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Start Point

Porta Claudia Scharnitz

End Point

Zirl Pfarrkirche

Difficulty

Easy

Total Distance

21,50 km

Descent Meters

317 m

Ascent Meters

637 m

Highest Point

1198 m

Total Time

06:30 h

Status

Partially open

Map & Elevation Profile

Start Point

Porta Claudia Scharnitz

End Point

Zirl Pfarrkirche

Difficulty

Easy

Total Distance

21,50 km

Descent Meters

317 m

Ascent Meters

637 m

Highest Point

1198 m

Total Time

06:30 h

Status

Partially open

Hiking

Best Time

Partially open

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Hiking

Pilgrimage trail

Attention: The Via Romea path is closed due to forestry use. Local bypasses for pedestrians and cyclists are possible.

Route: Porta Claudia – Scharnitz – Seefeld // Seefeld – Auland – Reith – Leithen – Zirl - Innsbruck

The fact that all roads lead to Rome has long been known, not only among pilgrims. With the Via Romea, a historic pilgrimage route from Stade near Hamburg via Tyrol to Rome has recently been officially certified.

 

The pilgrimage route, which covers a total of 2,200 kilometers, goes back to Albert von Stade, abbot of the German monastery of the same name, who meticulously documented his pilgrimage to Rome, including a papal audience with Gregory IX in 1236. Thus, the pilgrimage route, which he christened "Via Romea", could be precisely reconstructed. Today, the maintenance is shared by the German and Italian association "Via Romea Germanica".

One of the most beautiful sections of the pilgrimage trail leads over 80 kilometers and four stages through Tyrol and the extensive natural diversity of the Region Seefeld - Tirols Hochplateau. At Scharnitz, in the shadow of the historic Alpine fortress Porta Claudia, pilgrims set foot on Tyrolean soil for the first time. Following in the footsteps of the

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Features & Characteristics

Start Point

Porta Claudia Scharnitz

End Point

Zirl Pfarrkirche

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