This beautiful winter hike begins next to the Gasthof Post in Waidring, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stayed during one of his many journies. The building itself is located on a plateau offering fine views of the Steinplatte Waidring mountains. Inndeed, on a clear day you can almost see the gothic church of pilgrimage in the distance and the Gasthof St. Adolari, a good place to stop off for a drink and a snack. The church of pilgrimage dates back to the 15th century and is consecrated to Adalar, a follower of Saint Boniface. From the church it is just a short walk until you reach the start of the Pillersee lake, before following the shoreline into the centre of pretty St. Ulrich. Mozart would have ridden back in a horse and carriage, but these days there is a bus service back to the starting point in Waidring.
St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Loferer Rocky Mountains
Total hiking time
2 h 30 min
- Circular hike
Elevation uphill 220m
Vertical metres downhill 120m
Best time of year
* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.
Hausberg car park in the centre of Waidring
The hike begins at the Gasthof Post in the centre of Waidring. After a short section along the "Pillerseestraße" road towards St. Ulrich am Pillersee, turn off left at the right-hand corner onto the "Achenweg" trail and follow this all the way to the main road. Cross the road and continue up to the Alpengasthof Oberweissbach. Go past the Rechensau-Bauernhöfen farmhouse buildings and then down to the church of pilgrimage and the Gasthof St. Adolari. On the other side of the road continue to the Pillersee lake, along the shore into the centre of St. Ulrich. From here there is a free shuttle bus service back to Waidring.