Puch: Rosenkranzweg from Puch to St. Jakob (No. 10/10a - TVB Puch))
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4. Station des Rosenkranzweges in Puch bei SalzburgPhoto: Tourismusverband Puch, Gästeservice Tennengau
The first station is at the beginning of the Sillergut path shortly after the turn-off from the Vollererhof road.
- Several places to stop in Puch and St. Jakob am Thurn: see www.puch-salzburg.com
- The Seerundweg in St. Jakob is highly recommended.
- In May there is always a parish procession followed by May devotions in the Loretto Chapel.
Track typesShow elevation profile
Safety informationThis hiking path is indicated by yellow hiking signs as week as a simple red-white-red symbol in between.
Tips and hints
After the first station, the path leads into a patch of forest, across a half-open bridge to the second station, where there is also a bench to rest on. From there, continue on a path through forest and fields until you see the sign for the "Rosenkranzweg", with the path now leading through the forest and across a bridge once more. Here, you will again come to the paved road running to the Sillergut and to the third station. Stay on this road, uphill to the right and past the Sillergut, now entering a forest. This stage is more steeply uphill and, after a short, straight stretch, we come to the second and final steep section of the Rosenkranzweg.
Before reaching the Risolstraße, we find the fourth station on our right next to a bench. There you will also find the stamping station for the Tennengau Hiking Pass (4 points). Immediately after this, we come to the paved road. From there, our hike is all downhill and straight ahead. After several meters, we come to the fifth and last station of the Rosenkranzweg on the right-hand side. After another 800 meters on the paved road, our destination is reached - the pilgrimage church of St. James the Greater along with the Loreto Chapel.
Here, you will be rewarded by a stroll around the small lake (No. 10a). Return to Puch along the same route or walk down the road to Haslach, where you can catch the bus.
Public-transport-friendlyBy bus: The No. 160 coming from Salzburg City stops right outside Puch village hall. Coming from Hallein, get off either at the stop in front of Bäckerei Pföss (across from the fire station) or, after the village hall, opposite the parish church.
By train: Puch has 2 stops on the suburban railway (S-Bahn). One is close to the town center and one is at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Puch Urstein. Both offer free parking.
Getting thereBy car from Vienna on the A1 autobahn or from Munich on the A9, shortly before reaching the Tennengau (Hallein) you will come to a big interchange where you will merge onto the A10 (Tauern Autobahn), continuing south. Puch/Urstein (Exit 11) is the northernmost autobahn exit in Tennengau. If you are driving in from the south on the A10 from Villach/Kärnten, also leave the Tauern Autobahn in Puch Urstein, taking Exit 11. From this exit. drive either south into Puch itself or north following signs for Salzburg City as far as St. Jakob am Thurn.
ParkingPublic parking in the center of Puch (next to the village hall) or at the sports field in St. Jakob am Thurn.
Book recommendation by the author
- The Rosary Way brochure to the Loretto Chapel from Puch to St. Jakob am Thurn is available in the parish churches!
- The Tennengau Hiking Passport for collecting stamps for the Tennengau Hiking Needles is available free of charge at all 14 Tennengau tourist offices and at the Tennengau Guest Service.
Author’s map recommendations
- Free panorama map with information on all hiking trails and cycle routes in Puch are available at the tourist office at the Puch Municipal Office!
- The Tennengau Hiking Map with book at €6.50 is available at all 14 Tennengau tourist offices and at the Tennengau Guest Service.
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EquipmentNo special equipment required!
- Normal hiking equipment with sturdy shoes.
- Clothing suitable for the weather
- Drinking water and food if necessary
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