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Today is characterized by lonely hiking trails with beautiful mountain scenery between touristic places.

Pension Bachern, Rettenbach

We leave St. Johann and walk along the Kitzbühler- and then the Reither-Ache until we cross the Innsbruckerstrasse at the Pension Bachern (picture).


Finger Click on the signpost. Someone has added "Jakobsweg" to it.


Now the morning fog has also lifted a little.

At the "Römerweg" we hike uphill towards "Römerhof.


We pass the Innergranderhof. This is one of the most magnificent farms in the area.

Click on the entrance door!



We stopped at the Gasthof Römerhof. We were almost the only guests. (They will probably come at noon)

geschmückter Bauernhof

One of the beautifully decorated farms along the way.

Kitzbühler Horn

The Way of St. James leads back down to the Loferer Bundesstrasse. On the opposite side of the valley we see the Kitzbühler Horn with its transmitter mast.


This is the Stanglwirt in the valley by the road. There is hectic activity here.

Holzsteg beim Stanglwirt

At the Stanglwirt, a wooden footbridge leads across the Goinger Hausbach from the hectic pace of tourism to the tranquil idyll of the Jakobsweg.

We hike along the stream to Going.


First farmhouses in Going.

Kapelle in Going

A tiny chapel in Going with a small Mariahilf picture.


Click on the Mariahilfbild to enlarge it!

Der Hl. Nepomuk in Going
Johannes Nepomuk

On the way to the church we discover a St. Nepomuk. He is photographed immediately and will be added to my Nepomuk collection.

Click on him!

Pfarrkirche von Going

The parish church of Going

Pfarrkirche von Going, Innenansicht

With the Plus button you can zoom in on the main altar

Pluszeichen     Minuszeichen


On the left side wall in the choir there is a Mariahilfbild.


To enlarge please click on the picture. Because of the light reflections it was quite difficult to photograph the Mariahilf-picture.


We are approaching Ellmau.

In a café in the tourist place we have a snack.

Kirche von Ellmau

Although we are already a little tired, we visit the church of Ellmau. The originally gothic church presents itself today after a reconstruction completely baroque.

Kirche von Ellmau, Innenansicht

A view into the obviously renovated church. The right figure on the main altar at the right window is a statue of John Nepomuk.

Hl. Nepomuk in der Kirche von Ellmau

Click on him!

Madonna in der Kirche von Ellmau

This beautiful Madonna is located in the church on the left side.

Wilder Kaiser

The view of the Wilder Kaiser is because of the clouds not quite but almost as beautiful as in the advertising brochure of Elmau.

The Camino de Santiago leads along the road.


An ascent begins in the village of Au (approx. 80 meters altitude difference). We were happy when we were finally "on top".

We stay on the quiet side road and walk gently downhill again.

Through a ravine the path leads a little steeper downhill.

Hotel Waldhof, Scheffau

In Scheffau, directly on the Way of St. James, you will find our "pilgrims hostel", the Hotel Waldhof. If you are looking for contemplative silence, this is not the place for you. This is a tourist hotel for skiers, equipped for mass business. Right next to it is the valley station of the Brandstadl cable car. In autumn there is not so much going on here and the disco ball in the restaurant turns only very slowly.

We slept well in the equally large outbuilding.