This text was automatically translated by a robot. I apologize for any grammar mistakes.
In the year 2016, a pilgrimage to Mariazell aroused my desire to wander far; In the same year, we Rundumadum the city of Vienna in the course of the “route”, and in the year 2017 we walked in two days from Vienna to Hainburg. All these little hiking adventures were for us exciting experiences in which we have gone to our physical limits and have grown closer together with our friends. So now it’s time for a little update: What are the possibilities for pilgrimage and long-distance hiking in Vienna and the surrounding area? I have made a smart time and summarize here a few highlights, which we will probably see in the coming years.
1. Santiago Route Vienna
The Santiago Route Vienna leads from Schwechat along the Danube, into the federal capital up to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the architectural highlight of the journey. From there it continues through the city to Schönbrunn Palace, and from there to Purkersdorf, where the Vienna section of the world’s most famous pilgrimage trail ends. According to the organizers, the total length of the route is 35.5 kilometres, which means that it is possible to cope in a single day for well-trained hikers-the question is, however, whether you actually go to sweat bathed by the busy streets of downtown Vienna Want to. The alternative would be to go just the 12.5 kilometre short stage from Schwechat to Kaiser Mills-which is a nice trip for a sunny Sunday.
Below is a map of the hike, more information can be found at Https://www.jakobsweg-wien.at/verlauf-und-uebersicht
2. Santiago route from Purkersdorf to Göttweig
After the Vienna section of the Pilgrim, the stage follows between Purkersdorf and Göttweig. This starts in the Vienna Woods, then reaches the foothills of the Tulln field; Further highlights are the Abbey Herzogesnburg and the foothills of the Dunktelsteiner Forest, as well as the arrival in the Benedictine monastery of Göttweig. This is a Gesamtsrecke of 74.02 kilometers, with 1799 meters ascent and 1806 meters descent. As an experienced hiker you should plan two, better even three days.