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All reviews ring the bell lovely walk well worth the effort three hours falkenstein pilgrims descent forest path wolfgang route climb shoes ferry church lake prayer
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This was a very nice walk! Starting in St Gilgen, this path goes around the lake, up some (steeper than expected) hills, through the woods and then down to St Wolfgang. Very nice scenery and St Wolfgang offers a great stop for lunch when you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rowdo
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Correct walking gear is advised. Surface is ok but steep in sections. No refreshment places on route.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linrob2012
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Did this twice, once from St Gilgen to St Wolfgang and again from Ried Falkenstein to St Gilgen. Pleasant walk but not a stroll, limited views of lake once the path climbs. The path is wide, but loose stones demand decent shoes. Take water as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank tpat_velo
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Lovely walk with great views of the lake and a beautiful little church only accessible by foot as a reward for the effort as there is quite a climb through the forest.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 544jules
Reviewed January 27, 2018

This trek was recommended by the owner of the pension we stayed at. We started at St. Wolfgang and it was one of the best things we did on our 2 week trip to Austria in the last week of December 2017. The hike is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank poojabhar
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Wow. Not only was this hike my favorite thing I did in the Salzkammergut, I genuinely think it was the most memorable experience of my entire two-week trip to Europe. I am so happy and grateful to have learned about it through TripAdvisor! My friend...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Glance at a map and this looks like a lakeside walk - but don't be fooled! There's a lot of height to be gained and that means there's quite a bit of uphill to be done (and downhill!). We walked it from St Wolfgang to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank rkc527
Reviewed December 27, 2016

We stayed in St Gilgen and hiked from our hotel to St Wolfgang. We are fairly fit (mid 30's) and did it in just under 4 hours. The beginning is flat and easy walking, mostly shaded, around the lake Then the path turns inland and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank LizzR9
Reviewed October 27, 2016

We walked to St Gilpin via the Pilgrims Pathway. It was an attractive walk through the country side and lead us up to a chapel built into the hillside. The healing water looked a bit manky so we gave that a miss but the church...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Robyne S
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Don't be fooled by the idea that this is a "family walk"! You need to be fit to get up the very steep pilgrim path (particularly for seniors) but it is really worth the effort... Interesting information along the way, gives you an excuse to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank anitacurtis
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It is possible to walk the path in winter; however it will depend on the amount of snow. If you have good waterproof walking boots and good winter cloths it is a really great walk. The ferry does operate from St Gilgen in... More
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