To the “Five Lindens”
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Loop to the smaller monuments of Spital am Pyhrn. On this path, you will come across the old scythe makers’ guild, which was important for the economic and cultural development of our valley.
This hiking tour begins with a visit to the former Baroque abbey church of Spital am Pyhrn, the “Cathedral on the Pyhrn”.
Afterwards, you will exit the abbey through the abbey’s inner courtyard and head left at the parking lot then right to the abbey pond and onto the Anzwiesenallee. At the end of the lane, you will make a right over the bridge and continue to the left of the road.
After ca. 250 m, you will come to the pillar of Mary on the right side.
The pillar of Mary was donated in 1727 by the couple who owned the scythe-making works, Georg and Susanna Clara Hirzenberger.
You will now continue along the road past the transformer station and come to the five linden trees. They are hard to overlook: on the left side of the road, the five linden trees stand alone, and underneath them is a pillar altar built in 1845.
Continue following the street, and past the Edthofer cross, you will reach the Schlagedl. Across from Ferienhof Schlagedl is the wayside chapel restored in 1985, the so-called Schlagedl chapel. This is where 35 farmers were supposedly buried during the Thirty Years’ War.
Now, take the road behind you towards the Gleinkersee, under the autobahn, and left up to the intersection. At this crossing, you will head in the direction of Roßleithen, and you will come to the Erler chapel. This chapel, built in 1834, is also called the Pyhrnerkogel chapel.
Now, instead of hiking downhill on the road to Roßleithen, you will go right to Ferienhof Pyhrnerkogel. Hike along this road to its end and then continue on the farm road until you come to the street again, which you will follow straight to the Seebachhof bus stop. Here, you will find the Reitbauern chapel, built shortly before 1860.
Make a right on the main road, past the saw mill and the bridge, but before the autobahn bridge, go right to the end of the street and follow the country path alongside the brook. Once you come to the road again, turn left and then left again under the autobahn and right towards DANA.
At the next farm is the “Tischler in der Au” wayside altar. You will now continue to the DANA door factory. Go left directly in front of this and at the end of the factory make a right, then follow the road via Garstner Eck to the railway underpass. Turn right through the underpass and then right again. After ca. 500 m, you come to the main road and will head right towards Spital am Pyhrn.
Shortly afterwards, you will find the Hufeisen chapel on the main road. If you keep going, you will shortly come to Hofbauer chapel across from Gasthaus Grundner.
Now you will go alongside highway 138 to the town center of Spital am Pyhrn and back to your starting point.
Parking in the town centre on Stiftsplatz square in Spital am Pyhrn.
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