The Leonhard Pilgrimage Route

It begins its 130 km at the cathedral in the city of Salzburg and has St. Leonhard near Tamsweg in Salzburg's Lungau region as its destination. The pilgrimage trail leads through beautiful landscapes, alternating between flat paths and ascents of up to 900 meters in altitude.

On the way from Salzburg to St. Leonhard you also hike through Forstau. From Mandling you reach the center of Forstau via the Brandscharte, passing the church of St. Leonhard (built in 1742) with a beautiful baroque high altar and the unique Lourdes Chapel (end of the 19th century) with stalactites from the French village of Lourdes. The hike continues along the stream path towards the south. There you will find one of the most beautiful and interesting Kneipp paths in Austria with various Kneipp stations and a medicinal herb trail. The trail continues along the 7 km long, slightly ascending gravel road to the Fallhausalm (1,370m) or Vögeialm (1,383m) in the Forstau-Winkl hiking area. From there you continue hiking to the Oberhütte at the beautifully situated Oberhüttensee (1,860m) and further into Salzburg's Lungau region to St. Leonhard.