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Starting place: 4926 St. Marienkirchen am Hausruck
Destination: 84503 Altötting

duration: 35h 49m
length: 132,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1.887m
Altitude difference (downhill): 2.002m

Lowest point: 357m
Highest point: 769m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

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Asphalt, unfixed, Hiking trail

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The Marien hiking path connects the old pilgrimage sites of St. Marienkirchen am Hausruck and Altötting. It is suitable both for day hikes in sections and as a long-distance hike. Attention: The Marien hiking path is not a cycle path.

Hiking and pilgrimages are becoming increasingly popular in our hectic times. However, it is important for real enjoyment that every hike is well planned. The Marien hiking trail leads through wonderful landscapes, often far away from settlements. Therefore, take enough provisions and drinks with you.

Even the pilgrims in the Baroque period made their pilgrimages along the route of the Marian hiking trail. Halfway between St. Marienkirchen am Hausruck and Altötting is Maria Schmolln, the most important place of pilgrimage in the Innviertel. Today's pilgrimage church was built between 1860 and 1863 and is one of the most important pilgrimage churches in the country.

Along the way you will find many of the so-called "Marien herbs", which are described on boards along the way. Marian herbs can be admired in the Maria Schmolln monastery garden and in the Hildegard medicinal herb garden in Kirchberg. The Marien hiking trail leads across a landscape formed by the sea and glaciers, which is extremely interesting from a geological point of view.

Directions for 7 sections

📌 Section 1: from St. Marienkirchen am Hausruck to Hinterschläge (15 km)
(marking red/white/red 1 or Marien hiking path)

We start at the church in St. Marienkirchen am Hausruck and get to Pilgersham, continue on the Hausruckwald-Kreuzweg, then on the Hohlweg (former toboggan run) steeply uphill to the Hausruckkamm and straight past the fire brigade cross to the historic boundary stone. Now we swing right into the red-white-red marked long-distance hiking trail in Hausruckwald. We reach the Turmberg (750 m). Now we continue on the ridge and we see the radio relay station of the Sulzberg (719 m), then hike down to the so-called plateau and cross the road Eberschwang - Geboltskirchen there. After a somewhat steeper ascent, a few slight ascents and descents, we come to the Ledererkopf (760 m). Here is a bench with a panoramic view on the right side (200m), now it goes steeply downhill again. We hike through the so-called "Tanzboden" (694 m), cross the Eberschwang - Holzleithen road, leave the Urhamerberg (745 m) on the left, continue until we cross the Eberschwang - Ampflwang federal road and reach Hinterschläge.

Overnight accommodation in Pramet (6 km walk or shuttle)
Follow the hiking trail to the Prameter bathing lake and then the "Hoamatland" path to Pramet. A shuttle is available from the bathing lake or from Hinterschläge (Fellner rental car Tel. +43 7754 8285).

Overnight accommodation in Ampflwang
inn Burgstallerhof, Tel. +43 7675 2350 / +43 664 9374 663 (1.5 km)
ALDIANA CLUB Ampflwang, Tel. +43 7675 4020-0 (2.2 km)
Equestrian Center Hausruckhof inn, Tel. +43 7675 2421 (2.6 km)
Hotel Restaurant Haas, Tel. +43 7675 2279 (3.5 km)

📌 Section 2: from Hinterschläge to Steiglberg (17 km)
(marking red/white/red 1 or Marien hiking path)

We enjoy the beautiful view and continue hiking through the forest area, past the Hammingerhöhe sign (refreshments and overnight stay: inn Hoblschlag). After slight ascents and descents we reach the Guggenberg (697 m) and the Feitzingerhöhe. We continue to the Hengstberg (683 m) and we reach the road to Waldzell - Frankenburg (possibility to stop and spend the night: inn Rohrmoser Maireck). This is where the alternative route Marien hiking path Waldzell round begins. At the Station of the Cross no. 8, the path leads us left onto a gravel road, past the Eckbauer, down to Schratteneck (refreshment stop: inn Schmiedwirt). We reach the Kobernaußerwald ridge, hike through it and come to the Steiglbergwarte (refreshment stop: inn Turmwirt).

Overnight accommodation in Lohnsburg am Kobernaußerwald
inn Reisecker, Tel. +43 7754 2830

shuttle options
taxi Rachbauer Waldzell, Tel. +43 664 9077936
taxi Ortbauer Waldzell, Tel. +43 664 4631464

📌 Section 3: from Steiglberg to Maria Schmolln (17 km), to Mattighofen (27 km)
(Marking red/white/red 1/810 or Marien hiking path)

The steep descent to Holzwies and Jagleck follows from the inn Turmwirt, it is now uphill - downhill until the ascent to Frauschereck follows. We continue on the forest road in the direction of Munderfing, leave it, go right through a mixed forest and reach Scherfeck, Bachleiten and Höh. We hike again through a piece of forest and come to the Maria Schmolln - Mattighofen road. Here we leave the main route of the long-distance hiking trail, cross the road and follow a forest path to the left, cross two roads and hike uphill to Maria Schmolln.

overnight stays
Pilgrims' room in the Maria Schmolln monastery, Tel. +43 676 7720811
Private room Bachleitner Barbara, Tel. +43 664 3128193
inn Bräuwirt, Tel. +43 7743 2618 (only on weekends)

The way back is from Maria Schmolln to the main route of the long-distance hiking trail. Here we now take the goods road Aicheck, reach again a large wooded area. After about 1 km we leave the main route on the right and follow the Way of St. James to Schalchen. Now we continue to Mattighofen. It continues via a staircase to the castle and the Probstei church.

