Lourdes Grotto - Gmail Chapel - Bacheralm


  • MediumLevel
  • access_time4:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt7,8 kmDistance
  • terrain1238 mHighest point
  • trending_up564 mUphill
  • trending_down561 mDownhill
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Tour information

From the Mitterjäger inn, hike left in the direction of the settlement and then through the adjacent forest to the Schattern farm. Across the romantic forest area you reach the next pasture area. Here you have a beautiful view of Kirchdorf in Tirol and the Steinplatte in the background. The path now leads you varied through the forest up to the Lourdes Grotto. St. Bernadette and the Blessed Virgin Mary were carved in 2018 by the Kirchdorf sculptor Horst Pali, replacing the original statues from 1952. Continue hiking to the well-known Gmail Chapel - this special place magically attracts visitors. You will now hike further up to the Schatterkopf and down to the Metzgeralm and Bacheralm. From here, the trail leads leisurely along a narrow forest road back to the starting point. 

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Lourdes Grotto - Gmail Chapel - Bacheralm


  • check medium difficulty / red mountain path
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  • Forest and meadow trails, narrow mountain trail
  • 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) follow the Salzburger Straße and then the B176, turn left to Schwendter Straße at the parking Kramerhof (Schwendter Straße 73)
  • Postbus 4000 St. Johann in Tirol Bahnhof to Kirchdorf i. T. Gasteig
  • Parking at Kramerhof (Schwendter Straße 73)

Restaurants & infrastructure

Gmail Chapel

Gmail Chapel
Gmail Chapel
St. Johann in Tirol