There we are at the big way cross.
On a ridge we hike on asphalt paths between meadows and enjoy the view into the distance.
Soon we discover the village Hallwang with its little church. We are heading for it.
Unfortunately, our path today is always asphalted, but still beautiful.
Hallwang moves closer.
Here we are at the Martinskirche in Hallwang
It is Sunday and in the church they are celebrating mass. We don't want to disturb, so there is no interior shot.
On the street by the square in front of the church stands this stone
Let us make a pilgrimage to the house of the Lord.
During the next ascent shortly after Hallwang a deer watched us for a long time. At some point we came too close, it ran away.
After the place "Berg" there is a first view of Maria Plain.
Just cross over or under the railroad and the Bundesstrasse 156 and we are at the Plainberg.
This is the underpass under the main road 156 to Mattsee. We did not find it at first go.
We missed a sign and went on and back on the Carl-Zuckmayerstrasse
Ascent to the Plain Mountain
There lies Maria Plain and our inn before us.
There is a lot of activity here at the moment. It is lunchtime and all pilgrims are hungry.
We have arrived at our "pilgrim hostel" the Gasthof Maria Plain.
Here we stay. In the afternoon we will meet friends and visit Salzburg.
Our room no. 21 with view on Salzburg
On the 1st floor of the Gasthof Maria Plain hangs a picture of the Virgin Mary (left picture). It looks very similar to Lucas Cranach's Mariahilfbild, but is supposed to be a copy of another pilgrimage picture.
At the pilgrimage church all possible pilgrimage destinations are listed. To Rome, you cannot read it on the picture, it is 957km.
The view from the Plain Berg to Salzburg is beautiful!