- Suitable for families
- culturally interesting
The "Prelates-path" leads past the market church, uphill until just before the end of the town. The path leads to the left between the houses to Mühlbach stream. On Höhe Stift head to the right into Klosterwald forest to the "dormouse"-cottage. Continue to the "Rushing Bach", down to the old hammer mill. On the main road on the left at the edge of the forest to Engelszell Abbey and the market town hall.
Quality of experience: ***
- Refreshment stops available
- Family friendly
- Cultural/historical value
- Insider tip
The "Prelates-path" leads from the market town hall up the stairways to the market church, which can be visited at daytime. Across the cemetery to the road and continue uphill until just before the end of town. The way turns off to the left between the houses and leads along garden fences to Mühlbach stream. At the level of Engelszell Abbey, turn right into Klosterwald forest and continue to the "dormouse" - cottage, which somehow is reminiscent of the fairy tale of "Hansel and Gretel". The trail continues through the forest to the "Rushing stream". From here it`s downhill to the "former" hammer mill. On the state road keep left along the forest edge to Engelszell Abbey and back to the market the town hall.
The "prelate" is a dignitary in the Christian church. The trappists of Engelszell Abbey, the only Trappist monastery in Upper Austria, gave the hiking trail its name, In the monastery shop you can buy Trappist beer and monastic liquers.
Hiking backpack (incl. rain cover), sturdy shoes
- Board possible
on B 130 Nibelungenstraße coming from Linz and Passau,
from Schärding on the B 136 Sauwaldstraße
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