Wandering feet and minds

Lower Austrian pilgrimages: hiking routes for pilgrims from the Via Sacra and the Vienna Pilgrimage Trail to the Way of St. James in the Weinviertel

Let go and reorient yourself – on pilgrimages along the most scenic routes in Lower Austria. Go alone or in a group of kindred spirits, walking for days along quiet routes to Krems and Mariazell.

Walk along quietly. Slow your life down. Just let your feet and mind wander: Lower Austria’s most beloved pilgrimage routes offer many kilometers of relaxing hiking.

Via Sacra is Austria’s oldest pilgrimage route. The route from Vienna to Mariazell takes about five days to cover. People not wanting to walk alone join one of the regularly conducted pilgrimage tours and travel together with like-minded individuals. The Vienna Pilgrimage Route 06 (Wiener Wallfahrerweg 06) is a variation on the Via Sacra. It takes walkers four days to get to Mariazell. The daily walking legs of about 30 km range from easy to challenging.

Anyone seeking meaning, breaking away or letting loose is welcome to pilgrimage in the Weinviertel! You can go alone or in guided pilgrim groups along the popular Way of St. James (Jakobsweg Weinviertel) from Drasenhofen to Krems. The region also has specials such as certificates or Way of St James wine.