• MediumLevel
  • access_time2:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt6,3 kmDistance
  • terrain968 mHighest point
  • trending_up325 mUphill
  • trending_down322 mDownhill
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Kapelle Einsiedelei Region St. Johann in Tirol

Tour information

Start your hike in the Hinterkaiser district of St. Johann in Tirol at the parking lot in front of the Rummlerhof - this is marked by 6 oversized cairns.

First you hike over a large pasture area, which now and then allows a view of the village of St. Johann in Tirol. The path leads into the Way of the Cross, designed by artist Horst Pali, up to the Maria Blut hermitage. This hermitage has been inhabited and cared for by hermits for 300 years. Through a wooded area, the trail leads steeply up to the Gmail Chapel on the Niederkaiserkamm. The path repeatedly offers beautiful views of the Kitzbüheler Horn as well as the valley basin from St. Johann to Oberndorf. Arriving at the ridge you catch a glimpse down to Kirchdorf. The Gmail Chapel is a baroque building with rococo stuccoes inside the building. A true place of power!

The descent is via the Lourdes Grotto, just 5 minutes from the Gmail Chapel you will find the statue of St. Mary Mother of God in a rocky outcrop. A St. Johann resident erected this place of thanksgiving on the occasion of his recovery after a pilgrimage to the southern French town of Lourdes.
The hike continues down through the forest to a clearing near the road. At the last bend, the trail turns right again into the forest. Passing paddocks you will get back to the hermitage Maria Blut. From here, take the same path back to the parking lot, where you can stop for a bite to eat at the Gasthof Rummlerhof.

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  • check medium difficulty / red mountain path
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  • forest path, narrow rooted trails
  • Steady trekking shoes
    Functional shirt
    Snacks and full drink bottles
    Fully charged mobile phone and charger
    First aid kit
    Sun protection
  • Starting from the region St. Johann in Tirol (Click here for driving description)
  • Parking near to Gasthof Rummlerhof  (Hinterkaiserweg 69)