Lake District and Salzburg
Before we drive to Oberhofen on Lake Irrsee in the Lake District we start the day with a visit to the wedding church of the famous film „Sound Of Music“ in the village of Mondsee, on lake Mondsee.
In Oberhofen we visit the parish church and then continue our walk along the Jacobsweg. Our walk today gives us lovely views across as far as the Alps (if it is clear!) as we walk through fields and farmland.
We pass the Hager Kapelle (Hager Chapel) where we stop for devotions. The Hager Kapelle was named after an Austrian pilgrim and is a well-known stop on the Way of St James. We walk on to Mostheuriger Eisl, another official pilgrimage inn where we stop for our lunch break.
In the afternoon we drive to the basilica of Maria Plain, considered the traditional church of pilgrimage for the city of Salzburg. It is remarkable for both its architecture as well as the stunning views if offers over Salzburg and the Salzburg valley. The basilica is also situated on the Way of St. James – there are signs to various places including Santiago de Compostela and Jerusalem.
Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg.Salzburg’s „Old Town“ (Altstadt) is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for the musical play and film The Sound of Music.Salzburg with the long clerical history of Prince-Bishops still welcomes pilgrims most cordially. Visit historic churches, walk through beautiful countryside and impressive trails and find your inner tranquillity.
The Salzkammergut area (Lake District), with a total of 76 lakes, is one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria. Especially during the summer, visitors stream into the Salzkammergut to enjoy picturesque towns, lakes and mountains. Many international tourists mistakenly think the Salzkammergut lake district is a federal province – which it is not. In fact, the name „Salzkammergut“ refers to a part of Austria with a district culture and millennia of tradition in mining and trading salt.
Mondsee wedding church
Basilica of Maria Plain
Parish church of Oberhofen