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The Falkenstein Rock: legendary walking routes of Lake Wolfgang

A place of extraordinary energy, legends and myths: the Falkenstein Rock

View to the Hochzeitskreuz with boats
Falkenstein Rock 

The Falkenstein Rock at Lake Wolfgang invites you to explore the legendary walking routes at Lake Wolfgang. This is an ancient Celtic cult place in St. Wolfgang, the home of the legend surrounding Saint Wolfgang and a pilgrimage place to this day.

The Falkenstein Rock is easily reached on foot from St. Wolfgang – explore this legendary place of energy for yourself and encounter one of the most beautiful walking routes at Lake Wolfgang while doing so.

Falkenstein Rock:
place of ancient Celtic culture and one of the most beautiful walking routes at Lake Wolfgang

Long before the Christian legend surrounding Saint Wolfgang, the former Bishop of Regensburg, came to life at the Falkenstein Rock, the mystic mountain above Lake Wolfgang was an important Celtic culture site. The “crawl-through-rock” or “slip rock”, a stone which you can crawl through to be freed from your sins, still reminds of these past times in the Falkenstein pilgrimage chapel.

Historic Celtic origins and beautiful walking routes at Lake Wolfgang today

Local regional Celtic customs blend with the Christian legend of Bishop Wolfgang from Regensburg at the Falkenstein Rock. According to the story St Wolfgang led an ascetic life at the Falkenstein. One day he had had enough and threw his axe into the air, intending to build a church wherever he found it again. At the shores of the Abersee lake, today’s Lake Wolfgang, he found the axe and built the first church of St. Wolfgang. Soon after people started worshipping the holy bishop and to this day pilgrims are drawn to the Falkenstein Rock and the pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang.

Walking routes at Lake Wolfgang via the Falkenstein to St. Gilgen

Take three hours during your holidays at the White Horse Inn to traverse the Falkenstein rock. From St. Wolfgang start towards Ried and follow the road, which soon starts to rise. You will reach the forest and a wide road leading up the mountain where you will find the Falkenstein and the chapel. From there it’s a steep downhill road towards Fürberg and along the shores of Lake Wolfgang to St. Gilgen. Take the boat back to the White Horse Inn, which is located right next to the boat jetty of St. Wolfgang.

Discover the legends and stories surrounding Lake Wolfgang, St. Wolfgang and the mystic places of energy during your walking tours at Lake Wolfgang. Your first step: the online enquiry – or alternatively you can book your room or holiday apartment at the White Horse Inn online now.


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