Benedict Pilgrimage Trail Kremstal

Exploring the Kremstal - on the Benedict pilgrimage route Kremstal

The newly opened Benedict Pilgrimage Trail Kremstal is a wonderful circular route that branches off from the Benedict Pilgrimage Trail Upper Austria in Schlierbach.

With a length of 45 km and three daily stages through the beautiful Upper Austrian Kremstal valley, this pilgrimage trail is a wonderful experience, even for novice pilgrims.

Opened in spring 2024, the circular route starts at the impressive Schlierbach Abbey and then leads through the Wartberger Au. The Genuss- und Erlebnishof Mayr farm is certainly a highlight. The trail continues past the Magdalenaberg to the Georgenberg, which is a spiritual place of power. The ascent to Grillparz is rewarded with an impressive view far across the Kremstal and will definitely be remembered.

The circular trail is embedded in a magnificent valley landscape. The villages of Schlierbach, Nußbach, Wartberg, Inzersdorf, Pettenbach, Micheldorf, the district capital of Kirchdorf and Oberschlierbach are crossed along the way.

The stages

The Benedikt pilgrimage route is divided into three stages. These are between 15 and 23 km long and involve overcoming 1100 metres in altitude.

Details of the individual stages and the exact route can be found below. You can access the individual stages by clicking to the right. 

Benedict Pilgrimage Upper Austria

From monastery to monastery

Named after St Benedict of Nursia, the patron saint of Europe, the Benedict Pilgrimage Route is a place of encounter and movement. Travelling across Europe - from Pluscarden (Scotland) to Montecassino (Italy) - it connects monasteries, nature and people.

Stages in Steyr and the National Park region:

Stage N10 leads from Klaus/Pyhrnbahn to Schlierbach Monastery, on stage N11 the trail continues from Schlierbach to Kremsmünster.

Special highlights along the way:

  • Benedictine monastery Kremsmünster
  • Cistercian monastery Schlierbach 
  • Altpernstein Castle
  • Steyrdurchbruch art nouveau power station
  • Frauenstein pilgrimage church

By the way: The Benedict Pilgrimage Route Upper Austria is signposted in both directions.