Well supplied with food for the day we leave Unken. Because of a vacation weekend it was quite difficult to find a place to stay. Between Pass Strub and Waidring we found a farm with guest rooms - highly recommended.
Today was so eventful and we saw so many beautiful things that there are two websites:
Unken ─ Lofer and Lofer ─ Pass Strub.
View from the church in Unken to our pilgrim hostel.
In Unken, just before the main road crosses the Saalach, this bridge brings us back on the pilgrim path.
We hike along the Saalach river. On the way we met Veronika. We have already met her at the Kirchenwirt. She is on her way to Einsiedeln.
Instead of walking further along the Saalach, we decide to take the variant over the Innersbachklamm. It would be a pity to leave it out.
Here some pictures of the gorge
After the gorge we pass the village of Reith ...
... with its little church.
Gerhard, a pilgrim on the way, shortly after Reith
The landscape all around is simply beautiful and the weather is wonderful!
After a short ascent we come to the Antonius Chapel of Au.
A view into the interior of the chapel.
The mountain panorama of Au.
The farmhouses here are beautiful.
Once again we have to decide on a path variant. We choose the path via the hamlet Bairau.
It leads through a forest to the Teufelsteg (devil bridge), ...
... but the Devil's Bridge was closed. So we had to accept a small detour to Lofer.
You will discover the Teufelssteg behind the trees. We did not get closer.
The good news is that the Teufelsteg was rebuilt in early 2016.
Photo: Meiberger Holzbau
At noon we were in Lofer. After the lunch break we started to tackle the Pass Strub.