Every year on the Feast of St. Peter & Paul (28 June), thousands of pilgrims make the journey from Seidlwinkltal in Rauris, SalzburgerLand, over the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road to Heiligenblut in Carinthia.
The Glockner Pilgrimage is Salzburg’s biggest and can be traced all the way back to the 15th century. According to tradition, the pilgrimage has its roots in a vow made at the end of the Middle Ages, at a time when the pilgrims sought protection from the plague and wolves. Today, thousands of pilgrims take part in this pilgrimage from Seidlwinkltal or Fusch an der Glocknerstrasse to Heiligenblut.
At 7 a.m., the pilgrimage begins with morning mass at the Rauriser Tauernhaus in Seidlwinkltal. The pilgrimage route leads via the Litzlhofalm and the beautiful valley head in Seidlwinkltal, then high up along the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road. At the Hochtor, pilgrims from Rauris meet up with those from Fusch / Ferleiten. Prayer rest stops are set up along the entire route:
The pilgrimage officially ends on 29 June with the pilgrims’ mass and confession. Some pilgrims combine the pilgrimage with a crossing of the 3,106 m-high Hoher Sonnblick, departing from Fleisstal / Zirbensee. Their pilgrimage then ends at Kolm Saigurn valley head. . Contact numbers for the transfer from Heiligenblut - Fleisstal:Taxi Fleissner: T: +43 664 38 36 311For pilgrims the postbus line offers a special service on 29.06. from Kolm Saigurn.
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