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The Castle Tollet Path takes you on a 7 km walk from the centre of Grieskirchen up to Tollet Castle and back again. The route takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes and in this time you will pass the Schwibbogen, built in 1604, the statue of St. John of Nepomuk, the Karbrunnen, the town parish church and of course the highlight of the loop, Tollet Castle.
The Castle Tollet Path begins at the church square of the town parish church in Grieskirchen. If you look up in the centre of Grieskirchen, you can admire the Grieskirchen town grid above your head.
Now walk towards the Schwibbogen with baroque fresco, which was erected in 1604. Passing it, turn left towards the Trattnach, past the family fountain and the Sparkasse bank. Cross the Trattnach and follow the river bank in a north-westerly direction until just before the sawmill. Here you cross the river again and with a slight incline you now head towards Tollet Castle.
The first fortification of the present castle was built in 1170. The Renaissance style of the castle, which can still be admired in all its splendour today, was built at the beginning of the 17th century. Particularly worth seeing here are the artistically forged fountain in the courtyard and the arcade railings, which date back to the time of construction. From the tower there is an impressive distant view of the Trattnachtal valley. Today, Tollet Castle houses flats, the Tollet municipal office and the Bezirksheimathausverein. The latter offers a representative cross-section of the district's cultural assets in Tollet Castle, the Upper Austrian Regional Bee Museum, as well as a Wagner Museum. The rooms are also used for various exhibitions and events.
When this view and the castle have sufficiently impressed you, the path leads you further up and back in the direction of Grieskirchen. On the way, you can admire the statue of St. John of Nepomuk. Descend the hill again to the entrance of Grieskirchen, where you will also pass the hospital. From here, walk back over to the Trattnach and follow the bank in the other direction back to the church square.
Once there, you will see the Karbrunnen fountain, which was built in 1610 and holds 156 hectolitres of water, in the western part of the square. You should also not miss the town parish church. It was first mentioned in a document in 1075 and was thoroughly renovated at the end of the 20th century. It is worth seeing both from the outside and the inside. The associated tomb monument of Sigmund von Polheim and his wife Potentiana is an art-historical rarity from the 16th century.
Now it is time for refreshments, to which the numerous restaurants, inns and coffee houses in Grieskirchen cordially invite you.
Free hiking map available at the Tourist-Infos Bad Schallerbach and Gallspach
On the A8 coming from Passau, exit Meggenhofen-Gallspach
On the A8 coming from Linz, exit Pichl
About 1 km from the village is the train station Grieskirchen-Gallspach
- Free entry
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