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From monastery to monastery

Benedict Route

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.

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The 8 stages of the Benedict Route

A journey from monastery to monastery

All stages at a glance

Is the Benedict Route the right one for you? 

The Benedict Route is the right pilgrimage route for all those who ...

  • ... are enthusiastic not only about finding themselves but also about scenic highlights such as the Gesäuse National Park or crossing the Lower Tauern mountain range.
  • ... are fascinated by the directives and biblical teachings of Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Benedictine order.
  • ... would like to take part in a guided pilgrimage hike regularly offered by the Benedikt be-Weg-t association.

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