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Salzburg Jakobsweg Pilgrimage Trail

About This Walk

Pilgrim Trail from Salzburg to Tyrol

Mountains, lakes, rivers & Mozart

The Salzburg Jakobsweg takes you from one landmark to another as it winds through the foothills of the Alps and across the German border into the Bavarian Rupertiwinkel. The archiepiscopal Salzburg, the inner mountains of Tyrol and impressive churches all line the path and reward you for your efforts. Experience it yourself, and find inner peace in your very individual pilgrimage on the Salzburg Jakobsweg.

Details on the pilgrimage route in Salzburg & Tyrol

The Jakobsweg takes its name from the disciple, and later patron saint of Spain – James. The saint has been revered as the patron saint of pilgrims since the ninth century and has since become king of the pilgrimage. The hiking route through Salzburg and Tyrol takes you past impressive mountain worlds and grand residences. Does that sound like the pilgrimage you have read about? Then don’t hesitate to do it like the many pilgrims before! Book this trip with Eurohike and experience an unforgettable hiking trip in the west of Austria.

Highlights of the pilgrimage trail in Salzburg & Tyrol at a glance

  • Excursion to the Trumer Lakes: In the north of Salzburg, water lovers are spoiled for choice. Three lakes (Obertrumer See, Mattsee and Grabensee) offer enough possibilities to take a dip.
  • Crossing the border into the Rupertiwinkel: The Bavarian name ‘Rupertiwinkel’ has been given for a reason. The area is named after St. Rupert, today’s patron saint of Salzburg.
  • Gorges and waterfalls: In Unken and Waidring you hike past raging streams and rushing mountain falls.
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Trumer Seenland to San Johann Tyrol
7 nights
€569 pp

Day 1: Arrival to the Trumer Seenland District

Day 2

Trumer Seenland to Eugendorf – 23km (Approx 6hrs)

Transfer to the border in Oberofen on Irrsee, where the St. Jacob’s trail through Salzburg commences. Walk past green hills down to Lake Wallersee and through a nature reserve to Eugendorf.

Day 3

Eugendorf to Salzburg – 13km (Approx. 4hrs)

See the distant mountains which you will pass during the next days. Walk into Salzburg with unsurpassed cultural and clerical heritage, little alleys and magnificent places. Do not miss famous Salzburger Nockerl, a light and delicious sweet. Pilgrim’s church Maria Plain overlooks the whole city and is well worth a detour.

Day 4

Salzburg to Bad Reichenhall – 17km (Approx. 5.5hrs)

Across the city to Untersberg massif. At Schloss Marzoll you cross the German border and enter the lovely country Rupertiwinkl. The day ends in the Bavarian salt mining town of Bad Reichenhall. Visit the new thermal spa.

Day 5

Bad Reichenhall to Unken – 18km (Approx. 5.5hrs)

Follow the flow of river Saalach back into Salzburg country. Past lake Saalachsee you penetrate into stunning mountain scenery and through wild and idyllic Saalach valley.

Day 6

Unken to Waidring – 21km (Approx. 6hrs)

Continue along the Saalach to the widening valley around Lofer. This mountain village was able to preserve much of its quaintness and original charm. Surrounded by the steep mountain ridges ‘Loferer Steinberge’ you ascend to the Strub pass and continue on your way to the Tyrol.

Day 7

Waidring to San Johann Tyrol – 26km (Approx. 4.5-6hrs)

Past lake Pillersee with its glittering waters and St. Jacob´s church on to the route to St Johann in Tirol. Enjoy the prospect of a hike with views of the Alps of Kitzbühel and the crags of the mountain range Wilder Kaiser.

Our price of from €569 per person departing between Jun 17th & Sep 8th 2019

  • 7 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Transfer from Trumer Lakes to Oberhofen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline


Optional Extra’s

  • If half-board: min. 3-course evening meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Transfer from St. Johann in Tirol to Salzburg or to the Trumer Seenland district available upon request, approx. EUR 85 per person (min. 2 persons).

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