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Rosary way

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Hike from Mariazell along the Rosary Trail to St. Sebastian to St. Sebastian's Church
Between 1975 and 1980, 15 historic baroque wayside shrines were dismantled, restored and re-erected on the newly laid out "Sebastianiweg" (Rosary Path) at the foot of the Bürgeralpe. They had been designed by the great baroque architect of the Mariazell Basilica, Domenica Sciassia, around 1640 and guided pilgrims from the Sebastiani Chapel, the end of the "Via Sacra", the last kilometers to Mariazell. Due to the expansion of the federal road, they were severely threatened by decay and could only be saved with the help of numerous donors from home and abroad.

The St. Sebastian Church was also designed by the master builder of the Mariazell Basilica - Domenico Sciassia - and built from 1644. The central building on a cruciform ground plan is the last stop for pilgrims on the "Via Sacra" from Vienna to Mariazell.

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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
5,0 km
Route
1:25 h
Time
106 hm
Uphill
132 hm
Downhill
937 m
Highest point
845 m
Lowest point

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Coming from Graz:

A9 Phyrnautobahn north, then S35 Brucker Schnellstraße and S6 Semmering Schnellstraße to Kapfenberg exit, then on the B20 (Mariazeller Bundesstraße) 49 km north (signpost).

Variant: S6 Semmeringschnellstraße to exit St. Marein and then over the Pogusch to Turnau and from Au on the B20 to Mariazell.

Coming from Salzburg:

Westautobahn A1 to exit Ybbs, then B25 to Scheibbs, from there two options:Either B28 via Wastl am Wald to B20, then via Annaberg and Josefsbergor B25 further to Grubberg and then B71 via the newly expanded Zellerrain.

Coming from Vienna: Take the A1 Westautobahn to the St. Pölten Süd exit, then the B20 (Mariazeller Bundesstraße) 76 km south, either via Annaberg and Josefsbergor in Freiland turn left from the B20 onto the B21 and continue via Hohenberg and St. Aegyd through the Halltal valley to Mariazell (sufficiently signposted).

Alternative: South freeway A2 and S6 Semmering expressway to Mürzzuschlag, then via Neuberg and Mürzsteg on the B21 to Mariazell.

We start at the main square in Mariazell and walk along Schießstattgasse to Buschniggweg, which leads level in the direction of St. Sebastian. Now we branch off to the right and cross the Höhenweg to the Sebastianiweg. We continue through the "Habertheuer" and in the last section along meadows with a beautiful view to the Gemeindealpe and the Ötscher to the Sebastiani church

 

.... and here you can read the blog report of Fred Lindmoser

At the individual Stations of the Cross there are small herb gardens.

>> Sacred and Healing Ways to Mariazell

Further information can be found on the homepage of ÖBB www.oebb.at , the homepage of the Mariazellerbahn www.mariazellerbahn.at  and on the homepage of www.busbahnbim.at  (Tel.: 050 6 7 8 9 10).
You can find all info about parking here
tourist office Hochsteiermark - Mariazellerland

main squere 13, 8630 Mariazell

T: +43 (0) 3882 2366

tourismus@hochsteiermark.at

www.hochsteiermark.at

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What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

Morning
cloudy
1°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
cloudy
8°C
10%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
5°C
15%
5 km/h
The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
Morning
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4°C
85%
5 km/h
Noon
foggy
6°C
75%
5 km/h
Night
foggy
3°C
90%
0 km/h
Maybe some snowfall in the beginning. The rest of the day will be dull and rainy.
24.02.2024
slightly cloudy
-1°C 8°C
25.02.2024
slightly cloudy
-2°C 8°C
26.02.2024
slightly cloudy
-1°C 9°C

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