Time out from the daily routine

The name comes from St Rupert, the first Bishop of Salzburg and patron saint of the province of Salzburg.

The pilgrims' way that, since 2007, has led from St Gilgen via the Postalm, the Lammertal and Hochgründeck to Bischofshofen was extended in 2012: A new seven-day stage leads from Altötting to Salzburg, to St Rupert's grave. The destination is the Cross of St Rupert in Bischofshofen, the largest surviving metal cross from the first millennium of the Christian Age.

Three day stages from the Postalm, Europe's largest alpine pasture, via the Rinnbergalm to Russbach. The Erlbach chapel at Russbach, with its remains of late Baroque frescoes, was built in 1789 to commemorate the end of the plague. You continue through Annaberg to St Martin.

The "companion" to the St Rupert Pilgrims' Way describes the individual stages, and gives tips on accommodation. It tells the story of St Rupert, and points out particular objects of natural beauty and sights. The "companion" is available free of charge from the tourist information office.