Refreshments, overnight accommodation
inn "zur Schmiede", Schalchen, Tel. +43 7742 4668 (shuttle service)
inn Mattigtalerhof, Mattighofen, Tel. +43 7742 2562
Hotel Weiß, Munderfing, Tel. 07744 6251 (can be reached by ÖBB from Mattighofen train station)
inn Helpfauerhof, Helpfau-Uttendorf

📌 Section 4: from Mattighofen to Gundertshausen (23 km)
(marking red/white/red 810 or Marien hiking path)

We continue through the town square, on the main road until we meet the Trattmannsbergerweg on the right, which we follow to Pfaffstätt. (This is where the alternative route MWW Kirchbergrunde begins). Now we hike through the Siedlberg forest and come to Auerbach. Here we briefly leave path 810 and continue to Höring, further uphill to Klöpfing, Holz and Edt. Here we meet path 810 again and continue hiking through Renzlhausen to Gstaig.

refreshment possibility
room "Maria vom guten Rat"

It continues to Öppelhausen, on the ridge through a mixed forest to Eggelsberg.

Accommodation options in Gundertshausen
Schnaitl brewery inn, Tel. +43 7748 20701
inn Steinerwirt Rev. Heimhausen, Tel. +43 7748 2360

📌 Section 5: from Gundertshausen to Burghausen (22 km), to Hochburg (14 km)
(marking Marien hiking path)

In Eggelsberg we finally leave path 810. (The alternative route MWW Eggelsberg-Ibm-Runde starts here). The path leads via Eggelsberg district to Gundertshausen and on to Heimhausen district. Now we continue to the right in front of the Steinerwirt and we reach Hinterkam, Lohnsberg, Mairhof and Gilgenberg. Past the village shop and the Scharingerhof inn (Tel. +43 7728 8005). Now past the municipal office, on forest and meadow paths we reach Ruderstallgassen, cross a piece of the lower Weilhartsforst. On a gravel road we reach the Antonius chapel and continue hiking to Hochburg.

Possibility to stop and stay overnight
inn Stiftsgasthof, Tel. +43 7727 35001

Now we cross Hochburg, turn left at the gas station and continue hiking to Sengstatt, Reisach, Geretsdorf and Oberkriebach. Right here we follow the main road to Duttendorf, now left in front of the Raiffeisenbank, crossing the main road (grocery store), past the snack stand, the Burghauser window, further along a slope with a wonderful view of Burghausen.

overnight stay
inn nature friends, Tel. +43 7727 3253

Left on the narrow stepped path down to the old border bridge, further along the Austrian banks of the Salzach up the Salzach to the Maria Ach pilgrimage church. We now cross the new border bridge and reach Burghausen.
📌 Section 6: Burghausen from the new bridge - Raitenhaslach - Marienberg - Burghausen (10 km)
(Burghausen Raitenhaslach circular trail marked)

Danger! On this stage there is no continuous marking of the Marien hiking trail because of the listed old town area and the historical monuments, please follow the "Wolfgang path".

From the town square in Burghausen it goes through the Grüben, down to the Salzach, upriver along the banks of the Salzach to Raitenhaslach and on to Marienberg and back to Burghausen.

📌 Trail section 7: from Burghausen to Altötting (18 km)
(Marking Marien hiking path, in the city of Burghausen follow the marking "Wolfgang path")

The Marien hiking trail leads from the ducal town of Burghausen along the same route as a section of the Wolfgang trail, a trail that leads pilgrims in the footsteps of Saint Wolfgang from Regensburg to St. Wolfgang on Lake Wolfgang. Via the hamlets of Badhöring and Lengthal we first reach Mehring, then Hohenwart. From Hohenwart it goes slightly downhill and over the Alz to Emmerting. We cross Emmerting and reach the famous place of pilgrimage Altötting with the miraculous image of Our Lady as the destination of the Marian hiking trail.

Free parking in Altötting
square Dultplatz (entrance at Traunsteiner raod)
road Wöhrstraße
road Kolbergstraße

Taxi company in Altötting
Taxi Hansbauer, Tel. + 49 8671 6732 (also large taxi)
Taxi Holzer, Tel. +49 8671 5445

Pilgrimage and Tourist Office in Altötting
Kapellplatz 2a, phone +49 (0) 8671 5062-19,

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Starting place: 4926 St. Marienkirchen am Hausruck
Destination: 84503 Altötting

duration: 35h 49m
length: 132,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1.887m
Altitude difference (downhill): 2.002m

Lowest point: 357m
Highest point: 769m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, unfixed, Hiking trail

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