"Brief description:The spiritual introduction to the path takes place in the famous Cistercian monastery of Stams with its art treasures as well as in the pilgrimage site of Maria Locherboden above Mötz. Far from the main roads, the route leads through an enchanting landscape with many chapels.

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4 - 5

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611

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427

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11

max°

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FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Jakobsweg Tirol-AllgäuThis very attractive alpine Jakobsweg route, both scenically and culturally, leads off the main roads over three Alpine passes, namely the Fernpass, the old Gaichtpass and the Jochpass.

It crosses some of the most attractive hiking and holiday areas in Tyrol and southern Upper Allgäu on ancient Roman, trade and pilgrimage routes, and Jakobs pilgrims can undoubtedly look forward to a particularly impressive route.

All the more so since this mostly leads through rural and tranquil mountain regions, where people have been deeply influenced for centuries by faith and fear of the forces of nature.

Therefore, these regions are particularly rich in churches and chapels with numerous art historical jewels, often from very different epochs.

In connection with the magnificent panoramic views, the constantly changing perspectives and the meditative, sometimes nevertheless strenuous hiking through these alpine natural landscapes, this "camino" becomes an unforgettable path that demands all the senses, rich in intensive experiences, encounters, experiences and perhaps also new insights about oneself.Integration into the Jakobsweg network of Austria and GermanyThe Jakobsweg Tirol-Allgäu in Stams connects to the German-Austrian Jakobsweg from Munich along the Isar, Loisach, Leutascher Ache and Inn rivers as well as to the two Austrian Jakobsweg that unite in Innsbruck: the route from Lofer/Salzburg to Innsbruck and the route from Lienz to Innsbruck.

From Innsbruck this bundled Jakobsweg stream continues via Stams to the Arlberg or from Stams to the route Tirol-Allgäu.

Pilgrim's stamp and pilgrim's identity cardIn the Jakobskapellen and the churches mentioned in the text there are stamp places along the Jakobsweg.

These pilgrim stamps are beautiful memories in your own pilgrim diary.

In the intrnat.

recognized pilgrim identity card they serve as proof for the mastered route.

As an official document, the pilgrim's identity card also makes it possible to stay overnight in special pilgrim accommodation, of which there is still little on this route.

Directions: Stams Abbey is internationally known for its artfully restored baroque monastery church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, a "basilica minor", and for its masterpieces of sacred art.

Right next door is the Stams ski high school, from which many Austrian skiing stars have emerged, including Anita Wachter, Stephan Eberharter and Gregor Schlierenzauer.

From the Stams monastery (stamp office) west through the Stamser Eichenwald, past the sports field and on towards Staudach.

ATTENTION: here the paths Jakobsweg Tirol and Tirol/Allgäu separate.

After the bridge in the district of Staudach, north towards Mötz railway station and railway underpass.

Continue over the Inn bridge to the village centre of Mötz with its Florian fountain and Maria Schnee parish church in baroque style.

Behind the fountain, follow the marked path to the end of Königsgasse and walk along the narrow, steep gorge path up to the 25-metre-high waterfall and on to the sunny plateau, which lies beneath the mighty rock faces of the Mieminger chain.

Klamm Castle (13th century) is privately owned.

Then you hike on the panoramic salt trail westwards to the Marienkapelle chapel and to the Klammer Mühle, where you briefly hike up to the right to the parish church of St.

Joseph (completed 1780) of Obsteig.

After about 600 metres, turn left along the main road until you turn right into the larch meadows after the community centre of Obsteig and walk west towards Arzkasten.

Shortly after the small Mariahilf Chapel, the hamlet of Weisland follows with the Chapel of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (1985), where you can admire an altarpiece by Franz Anton Zeiller from Reutte, which is considered one of the most beautiful chapel paintings in Tyrol.

At the end of the village at the large chapel "Zur Heiligen Familie" the old Roman road leads steeply down from Holzleiten to Dormitz with its pilgrimage church St.

Nikolaus and a statue of James the Elder next to the high altar.

However, the pilgrim path branches off sharply to the right after the first houses in Dormitz-Roßbach, directly in front of the campsite.

The narrow Reitergassl runs behind the campsite and stream along the slope towards Nassereith to a fork at the edge of the forest with a view of the village.

Here briefly uphill in the forest and along the climbing garden and Lake Nassereither directly to the neo-Romanesque parish church "Zu den Heiligen Drei Königen", with a gilded statue of James (around 1790) and frescoes in the Nazarene style.

Tip from the author: Arrive for sightseeing the day before departure.

Stift Stams: "http://www.stiftstams.at/"www.stiftstams.at The place of pilgrimage Maria Locherboden, high above Mötz and off the route, is also a must: "http://www.locherboden.at/"www.locherboden.at , Kneippanlage und Tschirgant- Bad in Nassereith.Safety information: It should be noted that there may be an increased risk of accident and injury on pilgrim paths.

Despite careful route planning, a basic risk always remains.

Tour preparation through endurance sports, appropriate technical training and mental preparation reduces the risk of accidents and risks.

Equipment: Personal pilgrim equipment must be safe, usable and in accordance with the relevant technical standards.

The rucksack should not exceed the weight of 15 kg.

Every pilgrim is advised to obtain detailed information and to prepare himself in specialist literature or on the Internet.