Getting on the road .... If pilgrims were religious pilgrimages on the road, the reasons are different nowadays. Because fast-pacedness, performance pressure and information flood have evoked the urge for deliberate slowness, inner calmness and away from the "always attainable". Pilgrimage is becoming increasingly popular with young and old alike.
Landscape touches the senses
The fertile landscape of the Innviertel invites you to touch all the senses: meadows and fields shine in intense colors, the voices of the Europareservat Unterer Inn are loud, the Kobernaußerwald has a damp, cool smell in the nose. While the taste of wild herbs at the edge of the trail gently recalls and the view sweeps through the vastness, the cool breeze blows in the face.
Distracted by so many sense-perceptions, you can just enjoy.Feelings dissolve and the view becomes clearer - clearer on the view of life, the important things or the priorities in everyday life. So why is it that the pilgrims are getting more and more?
Energy and joy of life
In addition to the pilgrimage sites -Waldzell, Maria Schmolln, Kirchdorf am Inn, Stift Reichersberg - the European pilgrimage route Via Nova, the Innviertler Jakobsweg and the Marienwanderweg offer ideal conditions. The Marienwanderweg runs from St. Marienkirchen to Maria Schmolln to Altötting (130 km, 7 stages).If you are interested, you can visit the Innviertel on your own or in a professional company. Currently, there are over 180 pilgrim companions in Upper Austria who offer one or more day walks on various topics and dates.
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