On a contemplative path: The Mariazellerweg, an Upper Austrian pilgrimage trail

Lunz am See and Lackenhof am Ötscher are stage stops on the Mariazellerweg in Upper Austria.

Following the Mariazellerweg pilgrimage trail in Upper Austria, pilgrims encounter beautiful natural and cultivated landscapes on their way between Linz and Mariazell. About half of the pilgrimage trail leads through Upper Austria and the Mostviertel region.

A multitude of pilgrimage trails lead to Marizell in a star-like manner. Mariazell is home to the statue of grace "Magna Mater Austria" and the most important pilgrimage site in Central Europe. The Upper Austrian Mariazellerweg coming from the west meanders from Linz through the Mostviertel to the place of mercy.

Two routes

Starting point of the Upper Austrian Mariazellerweg is the pilgrimage church on Pöstlingberg mountain near Linz. Once you have reached the St. Florian monastery, the route takes you south either via the city of Steyr, home to the pilgrimage church Christkindl, or via the monastery in Seitenstetten and the Sonntagberg basilica. In Ybbsitz, the two paths meet again. Depending on the route you choose, the pilgrim trail is either 146 or 158 km long and takes 7 to 8 days.

Lunz am See and Lackenhof am Ötscher are stage stops on the Mariazellerweg in Upper Austria:

  • Depending on the route 5th or 6th stage: Ybbsitz – Maria Seesal – Lunz am See – Lackenhof (31.9 km or 25.3 km starting from Maria Seesal); 6th or 7th stage: Lackenhof – Riffelsattel – side trip to the Ötscher mountain hut – Spielbichler – Ötscher rifts – forester's house Hagen – Mitterbach or Lackenhof – Riffelsattel – Gemeindealpe – Mitterbach (18 km)
  • Sights in Lunz am See: two-naved late Gothic parish church, Amon house – a sgriffito decorated "Hammerherrenhaus" (hammer lord manor with museums and tourist office, a lake stage; in Lackenhof: Parish church, Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Reserve, Ötscher rifts


Tourist office Lunz am See, t +43 7486 93049
or Tourist office Lackenhof am Ötscher, t +43 7480 93049

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