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The Jakobsweg (the Way of St. James) in the Böhmerwald region: Krumau (CZ) - Passau (D)

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Special features
culturally interesting
Multi-day tour
Possible accommodation
Board possible
All weather

Tour and route information

  • Starting place: 38101 Ceský Krumlov
  • Destination: 94034 Passau
Duration: 41h 30m
Length: 142,5 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 3190m
Altitude difference (downhill): 3424m
Lowest point: 294m
Highest point: 998m



Panoramic view:

Great panorama

Paths covering:

  • Asphalt
  • Hiking trail

Most economical season:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
137 kilometres, thousands of steps and every step brings you closer to your inner self.

Aside from major pilgrimage routes you have the peace to find you inner self. The hike starts Crumlaw (CZ) which is UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. Towards west you hike to Kájov, one of the oldest sites of Marian pilgrimage in Bohemia. The first leg brings you to Friedberg and to the Lipno dam. The next leg leads through Šumava national park to Svatý Tomáš where the remains of castle Wittinghausen ar located. Highlight of the third leg is the Schlägl monastery. The exhibition with the monastery's art treasures and the in-house brewery are well worth seeing. Passing the St. Wolfgang pilgrimage church and Maria Trost your hike continues to Rohrbach-Berg. The parish church is consecrated to Saint James and deemed to be one of the most important baroque bilding north of the Danube. The fifth leg leads you to Pfarrkirchen. Right next to the church is the Loretto chapel with the black Madonna. The next day you are going to pass the border to Bavaria and your final destination is going to be the cathedral city Passau.

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Ferienregion Böhmerwald
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4160 Aigen-Schlägl

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Tour - Details

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Along the trail

Stift Schlägl (© Wimmer)

The jewel in Upper Austria .... Since 1218, members of the Premonstratensian Order have been living and working here at the foot of the Bohemian Forest. It was founded by St. Norbert of Xanten in...

Pfarrkirchen im Mühlkreis

Pfarrkirchen im Mühlkreis





The Jakobsweg (the Way of St. James) in the Böhmerwald region: Krumau (CZ) - Passau (D)
Starting place: Ceský Krumlov

Duration: 41h 30m

Length: 142.5 km

Metres of altitude: 3190m


Panoramic view: