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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: The old Roman Via Claudia Augusta at the Fernpass was one of the most important trade routes over the Alps and the southern German area with northern Italy.
This old pass was also used by the salt workers and pilgrims to Jakob.
From Nassereith (838 m) follow the signposted path through woods and meadows to the camping site below the HotelSchloss Fernsteinsee.
A marked path (Adler-/Jakobsweg)in the forest with an underpass makes it easier to reach the campsite without having to cross the long-distance pass road.
From the campsite you can reach the old castle gate in an archway.
After crossing the lake, follow the path to the left up into the forest, partly with a view down to Fernsteinsee with island and the smaller Samerangerseedaneben.
The path continues in the direction of Fernpassshöhe with a view of the Zugspitze, past the chapel and through the underpass in the direction of Biberwier.
At the clearing "Zur schönenAussicht" the pilgrim path branches off sharply to the left and on a steep gravel path leads almost down to the pass road.
After a short ascent you descend further to the shore path of the Weißensee.
At the end of the lake, follow the creek to the gate at the car park on the road L71, cross the creek and walk right for about 150 metres along another creek up to the signpost.
Following the path to the left, you come to a wide driveway that runs parallel to the L71 long-distance pass road through the forest to the Marienbergweg and to the valley station of the Marienbergbahn in Biberwier.
Continue straight ahead, past the tennis and campsite and keep left on the Muehlsteig to the Rauth district.
Continue into the village and through the village park directly to the parish church.
Behind it a beautiful grass path leads down to the crossroads, which is crossed.
After a few meters on Lermooser Landstraße turn right to the last houses before Moos.
With a magnificent view of the mountains, one crosses the fields and meadows under rich, last left, Lermoos.
Tip from the author: The chapel above at the Fernpass is closed.
Hotel Schloss Fernsteinsee lies in a great location and is famous for its fine cuisine and confectionery.
Tschirgantbad in Nassereith (indoor swimming pool with sauna), in Biberwier two lakes and in Leemoos the wonderfully situated panorama swimming pool.
Safety information: Please note that there may be an increased risk of accidents and injuries 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.