The Way of St James
Many stages of the popular pilgrimage pass through Innsbruck and its surroundings. Fantastic panoramas, secluded paths and pilgrimage churches await each visitor. We've put together an overview of the stages around Innsbruck.
Pilgrimages on the Way of St James
The Way of St James – for many, a life's ambition. Naturally, the famous stretch over the Pyrenees is at the top of most people's lists, but not everyone can take two months off to walk this section. Some people even start their pilgrimage from their front doors in northern or central Europe, while others train for months for the long walk to Santiago de Compostela. For all of these, our section of the Way of St James is close to their hearts.
Innsbruck and Santiago are closely connected. The baroque cathedral in Innsbruck with Lucas Cranach the Elder's painting Mary of Succour is dedicated to St James, and a hostel here offers pilgrims overnight accommodation during the summer months. The parish's Community of St James looks after the needs and desires of the pilgrim community, and trained pilgrim guides offer special walks.