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Pilgrimage church Maria Elend in Embach

Maria Elend

Pilgrimage church

The pilgrimage church Maria Elend is among the best-known, most popular and, at the same time, oldest pilgrimage sites in the entire Pinzgau. Located slightly outside Embach’s village centre, a 30-minute walk through glorious nature leads to the church. Embach is also home to the Geistliches Zentrum (Eng. “Spiritual Centre”).

The institution belonging to the Archdiocese of Salzburg offers a range of courses on such topics as fasting, personality development, meditation and spiritual guidance. From coffee biscuits to spelt bread – in the Waldcafe Maria Elend refreshment point – there is a lot of handwork and love in the products.

Find further information and the current list of courses in German at

Church service in the parish church Embach:

  • parish church service: Sunday 10.30 h
  • Weekday church service: Wednessday 19.00 h (Winter time: 18.00 h)
  • Rosary: Friday 19.00 h (Winter time: 18.30 h)
  • Possibilty for confession and talk: Wednessday before the church service (18.30 / 17.30 h)

Find further information for the parish church Embach here.

Actuall courses and more information can you find here.

That’s how you get to Maria Elend

  • a fascinating hiking through the Kitzlochklamm ca. 2 h, Rundweg 3,5 h
  • a comfortable walking from Embach ca 30 min.
  • very comfortable with the car
  • the mountainbike-trail to Kapeller Alp – past by the Woodencafe