Every journey begins with a first step ...

The Jerusalem Way is the world's longest pilgrimage and 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.

The City of Peace Linz becomes a partner of the Jerusalemweg!
Invitation: Festive installation of the dove of peace in Linz on September 23, 2023! And before that "Joint Pilgrimage Week" on the Jerusalemweg on foot from Lofer to Linz to the dove of peace!

Meeting point is at 09:00 a.m. in front of the Wilhering Collegiate Church, blessing of the pilgrims by Abbot Reinhold Dessl. We walk the 12 km stage together to Linz, arrival in the Hauptlatz area at around 13:30 p.m. with a pilgrim snack from the city of Linz in the Salzamt studio building! At 15.00 p.m.: Speech by Mayor MMag. Klaus Luger as representative of the City of Peace Linz and presentation of the Jerusalemweg peace project in the Salzamt studio building. At 15:30 p.m.: TOGETHER we take the last steps on the longest peace path in the world to the peace dove, the route takes us via the main square and the Nibelungen Bridge to the new town hall. At 16:00 p.m.: Unveiling / blessing of the Jerusalemweg Dove of Peace on the forecourt of the New Town Hall with musical accompaniment by the Magistratsmusik.

The installation of the dove of peace will take place during an interreligious ceremony with Bishop Dr. Manfred Scheuer, the President of the Jewish Community, Dr. Charlotte Herman, as well as other representatives of the religious communities and guests of honour.


We ask for numerous participation. Thank you very much!


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.



Own arrival by train / bus on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 until noon to Lofer! A picture book stage awaits us in the afternoon as a fantastic start-up hike! We walk along the Jerusalemweg through the beautiful Innersbach Gorge and have a view of the "three brothers"! We'll take a break in the vital oasis and overnight stay is in Landhotel Kirchenwirt in Unken. Participation in individual daily stages is possible (own direction). Tip: All GPS stages of the Jerusalemweg Austria see 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: 5 to 12 people from Lofer to Wilhering Abbey.
  From Wilhering to Linz there is no limit to the number of participants!

€ 100.- when registering for the club account


- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2023 email to: austria@jerusalemway.org



Overview of stage start / overnight stay

(Accommodations are still being finalized)

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

2. September 16, 2023 Unken to Hinterreit = 23 km

3. September 17, 2023 Hinterreit to Eugendorf = 29 km         

4. September 18, 2023 Eugendorf to Oberhofen = 23 km

5. September 19, 2023 Oberhofen to Vöcklabruck = 34 km

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

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

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

9. September 23, 2023 Wilhering Abbey to Linz = 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. Especially in the final stage from Wilhering Abbey to Linz, we would be very happy about a lively participation! Meeting point is at the collegiate church at 09.00 a.m. with pilgrim blessing by 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 times are about 5 to 8 hours spread over the day. The route takes us through easy terrain, any ascents are planned with sufficient breaks. We backpack with no support vehicle.

The “JERUSALEM WAY International Peace Team” association assumes no liability whatsoever, and the organizer and the pilgrims accompanying them are also 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 reasonable physical and mental condition. Errors and changes in the program reserved!

Background to the Jerusalem Way: The Jerusalem Way leads from Europe in an easterly direction towards the sunrise – symbolically towards life. The network of paths of the Jerusalem Way is similar to a river system, it connects various paths and routes on the way to the east and has been constantly expanding since its inception (2010) - currently 18 countries and 2 continents are connected!


With a distance of more than 8000 km, the Jerusalem Way is the longest peace and pilgrimage way in the world!

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