Via Sacra

Pilgrimage route from Brunn am Gebirge to Mariazell

Elevation profile

121,04 km length

Tour dates
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Route: 121,04 km
  • Ascent: 3.314 egm
  • Descent: 2.665 egm
  • Duration: 36:00 h
  • Lowest point: 214 m
  • Highest point:1.012 m
  • Stage tour
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Cultural/historical value

Details for: Via Sacra


There are many ways, which lead to Mariazell, and many lead through Lower Austria. However it doesn’t need to be the –Alma Mater Austriae– right of the bat! First-time Pilgrims journey, over two stages of the Via Sacra from Kaumberg, to the first "Holy Mountain” of the Mostviertels, the mountain Tannberg. Today it is called Annaberg. Those who wander here along the Via Sacra in its original variant, there are several variants, will relinquish many sins in the "Langen Wald" (forest) of the Türnitzschlucht. On the credit side, stand the cultural monuments, Araburg, the Cathedral of Gölsentales in St. Veit, Stift Lilienfeld, and Siebenbrünn before one enters, in Annaberg, the Wallfahrtskirche (pilgrimage church) resting on the "first holy mountain." Throughout the pilgrimage, one covers contemplative landscape environments over high-ridges with historically documented Büßeretappen.

Starting point of the tour

Brunn am Gebirge

Destination point of the tour



Südautobahn A2 Richtung Linz – Weiterfahrt Wiener Außenring Autobahn A21 Richtung Linz/St. Pölten – Ausfahrt Gießhübl Richtung Hinterbrühl.


Schnellbahn Linie S3, Autobus.



More info/links

Mostviertel Tourismus GmbH
Töpperschloss Neubruck, Neubruck 2/10, 3283 Scheibbs
T +43/7482/20 444


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Empfehlenswerte Literatur
Via Sacra. Der alte Pilgerweg nach Mariazell, 
Wanderführer Via Sacra – Wiener Wallfahrerweg, 
Pilgerwege nach Mariazell, 
Mariazeller Land und Ötscher,