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Mariazell EYE Views: Kalvarienberg

Nice walk from the main square Mariazell via Heiligen Brunn Gasse to Kalvarienberg.
The Kalvarienberg is one of the top 10 Mariazeller AUGENblicken: Treat yourself to your personal time out and enjoy the unique panorama at the vantage points of the Mariazeller AUGENblicke. There is time to catch your breath and let your gaze wander into the distance on the panoramic spots of Mariazell.

In the summer months we can linger on one of the benches at Calvary and enjoy the view.


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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
1,0 km
0:20 h
67 hm
67 hm
932 m
Highest point
866 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 Josefsberg or 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: Südautobahn A2 and S6 Semmering Schnellstraße to Mürzzuschlag, then via Neuberg and Mürzsteg on the B21 to Mariazell. 

Detailed information on how to get there can be found here:

From the main square of Mariazell we walk along the Heiligen-Brunn-Gasse to the beginning of the Way of the Cross.

Continue along the 14 Stations of the Cross to Calvary. The fourteen Stations of the Cross on Calvary date from 1955, the ceramic reliefs were created by Anna Heck.

The cross of Calvary bears a body of cast iron, created in the former iron foundry in the neighboring Gußwerk.


TIP: Visit the Holy Brunn Chapel.

The chapel is open from 01 May to 31 October.

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In the municipality of Mariazell there is an area-wide chargeable short term parking zone.this is valid in the time from Monday to Sunday from 09.00 o'clock to 16.00 o'clock.The tariff in the place is the following: for each half hour € 0,60 (maximum parking time 180 minutes!).

For the rest of the parking lots the following regulations apply:

P1 - parking lot at the SOCAR gas station: chargeable from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., cars € 4.50 per day, buses/trucks € 20.00 per day,Tel.: 03882/2547-12

P2 - parking garage Mariazell:

Car upper deck: obligatory fee 9 - 16 o'clock, 1st - 5th hour € 0,70 per 30 minutes, daily maximum € 7,00 per 24 hoursUnderground car park: obligatory charges 0 - 24 o'clock, 1st - 5th hour € 0,70 per 30 minutes, daily maximum € 7,00 per 24 hoursBUS upper deck: obligatory charge 9 - 16 o'clock, 1st hour € 8,00, 2nd - 5th hour € 2,00 per 30 minutes daily maximum € 24,00, minimum € 8,00 (1 hour)Parking at the post office: chargeable from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., tariff: half hour € 0,60, daily tariff € 8,40

Parking lot at the erLEBZELTEREI: chargeable from 9 - 16 o'clock, tariff: half hour € 0,60, daily tariff € 8,40

P3 - parking lot at the former Höhn company: chargeable from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., tariff: half hour € 0,50, from 5th hour free, daily tariff € 5,00

P4 - parking lot near the fire department: free of charge

P5 - parking lot near the former indoor swimming pool: fee required from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., half hour € 0.50, from 5th hour free, daily rate € 5.00

Parking near the former indoor swimming pool: chargeable from 9 am - 4 pm, half hour € 0,50, from 5th hour free, daily rate € 5,00

P7 (Bürgeralpe) - (next to the tennis court): chargeable from 9 - 16 o'clock, tariff: half hour € 0,60, daily tariff € 8,40

Parking lot at the Nordlift in St. Sebastian: suitable for buses (only for guests of the Mariazeller Bürgeralpe) - free of charge


There are enough parking ticket machines at your disposal - Attention: no change possibility - please have small change ready!

All guests staying at a business that does not have a parking lot can park for free at P3 and P5 with the guest card.

For all bus drivers: the traffic guidance system allows you to drive your bus from Wiener Straße or Wiener Neustädterstraße to the main square - here you can let your guests off in the bus bay and later pick them up again on the same way from the main square. An access from the Grazer Straße is not possible.


You can park your car with a valid disabled pass in the following places:

directly in front of the Basilica (3 parking spaces)in front of the pharmacy (1 parking space)opposite the Lebzelterei Mariazellerhof, Grazer Straße 10 (1 parking space)parking lot at the post office (2 parking spaces)Parking lot above parking deck P2 (2 parking spaces)P7-Bürgeralpe (2 parking spaces)

Tourism Association Hochsteiermark - Office Mariazeller Land

Main square 13, 8630 Mariazell

T: +43 3882 2366

Mail: tourismus@mariazell-info.at



What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

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Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
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Variable cloudiness with frequent sunny spells. Scattered showers will be possible around noon.
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