Sunny Trail to St. Johann’s Winkl

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This hike starts at Antonius Chapel in the center of St. Johann in Tirol. The chapel boasts splendid ceiling frescoes representing St. Anton of Padua and, in the background, the St. Anton basilica in Padua/Italy. Just a few steps away is a magnificent deanery parish church that’s also well worth a visit. Follow Wieshoferstraße, cross the bridge, and head toward Oberhofen. Shortly after the residential houses there is a small stone shrine depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus. The hamlet of Oberhofen is home to some beautiful old farmhouses and a large old stone trough. The hike continues through meadows to the hamlet of Reitham with its grand old farmhouses and a small chapel dating from 1912. The trail continues past mountain farms, hay barns and through wide meadows. Along the way you will come across Blattl Chapel, another manifestation of popular piety in Tirol. After the small hill you get to enjoy superb views of the rugged Leoganger Steinberge mountain range, the Wildseeloder and the Spielberghorn. Old beehives and gardens with ancient fruit trees are evidence that old agrarian traditions are still cherished here. At the end of the hike you will come across another small chapel, dating from the 19th century. From the chapel it’s only a few minutes to the main road where you can catch a bus back to St. Johann in Tirol.

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