Walk the Weinviertel section of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail, © Weinviertel Tourismus / Christine Wurnig

The Journey is the destination: Weinviertel section of the Camino de Santiago

Join the Jakobsweg pilgrimage trail and walk through the gently rolling hills of the Weinviertel at your own pace.

153km leading through the picturesque Weinviertel along a section of the Camino de Santiago – known locally as the Jakobsweg. 153,000 steps to finding yourself.

The Weinviertel section of the Camino de Santiago is easy to manage in six phases, with individual stretches ideal for a weekend pilgrimage trail experience. The landscapes encountered along the Weinviertel section of the Camino de Santiago (Jakobsweg) are as different as the reasons why people choose to undertake a pilgrimage walk – leaving your everyday cares behind, looking for meaning or simply conquering a sporting challenge. Passing vineyards and quaint cellar lanes, crossing the Buschberg (the highest point in the Weinviertel) and tacking along the Wagram ridge, this part of the Camino de Santiago, which is sometimes referred to in English as the Way of Saint James, stretches for more than 150km from the northern Weinviertel to the town of Krems an der Donau.

The perfect getaway for hikers...

Focusing on what matters most in life is particularly easy in the Weinviertel. History, local customs and religion all come together to create an authentic experience, while the legendary Weinviertel hospitality will soon help put your day-to-day concerns into perspective. The clearly-signposted trails run from church to church, criss-crossing through Europe. Displayed the length and breadth of the trail, the scallop symbol ensures that people making the Santiago di Camino pilgrimage can always find their way.

Leisurely walks in the Weinviertel

Wherever you go in the Weinviertel, leisurely enjoyment is never far away – and there is no better way to experience it than by joining the pilgrimage trail. Regional delicacies from the region’s restaurateurs or a delicious snack from an authentic Heuriger wine tavern provide sustenance for the journey ahead. A good glass of Weinviertel DAC after a long day’s walk provides the ideal opportunity to reflect on everything experienced on your travels.

Weinviertel section of the Camino de Santiago