The path of contemplation, which is also the Way of St. James, begins directly at the St. Martin's Monastery in Gnadenwalde.
Here a view back to the Karwendel mountains.
So tranquilly it goes slightly downhill through the forest.
At the Walderbrücke (bridge over the Weissenbach), the joy in the forest is over. From now on the route continues mainly on asphalt.
Soon we see Innsbruck in the distance. On the far left of the picture you can see the church of Absam.
On the way to Absam we pass this charming chapel. Click on the small picture and have a look inside the chapel.
You will find a modern, but very beautiful Madonna with child.
The chapel from the other side.
Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Absam
The service for the First Communion was just finished. So we were allowed a short look into the church.
"You must have come from far away!" says the pastor and wishes us all the best for the future.
I especially liked the Madonna on the right side. Click on the small picture!
Behind this Gothic portal in the sacristan's house next to the church is a votive tablet chapel worth seeing.
Have a look inside by touching the door with your mouse.
From here it would be possible to make a detour to the interesting town of Hall in Tyrol, which I visited by bike on the Inntal cycle path.
We continue on a dirt road to Thaur.
The Vigilkapelle is located in the Vigilgasse. Unfortunately it was closed
We are approaching the centre of Thaur. In the background we already see the parish church "Maria Himmelfahrt" (Assumption of Mary).
The Gasthof Purner on the corner is a listed building.
The church dates back to the 15th century and was baroque in the 18th century and de-baroque in the 19th century. The classicist high altar and the frescoes date from this period.
In Thaur at a house wall we have discovered this Mariahilf-picture.
II have not counted the number of Mariahilfbilder from Vienna. It will have been about 30. This is the last one we found before Innsbruck.
From Thaur we go on to Rum.
Rum against the impressive mountain backdrop
Another picture with a way cross. The church tower of Rum you see on the left.
Another beautiful Way of St. James plaque pointing to the church. The markings are now not quite as optimal. You also have to watch out for very tiny Camino de Santiago stickers.
The church of St. George of Rum.
The direct route continues along the road and passes this chapel of the Virgin Mary. The signposted path leads along muddy paths through vegetable fields with a high risk of getting lost.
We decided to take the bus for the last few kilometres to Innsbruck to have more time for Innsbruck.