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Via Sacra

Pilgrimage Routes · Wienerwald
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  • Via Sacra & Wiener Wallfahrerweg
    / Via Sacra & Wiener Wallfahrerweg
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  • / Pilgergruppe
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  • / Basilika Klein-Mariazell
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  • / Stift Lilienfeld
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  • / Basilika Mariazell
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Die historische Route der „Heiligen Straße“ entspricht heute den Bundesstraßen 11 + 18 + 20. Spirituelle Stationen sind die Stifte Heiligenkreuz, Klein-Mariazell und Lilienfeld sowie die Wallfahrtskirche Annaberg auf dem ersten „Heiligen Berg“ des Ötscherlandes. Dazwischen reihen sich vom südlichen Stadtrand Wiens bei der Spinnerin am Kreuz bis nach Mariazell Bildstöcke, Kapellen und kunsthistorisch bedeutsame Kirchen.
Der heutige Via Sacra-Pilgerweg berührt die historischen Wallfahrerstationen, dazwischen verläuft er jedoch abseits der Straßen.

difficult
120.7 km
36:00 h
3363 m
2714 m
There are many ways, which lead to Mariazell, and many lead through Lower Austria. However it doesn’t need to be the –Alma Mater Austriae– right of the bat! First-time Pilgrims journey, over two stages of the Via Sacra from Kaumberg, to the first "Holy Mountain” of the Mostviertels, the mountain Tannberg. Today it is called Annaberg. Those who wander here along the Via Sacra in its original variant, there are several variants, will relinquish many sins in the "Langen Wald" (forest) of the Türnitzschlucht. On the credit side, stand the cultural monuments, Araburg, the Cathedral of Gölsentales in St. Veit, Stift Lilienfeld, and Siebenbrünn before one enters, in Annaberg, the Wallfahrtskirche (pilgrimage church) resting on the "first holy mountain." Throughout the pilgrimage, one covers contemplative landscape environments over high-ridges with historically documented Büßeretappen.

Author’s recommendation

Empfehlenswerte Literatur
Via Sacra. Der alte Pilgerweg nach Mariazell, www.styriapichler.at 
Wanderführer Via Sacra – Wiener Wallfahrerweg, www.mostviertel.at 
Pilgerwege nach Mariazell, www.styriapichler.at 
Mariazeller Land und Ötscher, www.residenzverlag.at 

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Mostviertel Tourismus
Updated: January 28, 2020

Difficulty
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1012 m
Lowest point
214 m
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Tips, hints and links

Kleinregion Traisen-Gölsental
Tel. +43 (0) 2762/522 12 24

Mostviertel Tourismus
Töpperschloss Neubruck
Neubruck 2/10, 3283 Scheibbs
T +43/7482/204 44
info@mostviertel.at   
www.mostviertel.at

Start

Brunn am Gebirge (218 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
48.105053, 16.287917
UTM
33U 595876 5328778

Destination

Mariazell

Turn-by-turn directions

Stage 1: Kaumberg - Hainfeld - Rohrbach - St. Veit - Lilienfeld

The Araburg (with hostel) is reached within an hour from Kaumberg. On the Via Sacra pilgrimage route one transits to the Gölsental following on to Hainfeld and Rohrbach, after which along the Gölsen one hikes to St. Veit with its -Dom of Gölsentals- (6 hours from Kaumberg). Further travel continues on the very rewarding mountain route with two increases through Staff - Wiesenbach - Vordereben to Lilienfeld (3 ¼ hours). Accommodation is in Lilienfeld.

 

Stage 2: Lilienfeld - Schrambach - Freiland - Lehenrotte - Türnitz - Annaberg.

The route in the Traisental, through Schrambach - Freiland - Lehenrotte, is accomplished consistently on flat walking and cycle paths, from Freiland to Dickenau partially along the Bundesstraße 20. From Dickenau one reaches, through the Eibentaler Klamm (gorges) forest paths and promenades, which far away from the road lead to Türnitz (4½ hours). Through the -Langen Wald- of the Türnitzschlucht, with its Baroque Stations of the Cross and the Chapel Siebenbrünn, a path along the main road leads up to Annabild-Reit (completed 2008). From there one reaches via a shortcut the Anna-Wallfahrtskirche (pilgrimage church) situated on the "1st Holy Mountain," with its view of the Ötscher, and which now accompanies the original Pilgrimage route (3 ½ to 4 hours). Accommodation is in Annaberg.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Outer ring-highway, A21 exit Alland - B 18 Altenmarkt - Kaumberg. Or A1 St. Pölten - B 20 to Traisen - B 18 Hainfeld - Kaumberg.

Return to the starting point from Annaberg with the Postautobus, which goes to Wien/Südtiroler Platz.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Difficulty
difficult
Distance
120.7 km
Duration
36:00h
Ascent
3363 m
Descent
2714 m
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