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The Jerusalem Way is the world's longest pilgrimage and an international peace and culture route!

The Jerusalem Way connects religions and peoples in a unique peace project.

The Jerusalem Way stands for mutual recognition and tolerance.

Love, the most powerful force in the universe, penetrates, illuminates everything and builds bridges between all people!


Pilgrims create openness to encounters, dismantle prejudices and fears, and strengthen trust - basic trust. The supposed boundaries between peoples and religions can be bridged by individuals with love and mutual respect.

Pilgrimage and mark together from Lofer to Linz

Invitation: "Joint pilgrimage week" on the Jerusalemweg in Austria from Lofer in the state of Salzburg to the city of peace Linz! Date: Friday, September 15 – Saturday, September 23, 2023

We are making a pilgrimage in an easterly direction, towards the sun on the way to Jerusalem... From Lofer to Linz to the ceremonial installation of the Jerusalem Way Peace Dove in front of the New Town Hall in the Peace City of Linz!


Some of the highlights along the way are: Lofer, picture-perfect hike along the Saalach and through the imposing Innersbach Gorge, Unken, Bad Reichenhall, Salzburg, Pilgrimage basilica Maria Plain, Wallersee, Vöcklabruck, Lambach Abbey, Wilhering Abbey. And finally, on Saturday, September 23, 2023, arrival in Linz for the ceremonial installation and blessing of the Jerusalem Way Peace Dove as part of the interreligious ceremony.


>>> Link to the ceremonial opening in Linz <<

It was a great pilgrimage week!
Here are some pictures:



Arrive yourself by train/bus to Lofer on Friday, September 15, 2023 by noon! A picture-book stage awaits us in the afternoon as a wonderful introductory hike! We walk through the beautiful Jerusalemweg Innersbach Gorge and have a view of the "three brothers"! We'll take a break in the vital oasis and overnight stay is in Hotel Friedlwirt in Unken. Participation in individual daily stages is possible (self-directed). Tip: See all GPS stages of the Jerusalemweg Austria here: open link

- DAILY RATE: € 10 to 15 per day (depending on the number of participants)

- OVERNIGHT STAY: Night € 40.- to 50.- guest house or otherwise dormitory / gymnasium with sleeping bag

- GETTING THERE: Meeting point on 15.9. at noon in Lofer, arrival ÖBB (own arrangement)

- GROUP SIZE: About 12 people from Lofer to Wilhering Abbey. From Wilhering to Linz there is no limit to the number of participants! Please participate actively.

€ 100.- or aliquot for shorter participation on the club account


- INFO / REGISTRATION: Please register as soon as possible so that we can organize accommodation. Email to: austria@jerusalemway.org


Overview of stage start / overnight stay

1. September 15, 2023 Lofer to Unken = about 12 km 

2. September 16, 2023 Unken to Hinterreit / Gois = about 25 km

3. September 17, 2023 Hinterreit / Gois to Eugendorf = about 27 km         

4. September 18, 2023 Eugendorf to Schwaigern = about 30 km

5. September 19, 2023 Schwaigern to Vöcklabruck = about 25 km

6. September 20, 2023 Vöcklabruck to Lambach = about 25 km        

7. September 21, 2023 Lambach to Marchtrenk = about 26 km         

8. September 22, 2023 Marchtrenk to Wilhering Abbey = about 28 km

9. September 23, 2023 Wilhering Abbey to Linz = about 12 km



From Wilhering Abbey to Linz there is no limit to the number of participants!
We ask for numerous participation. Thank you very much!

Return by bus & train from Linz with all connection options. Subject to program changes.


In addition to registering for the entire trip, there is of course also the option of registering for individual stages to register. We would be very happy about active participation, especially in the final stage from Wilhering Abbey to Linz! The meeting point is at the collegiate church at 09:00 a.m. with a pilgrim blessing from Abbot Reinhold Dessl!


We ask that you register as soon as possible by email austria@jerusalemway.org or by phone at +436642215201. registration form open as a PDF here (German)


Condition & Equipment: Easy hikes for sure-footed pilgrims with average fitness. We hike with our backpack on hiking, forest and field paths, gravel roads and partly asphalt. The walking time is around 5 to 8 hours spread throughout the day. The route takes us through easy terrain; any climbs will be planned with plenty of breaks. We hike with backpacks and, depending on the size of the group, also with a support vehicle / shuttle service to the accommodation.


The “JERUSALEM WAY International Peace Team” association assumes no liability whatsoever, and the organizer and the pilgrim escort are not liable for any damage or accidents. Participation is at your own risk. Finally, we would like to point out that all pilgrims must be in appropriate physical and mental condition. Errors and changes in the program reserved!

 International Peace Team registered association

4341 Arbing / Austria