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Way of St. James in Austria

Ways of St. James Upper Austria

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Frankenmarkt - Hager Chapel

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Departure from our pilgrim hostel, the Gasthof Post in Frankenmarkt. To our surprise and great joy we received visits from friends.

Gasthof Post in Frankenmarkt

sign at Hotel Post in Frankenmarkt

The Gasthof Post in Frankenmarkt is richer in history than we thought.

Gasthof zur Post
built in 1395
Wine tavern - Post station
Staying in the house
1809 Napoleon Bonaparte
1848 Emperor Ferdinand I: and the Duke of Modena
1861 Adalbert Stifter
Owner: Family Fimberger

On the way to Kühschinken

Let's go. We follow the excellent markings and march from Frankenmarkt first to Kühschinken.

Pilger Gerhard on the road

The temperature is pleasantly cool.

View to the mountains in the south

edge of the forest

Contemplatively we walk there, along the edge of the forest ...

field of rape

...and past fields of rape.

View to the north

village sign Schwaigern

We reach the village of Schwaigern ...

farm in Schwaigern

... and wander past pretty farms. The dog in the distance turned out to be harmless.

Here is another beautiful wooden house in Schwaigern. In the distance we can already see the forest we will soon enter.

in the Langholzwald

In the Langholz forest we discover a Lindenthal Jakobsweg plaque.

Way to Zagling

Short ascent to Zagling

blue inn in Zagling

In Zagling, a blue-painted inn awaits us ...

Inn sign Zagling Dachshund

... that we walk past, even though a dachshund so lovingly invites us in.

In Zagling we ask a farmer, whether the Way of St. James continues really in the
showed direction. Yes, he knew abaut it.

Way between Zagling and Winkl

Way between Zagling and Winkl. There we are having a short break on a bench.

Vreni and Gerhard at the rest stop

We took pictures of each other and assembled the picture at home on the PC.

village sign Hochfeld

The highest point of the morning was reached.

House with Marian fresco and satellite dish

On the way to Oberhofen we discovered this Marian fresco with satellite dish.


Church of Oberhofen

The Jakobsweg (Way of St. James) leads along the edge of Oberhofen. However, we have entered the village and have had a good and cheap lunch and of course we visited the church.

The original gothic church in Oberhofen is consecrated to the 14 holy helpers. The 3 late baroque altars and the pulpit are a work of the sculptor Meinrad Guggenbichler (from Einsiedeln).

Church of Oberhofen, interior view

View into the interior of the church with the three altars.

It is May and therefore there is a statue of Mary on the high altar.

On the right under the window you see the gothic panel painting from around 1500, on which the 14 holy helpers are depicted. In the middle is St. Blasius.

14 Helpers in need

Men's altar

The male altar with the portrait of St. Wolfgang. The Figures on the left and right according to the church guide are St. Sigismund - although he looks like James (except the sceptre)- and Rochus.

St. Sigismund St. Rochus

To the right of the altar there is a copy of the picture of Mary Help of Christians (Mariahilf), that we have met so often on the Way of St. James. We are looking forward to the Original in Innsbruck.

farm in Oberhofen

Farm in Oberhofen

Signs of the Way of St. James

St. James' Way plaques and the Lindenthal plaque. You can't go wrong there!

Traunstein, Dachstein etc.

Gently the way leads uphill,

then the view opens into the distance, Traunstein, Dachstein, etc ...

Salzburg mountains

The Hager Chapel

The Hager Chapel

Hagerkapelle offen Open the door

Hagerkapelle zu Close the door

The chapel was built by Jakob Hager in thanks for his safe return from his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 1738. He had made the pilgrimage because he had been miraculously rescued from a collapsed clay pit.

the Eisl farm near Leongroid

Our pilgrim's quarters with family Eisl (Leongroid), right next to the Hager chapel.

On the hill in the background the little church of Sommerholz.