Pilgrimage Trail

Starting at the Christkindl Pilgrimage Church you set out on a guided pilgrimage following in the footsteps of Ferdinand Sertl whose recovery from a serious illness led to the foundation of Christikindl. The first stop is at Garsten (walking time approx. 1 h) where Anselm Angerer, builder of the Christkindl Church, was the abbot of the Benedictine Monastery. Just listen to the powerful sounds of the new organ playing in the former monastery church!


Then walk along the Enns River to the Parish Church in Steyr, where Ferdinand Sertl held the position of “Stadtkapellmeister”: He was also caretaker of the fire house right next to the Parish Church tower (walking time approx. 50 min). Prayers in the Parish Church, accompanied by music.


The last leg of the pilgrimage leads back to Christkindl where Ferdinand Sertl was healed of epilepsy after many hours of patient praying (walking time approx. 30 min). A short concert in the Christkindl Pilgrimage Church presented by Veronika and Andreas Kelcher concludes the pilgrimage.

Set out into the New Year together with our pilgrimage guides.


Dates 2020:

4 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020


Start: at 1.00 pm
Duration: about 2,5 hours, End at 5.30 pm


Meeting Point:

Christkindl pilgrimage church



€ 10,- per person

Bookings must be made at least one day prior to the pilgrimage date via the Steyr Tourist Office.

The Christkindl pilgrimage trail is marked along its entire route with white-green signs and is open all year round.



Tourismusverband Steyr
am Nationalpark
Stadtplatz 27, 4402 Steyr
Phone: +43 (0)7252/53229-0
Fax: +43 (0)7252/53229-15