Way of St. James THROUGH SALZBURG
A part of the probably most famous European pilgrimage route - the Way of St. James, with the destination Santiago de Compostela in Spain - also leads through the Salzburger Land and south-eastern Upper Bavaria. In our hectic times pilgrims are experiencing a renaissance. Religious reasons are not always in the foreground of the journey. Finding peace and drawing new strength is the motto of many pilgrims today. From Oberhofen on the Upper Austrian or Salzburg border, the journey continues through the Salzburg lake district to Eugendorf (gateway to Salzburg) and on to Salzburg via the most famous place of pilgrimage Maria Plain. It is always worthwhile to stay in the city of Mozart. The ascent to the Mönchsberg offers another view of the city before continuing via Leopoldskron to the Jakobskirche (St. James' Church) in Gois. Via Marzoll or Großgmain, the oldest place of pilgrimage in the Salzburg area, the route leads through the small German corner, the charming Saalach Valley to Unken and Lofer. Here, too, a beautiful place of pilgrimage, Maria Kirchental (Pinzgau Cathedral), the destination of many Salzburg and Bavarian pilgrimage groups, attracts visitors. Over the pass Strub it goes then already on the Tyrolean side.