Stage 09 from Kals to Heiligenblut

Almost at home: under the sky-high Großglockner along to the destination of your Pilgrimage Trail, the legendary mountaineering village Heiligenblut.

The most important at a glance

distance
22.5 km
altitude meters uphill
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1411 m
altitude meters downhill
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1438 m
total walking time
8 h
highest point
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2654 m
difficulty
🞽
average
starting point:
Kals
destination point:
Heiligenblut

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Current weather conditions

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Description

You start your pilgrimage stage in the center of Kals and walk in an easterly direction along path no. 702B to the Lucknerhaus, which invites you to stop for a bite to eat. From here the ascent begins along trail no. 714 past the Schliederle Alm to the Glorer Hütte at Berger Törl, a high alpine shelter at 2.642 m above sea level offering accommodation and refreshments.


After a break, continue along the increasingly flat path no. 714 in the direction of Berger Ochsnerhütte and there turn right onto path no. 702B in the direction of Leiteralm. After you have reached the Trogalm at the exit of the Leitertal valley, another steeper descent follows towards the Leiterfall and Briccius Chapel, where you take a rest and look at the information panels about the legendary village and the healing power of its spring water. Following the "Heilwasserweg Briccius" you hike through the Sattelalm and reach the Haritzersteig, which after a long pilgrimage brings you to your destination, the pilgrimage church of Heiligenblut.


Along the Trail


Gössnitz Waterfall

Shortly before Heiligenblut, the Gössnitzbach stream demonstrates the power of nature. It falls from a height of 70 m into the valley. You need to be sure-footed at the viewing platform.


St. Vinzenz (Heiligenblut)

In the famous pilgrimage church, on the left side of the sanctuary in the so-called sacrament house, there is a bottle of the "Holy Blood" of the Danish commander Briccius. His legend is depicted in impressive pictures in the church. Also worth seeing is the Gothic high altar from 1520 by the Pacher school.

In Kals as well as in Heiligenblut there are impressive memorials for the mountaineers that passed away at the Glockner, including name, age, origin and date of accident.


 

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