Heiligenstein via Kreuzweg
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for groups
- culturally interesting
Hike to the local mountain of Gaflenz with the pilgrimage church Heiligenstein
Quality of experience: ***
- Round trip
- Refreshment stops available
- Family friendly
- Cultural/historical value
The hike to the Heiligenstein offers a magnificent panoramic view of Gaflenz and the peaks of the Weyrer Bögen (Almkogel, Bodenwies ...), Gesäuseberge and the Haller Mauern, and also leads to a traditional pilgrimage site, the only Sebaldus church in Austria.
Trail number: E06
Starting from the center of Gaflenz, the hiking trail E06 leads to the Heiligenstein via the Kreuzweg and several other trails offer themselves for the Heiligenstein, making different circular hikes possible.
E07 from the center of Gaflenz via the Pfarralm
E08 from Lindau via the farm Oberwinkel
E09 from Weyer via the nature trail
Theme trail: At several stations in and around the church, visitors receive information about the history of the mountain shrine, its importance as a place of pilgrimage and the work of St. Sebald.
Today, the so-called "Mesnerhaus" houses the snack station. Guests are treated to regional specialties and homemade pastries on weekends and holidays from May to October.
Climate-friendly to the National Park Region - railway station Gaflenz: By train you can reach the starting point for this hike in about 2 hours from Linz and in about 2.5 hours from Vienna.
- Board possible
Details - hiking
- themed path
From Salzburg/Linz: A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Vienna: A1 motorway exit Haag > B42 > B122 > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Passau: A8 Passau > Wels > A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn > motorway exit Klaus > Grünburg > into the Ennstal Valley
The Ennstalbahn runs between Linz and Weißenbach-St. Gallen.
Details at www.ooevv.at
Railway Stations are located in Steyr, Garsten, Lahrndorf, Dürnbach, Ternberg, Trattenbach, Losenstein, Reichraming, Großraming, Gaflenz, Weyer, Küpfern, Kastenreith, Kleinreifling and Weißenbach-St. Gallen.
Gaflenz/parking in the center of the village
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for teenagers
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for children
- Early winter
Please get in touch for more information.