Hiking tour Maria Weißenstein
A contemplative but relatively demanding hike to South Tyrol's most famous place of pilgrimage.
On the eastern slope of the Southern South Tyrol we walk to the place where the farmer Leonhard Weißensteiner is said to have seen the Mother of God in 1533.
Starting point of the tour
Destination of the tour
At Haus Emmaus in Leifers, at the entrance to the Brantental valley, the well-signposted pilgrims' path to Maria Weißenstein begins. The wide path is lined with figures and sculptures describing the Way of the Cross of Jesus Christ. Not far from the third station of the Way of the Cross, an unmarked path turns off into the Brantental valley, where we can fortify ourselves with a snack at the Gschlößlerhof or the Buchnerhof.
Back on the pilgrimage path, after about two hours we reach the 11th station of the Way of the Cross, where you can possibly turn off to the picturesque village of Petersberg. If you stay on the pilgrimage path, you will reach the road to Deutschnofen-Petersberg, which you cross and then reach the Maria Weißenstein monastery on a moderately ascending path.
Hiking boots, rain gear
From Bozen via the state road in a southerly direction to Leifers.
In the town centre of Leifers
Type of trail
Length 10.2 km
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