Strasseggwirt in Almenland nature Park | © Steiermark Tourismus | Leo Himsl | ETZ-Pilgrimage Europe SI-AT Strasseggwirt in Almenland nature Park | © Steiermark Tourismus | Leo Himsl | ETZ-Pilgrimage Europe SI-AT
A pilgrimage route with long-standing tradition

Mariazell Route

Almost one million pilgrims make the annual pilgrimage to Mariazell in the north of Styria. The goal of every one of them: seeing the Magna Mater Austriae with their own eyes. The pilgrimage routes to the largest place of pilgrimage in Central Europe are well signposted and lined with charming villages, small historic towns and countless sights.

A pilgrimage on the long-distance hiking trail no. 06 or on the Mariazell Founders' Route is a different kind of holiday: Because even if the pilgrims' motivation is different, all hikers embark on an impressive journey to themselves.

The Mariazell Pilgrims' Route Network

The Mariazell Pilgrims' Route Network 06 was opened in 1980. Since then, pilgrimage routes run through the federal states of Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Carinthia and Styria. The network consists of several traditional pilgrimage routes such as the Via Sacra and covers an impressive total length of about 1,300 kilometres.

The Mariazell Pilgrims' Routes not only connect seven federal states – the route system also links the federal state capitals of Vienna, St. Pölten, Eisenstadt, Salzburg, Linz, Klagenfurt and Graz with Mariazell. The Carinthian and Styrian Mariazell Routes meet in Eibiswald and, from there on, lead to Mariazell via Graz, East Styria and Upper Styria.

Is this pilgrimage route the right one for you?

The various Mariazell Routes are the right pilgrimage routes for all those who ...

  • ... would like to walk one of the most famous pilgrimage routes in Central Europe.
  • ... are fascinated by Mariazell as the most important place of Marian devotion.
  • ... can hardly wait to follow in the footsteps of countless other pilgrims. After all, Mariazell has been Austria's pilgrimage destination number one for many centuries.

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