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Way of St. James in Austria Vienna - Purkersdorf


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Vreni und Gerhard beim Frühstück beim Ascherbauer

Cheerful mood at the extensive breakfast on the farm Ascherbauer-Grandner. Here we were in very good hands.

Pilgerherberge am Bauernhof Ascherbauer-Grandner

We leave our pilgrim hostel in the early morning.

Way of St. James with sign

Shortly after our hostel at the Ascherbauer, a meadow path to the left leads up to the Jakobsweg.

Click on the sign!

information board Waidring

(Photo: detail of the information board in Waidring)


We pass the Kneip facility. It's still too cool to step in the water, and we want to go all the way to St. Johann.

Soon Waidring with its beautiful farmhouses comes into sight.

Pilgrim Gerhard

A pilgrim shortly after Waidring, after having seen the last "Jakobsweg Tirol" (Way of St.James Trol) sign for a long time.

Steinplatte at Waidring

Probably we did not walk on the Way of St. James. We simply followed the hiking trail signs Erpfendorf.

In the picture the mountain 'Steinplatte'. From Waidring there is a cable car up there.

meadow path

Our way leads over lonely meadow paths.


We pass a small chapel ...

Wilder Kaiser

... and soon enjoy the view of the Wilder Kaiser.

Aussicht vom Pilgerweg

At the edge of the forest our way leads uphill and downhill towards Erpfendorf.

Lärchenhof near Erpfendorf

After we have crossed a ski slope, we see the hotel facilities of the Lärchenhof.


Unfortunately we miss the direct way to Erpfendorf and visit the Giessbachklamm (gorge).

This is definitely not on the Jakobsweg.

Erpfendorf Tafel

After the gorge we see a sign "Erpfendorf 15 Minuten" every 300 m. The 15 minutes do not become less.

Probably they bought this sign a dozen times and got it cheaper.

Finally the sign Erpfendorf comes. It seems like a redemption to us.

church in Erpfendorf by Clemens Holzmeister

The church of Erpfendorf is more recent and was designed by Clemens Holzmeister.

abandoned farmhouse in Erpfendorf

An old farmhouse in need of renovation at the end of Erpfendorf.


Soon after Erpfendorf the path meets the river Grossache.

way alonside Grossache

The path is endlessly long and runs along the Grossache river. Kirchdorf comes into sight.

Nepomukkapelle bei Kirchdorf

Nepomuk Chapel near Kirchdorf

Nepomuk in the Nepomuk chapel near Kirchdorf Ex Voto Tafel mit Mariahilbild

In the chapel St. Nepomuk is depicted in a glass window.

An Ex Voto board shows a mini Mariahilf picture..



St. Johann in the distance

Hurray, we see the church towers of Sankt Johann in Tirol.

Fieberbrunner Ache az St. Johann in Tyrol

We cross the Fieberbrunner Ache and walk quite exhausted to the church in Sankt Johann in Tirol.