Tourismusverband Naturpark Almenland
Telefon: 0043 (0)3179 / 23000-0
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This straightforward loop trail includes 13 stations connecting the springs and fountains around Heilbrunn. Beautifully designed rest areas invite you to pause, contemplate or just enjoy the view. Visit www.hbweg.at for corresponding spiritual stories. The accompanying booklet is available free of charge from innkeepers and the parish church.
The name of the Brandlucken, a “clearing” between the Sommeralm and St. Kathrein am Offenegg, goes back to slash-and-burn agriculture. In the 13th and 14th centuries the demand for land led to settlements at higher elevations. Grain was mainly grown on the areas cleared in this manner until the 19th century.
Heilbrunn is a place of pilgrimage going back to the 17th century, when a cross was erected at the spring known to have healing powers. Before the church stands a chapel with a group of sculptures depicting the Visitation. The healing waters are said to help with eye complaints in particular.
Start/end: churche of pilgrimage Heilbrunn or Brandluckner Huab'n
Parking: churche of pilgrimage Heilbrunn or Brandluckner Huab'n
Duration: 5,8 km | 2 hours
Altitude difference: 235 m