The Benedictines are one of the oldest religious orders in the Catholic Church. They bear living witness to the fact that people still follow the directives of the order's founder Benedict of Nursia. In Styria, pilgrims can set out on a route named after this important saint.
Good to know: The Benedict Route was created in 2009, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the revival of monastic life at the monastery of St. Paul in the Lavant Valley.
240 kilometres and eleven daily stages: As a whole, the Benedict Route runs from Spital am Pyhrn via Admont, Seckau, Maria Buch, Wolfsberg, St. Paul and Slovenj Gradec to Gornij Grad in Slovenia. The section in Styria leads pilgrims from monastery to monastery – more precisely, from Admont via Seckau to St. Paul in Carinthia.
The scenic highlights of the pilgrimage route certainly include the Gesäuse National Park and the crossing of the Lower Tauern mountain range. Small towns along the route provide a cultural change to the impressive natural experience. The regional associations have made it their task to maintain the tradition of pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Benedict.
A journey from monastery to monastery
The Benedict Route is the right pilgrimage route for all those who ...